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Biomedicine in museums

The sensual museum

By December 3, 0001No Comments

Have you heard about this:

The idea of this museum is the sensual experience and means of its expression (such as hearing, smell, touch). Exposition “Catacombs of 21st Century” that evokes the spatial installation, includes 8 different parts: passing, manhole, garden, first step, border, second step, fragments, memory. Exposition is absolutely invisible; visitors can only perceive it through sounds, smells and touching.

(Just read a tweet about it from David Pantalony at the Canada Museum og Sci and Tech, Ottawa, see below:

@SciTechCurator David Pantalony
Is there a really good museum for the blind? Not just token experiences? I know of one in Kaunas #Lithuania.
5 hours ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply
from Ottawa, Ontario

The Kaunas Museum for the Blind (Lithuanian: Muziejus neregiams) in Kaunas, Lithuania opened in 2005. It was the first museum for the blind in the Baltic States and one of the first in Eastern Europe.[1]

The museum, located in the catacombs underneath St. Michael the Archangel Church, was created during the course of an international exchange project, “Catacombs of the 21st Century”, organized by students at the Kaunas University of Technology, under the supervision of the sculptor Robertas Antinis.[2] Students from Greece, Turkey, and Italy also participated in the process.[3] The exhibits can be perceived through sound, smells, and touch.[1][4]

Due to its sole reliance on the parish for access, the museum was frequently inaccessible during the late 2000s.[5]

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