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Blind visitors, art museums and the web

Hayhoe, Simon (2017) Blind visitors, art museums and the web. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, London, UK. ISBN 9781442272057

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Blind Visitor Experiences at Art Museums answers three questions: Why does a blind person want to view paintings in a museum or on its website? Why would a blind person want to learn about an artifact they could not see as the artist intended it to be seen? Why does a blind person go to the trouble of being in the presence of an art work that was being described to them? It does this using nine in-depth case studies of visitors to the education department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In addition, the book includes findings from participant observations in classes and touch tours for blind and visually impaired people at the Met. After reading the book, readers will understand both passive and active social exclusion from the museum’s facilities – in this book, active exclusion is defined as a deliberate act of exclusion based on the belief that blind people are incapable of understanding visual art, and passive exclusion is defined as exclusion resulting from an aspect of miseducation, such as inappropriate building design or learning materials, or a lack of training, knowledge, resources, access materials or buildings

Item Type: Book
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Additional Information: © 2017 Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Divisions: CPNSS
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science (CPNSS)
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2017 12:21
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2020 01:24

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