Within the framework of the most important museum exhibitions, people with visual or hearing limitations are offered tactile exhibit models, educational programs as well as topical master classes for a permanent exposition. Tactile models are provided with Braille tags.
An inclusive program to the exhibition “Shchukin. Biography of a Collection” is organized as part of the Accessible Museum Project. It includes tours in Russian Sign Language, tactile displays for blind and visually impaired people and Digital Guides on the museum website and IZI.travel platform. The exhibition encompasses tactile models based on masterpieces, such as Dance by Henri Matisse, White Water Lilies by Claude Monet, Blue Dancers by Edgar Degas, House in a Garden (House and Trees) by Pablo Picasso, Pierrot and Harlequin by Paul Cezanne. The models are provided with Braille tags and audio guides with audio descriptive commentary.
Schedule of Tours:
July 3 and 4 at 12:00 a.m.
July 25 at 12:00 a.m.
August 15 at 7:00 p.m.
September 11 at 12:00 a.m.
Tour Guide: Oksana Kitashova, Aesthetic Department Member, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
Registration by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: +7 (985) 863–39–84.
Two opening lectures for blind and partially sighted visitors will be presented as part of the inclusive program. Natalia Kortunova, 19th and 20th Century European and American Art Gallery Assistant will elaborate on the history of the famous collection in the course of “Sergei Shchukin’s Collection” session. Using the example of artwork collected by Sergei Shchukin, members of the group will review and discuss outstanding masterpieces, paintings by impressionists, post-impressionists and modernists, such as Breakfast on the Grass, White Water Lilies by Claude Monet; Are You Jealous? by Paul Gauguin; Jaguar Attacking a Horse, The Poet and His Muse by Henri Rousseau, as well as Old Jew and a Boy, House in a Garden (House and Trees) by Pablo Picasso.
July 19 at 12:00 a.m.
August 22 at 7:00 p.m.
The lecture “Life and Work of Pablo Picasso” will help you follow the changes in artistic style of the great Spanish painter. Using tactile models based on the painter’s works, such as Old Jew, Girl on the Ball, House in a Garden, Portrait of Olga in an Armchair (Montrouge, spring 1918), Maternity (Fontainebleau, July 25, 1921) and Large Nude in Red Armchair (Paris, May 5, 1929), the course participants will get acquainted with various periods of Picasso’s art: Blue Period, Rose Period, and Cubism.
July 12 at 7:00 p.m.
August 27 at 12:00 a.m.
At the present time, the museum conducts highlight tours and holds classes on the following topics:
GOSPEL SCENES IN 17TH CENTURY DUTCH AND FLEMISH ART
STILL LIFE – THE WORLD ON THE TABLE
TOUCHING THE ANTIQUITY
HIS HIGHNESS THE CHAIR
TACTILE PERCEPTION OF PAPER
THE FIGURAL WORLD OF THE EDO PERIOD JAPAN
Tours for individual visitors and groups are conducted by appointment only on working days and opening hours of the museum Main Building. Entrance for visitors with disability (first and second degree) and one escort is free. It is permitted to visit the museum with a guide dog subject to availability of a document confirming the dog’s special training. Also, the dog shall be muzzled and wear a special guide-dog harness with “working dog” signs and reflective edges.
You can enroll on a tour or study session by phone +7 985 863 39 84 or e-mail: email@example.com. Waiting for your call from Monday to Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.