Workshops for people with Visual Impairment


The Museum of Cycladic Art in collaboration with the University of Thessaly and the Greek Special School of the Blind in Athens, developed various practices to enhance the access and inclusion of people with visual disabilities into their spaces. 

As the most popular collection of the MCA is the Cycladic one and especially the marble figurines, the members of the Education Department of the MCA in collaboration with external professionals decided to create a multisensory museum kit. This device would act as the basis for a series of multi-sensory activities and information about the Ancient Cycladic Civilization, 3rd millennium BC, in general and more specifically the marble figurines with direct and in-direct references for the Cyclades and their history.

The kit contains a glossary book printed in typical and braille writing, an embroidered map of the Cyclades, a tactile water map, pebbles of different shapes and minerals, a puzzle consisting of broken parts of different figurines, pieces of foam and a replica of a marble figurine. As the educational material, can be used by different kind of groups in many ways, the workshop can take place in the classroom or the museum.

Information - Reservations
Monday - Friday 10.00-16.00 T. 210.7239438.