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Under normal circumstances, we organise a free interactive tour for blind and partially sighted visitors, every month. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, this is currently not possible.
During this interactive tour, original artworks may be touched. If this is not possible, for instance when the work is too vulnerable, we can bring the artworks to life with touch replicas, smells, music, literature and taste.
Participation with the guided tour is free by showing a valid entrance form, on which the regular entrance fees apply. Per person one mentor may also enter the museum for free. You can make your reservation for the next guided tours via the programme page or by calling 040-238104.
On request every group may book the guided tour for blind and partially sighted visitors. The tour is also available for deafblind visitors. The guided tour takes two hours. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 040-2381042 for more information.
|Tuesday untill Friday from 11 – 17.00||€ 70,00 per group, excl. entrance|
|1st Thursday of the month 11 - 21.00||€ 70,00 per group, excl. entrance|
|Saturday and Sunday||€ 80,00 per group, excl. entrance|
|Students to 18 years||€ 7,50 per person, incl. entrance|
In 2019 the Van Abbemuseum develops, together with blind designer Simon Dogger an indoor navigation app for blind visitors and to open up the museum in a multi sensory way.
Most works of art may not be touched, because they are too vulnerable or they have no relief at all. Visitors are able to look at a number of works with their hands during the Special Guests tours. There will be special replicas to feel and small reproductions of paintings and sculptures will be used during the Special Guests tours.
MuseumTV has made a mini-documentary about the Van Abbemuseum through the eyes of Vincent Bijlo. Inclusion is a broad term: how do you make a museumvisit or experience inclusive for people with a physical or visual impairment, for example? Instead of experiencing the museum with his sight, which is the primary way of experiencing a museum for most people, Vincent Bijlo experiences the collection at the Van Abbemuseum through his other senses.