Created to promote the integration of the blind and visually impaired and a multi-sensory experience of art, the Museo Omero is one of the few tactile museums in world, where visitors can learn about art through touch, in other words: see art through their fingertips.
Founded in 1985 by Aldo Grassini and Daniela Bottegon, the Museum was inaugurated on December 2nd, 1993 in a wing of the Donatello middle school. In the summer of 2012, the Museum moved to its present location, the Mole Vanvitelliana.
The Museum, a 3D encyclopedia of art history, features casts from original ancient Greek masterpieces, sculptures by Michelangelo and Canova, and works of art by contemporary artists, such as De Chirico, Marini, Martina, Messina, Pistoletto, and many others.
The collections are divided into 4 main rooms:
– Greek-Roman art
– Romanesque-Gothic art
– Renaissance art
– contemporary art
The Museum also offers a variety of courses open to families and professionals, training for teachers, consulting services, and a documentation center.
Reasons to visit:
- One of the few tactile museums in the world
- Explore art with your hands
- The unusual experience
Opening hours and contact:
from Tuesday to Saturday 4pm – 7pm;
Sundays and holidays 10am – 1pm and 4 to 7 pm
July and August: Tuesday to Saturday 5pm- 8pm
Sunday and 15 August 10am- 1pm and 5pm – 8pm
Free admission with reservations suggested.
The opening of the museum is guaranteed only if the municipal territory is inserted in a white or yellow zone (art.1 paragraph 10 letter. R of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 14/01/2021)
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