Two Lancaster University engineering students will work with the city-council run City Museums and Galloway’s Society for the Blind in Morecambe to 3D-print relief versions of paintings from the museum’s art collection.
The project will see people with sight loss working with the university and the museums to develop effective methods for enabling those with visual impairments to engage with the museum collections. This is likely to include audio description as well as 3D relief printing.
The long-term aim of the project is that the museums will be able to do this for all future exhibitions using museum collections and so a manufacturing process – including a 3D printer – will be commissioned for the museums and staff trained in how to use it.
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