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Information for Visitor

Museum for the Blind

Address: Šv. Mykolo Arkangelo (Įgulos) bažnyčios (soboras) rūsiai (Basement of Šv. Mykolas Arkangelas church)
Nepriklausomybės a. 14, Kaunas.
Tel. (+370 ~ 37) 22 66 76.
Museum can be entered through the back entrance of the church.

Information for Visitor

Opening hours:
Museum is open during church service hours, from 8 to 15.

free entrance.

In the frame of international exchange project “Catacombs of 21st Century”, organized by the students of Kaunas University of Technology (September 10-20, 2005), Lithuanian and foreign students have created Museum for the Blind under supervision of the sculptor, the National prize winner – Robertas Antinis. The idea of this museum is the sensual experience and means of its expression (such as hearing, smell, touch). Exposition “Catacombs of 21st Century” that evokes the spatial installation, includes 8 different parts: passing, manhole, garden, first step, border, second step, fragments, memory. Exposition is absolutely invisible; visitors can only perceive it through sounds, smells and touching. According to R. Antinis, visitors of this museum must work through hanging objects, elastic stripes, spaces of sounds, smells and touching.
Visitor information is in Braille and in common writing.
Visitors who can see are also invited to conquer “Catacombs of 21st Century”.
This is the first museum for the blind in the Baltic States and one of the first among museums of Eastern Europe.

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