On 7 June 2013, new adaptations were on display at the JU Collegium Maius which make art more accessible to persons with disabilities and are an enriching addition to the collection held at the Collegium Maius since 2012. We are delighted to report that on that day hundreds of people joined in, keen to see the adaptations on view. The visitors stressed the fact that, regardless of being disabled or not, they could touch all the adaptations, much to their satisfaction.
Massively popular was an adaptation of Wisława Szymborska's medal, executed by Lech Kolasiński as approved by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm.
Apart from the medal, the visitors were able to touch linocuts representing the contents of Jacek Malczewski's paintings. To that end, his series "Water Nymphs" was selected, accompanied by excellent descriptions authored by Róża Książek-Czerwińska.
Students of Design at the Pedagogical University of Cracow also presented their adaptations. Guided by Malwina Antoniszczak, they developed a number of interesting objects, which can now be touched, like a Jagiellonian goblet and a coat of arms of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania clearly visible on it.
The JU students of Geology, in turn, prepared various rocks and minerals set in lava and explained the meanders of life enchanted in stone for millions of years.