To touch the image exhibition

the visitors appreciating the tactile adaptations

In the period 14 October - 6 December 2013, the exhibition entitled “To Touch the Image: Malczewski, Szymborska, Antoniszczak” was on view at the Jagiellonian University (JU) Collegium Maius Museum. The display was designed as an opportunity to sum up the results of the two editions (2012, 2013) of the “To Touch Culture” event and showcased adaptations of works of arts taking into account the needs of blind and partially sighted persons.

On the photo: the visitors appreciating the tactile adaptations discussed by Lech Kolasiński who executed them. Photography by G. Zygier

Exhibits

The visitors could once more become familiar with the “Water Nymphs” series of paintings by Jacek Malczewski and the corresponding tactile reproductions executed by Lech Kolasiński, a painting artist, accompanied by vivid descriptions by Róża Książek-Czerwińska, an art historian at the JU Museum. Another adaptation attractive for blind visitors and made available for the exhibition was a replica of the Nobel Prize medal received by the Polish poetess Wisława Szymborska, executed in agreement with the Nobel Committee of Stockholm. Additionally the art show featured objects from the atelier of Julian Antonisz (Antoniszczak), a well known director of experimental film animations made in the 1970s as well as tactile replicas of selected exhibits from the collection of the JU Museum executed by design students from the Pedagogical University of Krakow supervised by Malwina Antoniszczak.

Professor Krzysztof Stopka, JU Museum Director

Ireneusz Białek, Chief Coordinator at the JU Disability Support Service

On the photos: on the left - Professor Krzysztof Stopka, JU Museum Director; on the right - Ireneusz Białek, head of the JU Disability Support Service. Photographs by G. Zygier

Organisers

Exhibition organisers were the JU Collegium Maius Museum and the JU Disability Support Service. The curator of the exhibition “To Touch the Image: Malczewski, Szymborska, Antoniszczak” was Róża Książek-Czerwińska, who on behalf of the JU Museum was involved in the preparation of both editions of the “To Touch Culture” event (2012, 2013).

the visitors appreciating the tactile adaptations

students from the Pedagogical University of Krakow

On the photos: on the left - the visitors appreciating the tactile adaptations discussed by Róża Książek-Czerwińska, an art historian from the JU Museum; on the right - students from the Pedagogical University of Krakow presenting their works. Photographs by G. Zygier