The inclusive exhibition Unseen Art: Pushing the Boundaries of Potential opens at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, National Carpet Museum told APA.
The project is organized by the State Hermitage Museum and the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum within the support of Jewelry and Watch House of Cartier.
This exhibition is the result of many years of research on creating replicas of artworks for individuals with visual disabilities. The museum visitors will be able to explore world art heritage through a tactile display.
The exhibition presents the inclusive fragments of the Pazyryk carpet, the oldest carpet in the world preserved in the State Hermitage Museum, newly woven by the Traditional Technologies Department of the Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum. The project makes it possible for visitors with visual impairments to experience a variety of techniques and feel the ornaments’ shapes.
The exhibition also displays relief replicas of felt products found in the Pazyryk burial mound, bas-reliefs designed based on the famous Panjakent murals and their animated narratives, a relief model of Rembrandt's painting Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes, and much more.
The ANCM's inclusive project in the State Hermitage Museum is part of the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation signed between the two museums in 2020.
Exhibition dates: November 13 - December 12, 2021.