‘Feeling Van Gogh’ is an interactive programme specially for the blind and visually impaired with their seeing friends, family members and carers. Now with a permanent place in the museum. Feel, smell and listen to the ‘Sunflowers'.
Feeling Van Gogh has a permanent place in the museum with a 3D reproduction of the painting Sunflowers. Feel Van Gogh’s brush strokes, smell the sunflowers and listen to the painting.
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Tour and workshop with your own group
Book Feeling Van Gogh with your own group of maximum 12 people (including four carers). The programme is available in English, French and German.
This programme costs € 120,- excluding admission, and takes around two hours. Admission to the museum costs € 17 per person. Carers have free admission, as do visitors with a Museum Card. Register via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The programme consists of an interactive tour and workshop, which encourage the use of your senses. During the tour, specially trained tour guides talk about the permanent collection and the special story of Vincent van Gogh. You then go to the studio for a workshop.
In the workshop you feel Van Gogh’s brush strokes on the 3D reproduction of Sunflowers. Van Gogh is well known for his thick and expressive brush strokes which are very prominent on these reproductions.
You can also touch other objects like the model of The bedroom and painting material. You can smell the scent of wet grass after a thunderstorm and listen to Van Gogh’s own words.
For more information, please contact Harma van Uffelen, telephone number +31 (0)20 5705 907.
‘In the Van Gogh Museum I have been able to touch three paintings by Van Gogh printed in 3D. As an art lover, this was obviously amazing. More people should experience this, because despite not being able to make a comparison, I know that you will be able to look at such a painting in a completely different way.’ - Leroy, participant try-out and blind from birth
This programme was facilitated by chief partner the Eye Fund (Oogfonds) and the National Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Landelijke Stichting voor Blinden en Slechtzienden).