It’s a warning sign at art museums around the world: “Don’t touch the artwork.”
But Spain’s famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they’re encouraged to do so.
The Prado has made 3-D copies of some of the most renowned works in its collection — including those by Francisco Goya, Diego Velazquez and El Greco — to allow blind people to feel them.
Photo credit: Ignacio Hernando Rodriguez/Courtesy of Prado Museum
Caption: A blind visitor to Spain’s Prado Museum runs his fingers across a 3-D copy of the Mona Lisa, painted by an apprentice to Leonardo da Vinci.