From the travel blog Spin The Globe:
“The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) was built in 1891 near the Imperial Palace to house the extensive collections of the imperial family. With its vast array of eminent works and the largest Bruegel collection in the world, it is considered one of the most eminent museums in the world.”
General accessibility features:
- 5 public handicapped parking spaces at the Heldenplatz
- 2 public handicapped parking spaces at the side entrance of the Museum, Burgring 5 (Monday to Friday)
- The Museum offers special guided tours for disabled persons on request
Mobility accessibility features:
- Disabled parking access
- Wheelchair hire available
- Accessible toilet
Vision accessibility features:
- Barrier-free access at the side entrance of the Museum (Burgring 5)
KHM visitor service escorts visitors to elevator and inside the Museum
- 2 elevators available: entrance width 99 cm/38,98 inches, cabin depth 130 cm/51,18 inches, cabin breadth 150 cm/59,06 inches
- 5 barrier-free restrooms (souterrain, raised ground floor, 1. floor)
- Wheelchairs are available free of charge. (Please reserve one day in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Audible or braille signage
- Audio description services
GUIDED TOURS FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED PEOPLE
"Explore the masterpieces of the Picture Gallery alone or together with an art educator.
Talking about two-dimensional artworks is something of a challenge for our art educators. Specially-devised material combining tactile images and foils and audio descriptions offer valuable support in this endeavour. The more senses we stimulate for the perception of the visual arts, the more vivid and comprehensive are their effects."
"This auditory tour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is designed to assist people with visual impairment in their orientation in the building."
"The Kunsthistorisches Museum offers blind and visually-impaired visitors a new way an artwork’s explore paintings.
Until now, they could only experience the subject matter through an intensive dialogue with a companion. But specialized new technologies have transposed paintings into tactile reliefs, allowing visitors actually to feel the basic elements of the painted composition. These novel impressions are augmented by oral explanations provided by one of our educators.
In addition, we offer a brochure in Braille that comprises both a description of the artwork written especially for the blind and the visually-impaired, and additional information on the respective artwork."
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