Laguna Museum Reaches Out To Visually-Impaired

A specially-designed museum exhibition here is open to the public especially for the visually-impaired to provide them the opportunity to “see” and appreciate art, culture and historical artifacts.

Zarah Escueta, senior curator of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)-run shrine and museum, said the special exhibition project on Rizal’s life, works, and heroism is now on its sixth run.

“The blind museum visitors are assisted to know more about our National Hero and History through the use of Braille and tactile that contains information about Rizal whether through his writings, museum collections and artifacts and the background of such museum pieces,” she said in an interview on Tuesday.

Dubbed “Inside Out: Museum Unboxed”, the project showcases the artifacts and collections of the Museo ni Jose Rizal sa Calamba (MJRC), or popularly known as the Rizal Shrine.

It ushered on its launch Saturday about a hundred museum visitors, including persons with disabilities (PWDs) and young people.

The museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays. Admission is free from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Meanwhile, the special exhibition project is organized by the NHCP in partnership with Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte, Touch the Artists’ Vision, and the Calamba Cultural Heritage and Historical Society. (PNA)

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