Dutch museum fills "Blind Spot" with art for the visually impaired

This Dutch exhibition is accessible to the visually impaired

LOCATION: Utrecht Central Museum

'The Blind Spot' exhibit recreates existing paintings

but with extra dimensions, such as sound and smell

including the aroma of ripe cheese

Museum-goers are also allowed to touch

(SOUNDBITE) (English) DUTCH CHEF AND ARTIST, JASPER UDINK TEN CATE, SAYING:"There was this one day, somebody who could not see was there, at the place where we served food out of this work, and we helped her touch (the artwork). She was blind and she had a lot of emotions. She was touched. So then I called Jeroen and we had this (realisation): 'Wow, we have something.'"

DUTCH ARTIST, JEROEN PRINS: "Yes, based on the theme of inclusivity. That moment was the starting point to actually create this exhibition."

(SOUNDBITE) (English) EXHIBITION VISITOR, BAS SUURLAND, SAYING:"I think it's an amazing experience, which is, to my idea, quite unique in the Netherlands. It triggers the other senses, other than (the) visual sense."

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