Museo ni Jose Rizal sets up braille exhibit to help visually-impaired visitors appreciate art

Museo ni Jose Rizal
Inside Out: Museum Unboxed and the Touch the Artists’ Vision project educates visually-impaired museum goers about Jose Rizal’s life, works, and heroism through tactile and braille. Photo from Southern Luzon Association of Museums

Museo ni Jose Rizal sa Calamba (MJRC), popularly known as Rizal Shrine, recently launched a braille exhibit dubbed as the “Inside Out: Museum Unboxed” to help visually-impaired museum-goers appreciate the artifacts and collections of Dr. Jose Rizal.

With its aim to have an inclusive museum for the visually-impaired and other PWDs, the Museo ni Jose Rizal sa Calamba features tactile sculptures and braille which contain information about the National Hero who hails from Calamba.

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Now on its sixth run, the special exhibition for the visually-impaired continues to educate museum visitors about Jose Rizal’s life, works, and heroism.

The braille exhibit was made possible through the National Historical Commission of the Philippines’ (NHCP) partnership with the Rotary Club of San Juan del Monte, Touch the Artists’ Vision, and Calamba Cultural Heritage and Historical Society.

Museo ni Rizal in Calamba City, Laguna is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Admission to the museum is free.

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