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Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation to offer guided tours for blind people

Dalí’s Foundation and the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (ONCE) sign an agreement to allow visually-impaired visitors to enjoy the work of the Catalan artist. The Museum in Figueres, the Castle-House in Púbol and the House-Museum in Cadaqués will adapt their itineraries.

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09 March 2011 09:42 PM

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ACN / Ignacio Portela

Barcelona (ACN). \u2013 After reaching an agreement with the Spanish National Organisation of the Blind (ONCE), the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation will organise guided tours for blind and visually-impaired visitors at three art centres it manages: the Gala Dalí Castle in Púbol, the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres and the House-Museum in Portlligat, all located in the north of Catalonia.


Foundation staff will be trained in \u201Caccompanying techniques for blind people\u201D thanks to ONCE\u2019s special courses and the Foundation\u2019s Secretary-General, Lluís Peñuelas, stated that \u201Cthis is the first step\u201D as the main goal is to make the visual and literary work of the artist accessible to everyone.

Peñuelas stressed the \u201Cneed\u201D for making the Foundation\u2019s spaces \u201Copen and accessible to everyone\u201D while ONCE\u2019s territorial delegate, Teresa Palahí, considered this move a \u201Cprivilege\u201D  which can bring the Dalinian universe closer to the blind and visually-impaired people. According to Palahí, \u201Cit is a sign of normality, that our collective has gained access to culture. This makes us equal and freer.\u201D

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  • The Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres (by ACN)

  • The Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres (by ACN)