200 years of Louis Braille
Organization of exhibition: Typhlological Museum
Museological concept: Nina Sivec
Exhibition authors: Nevenka Ćosić i Nina Sivec
Art concept: Sven Bjelan
With this exhibition, the Typhlological Museum is celebrating 200 years of the birth of Louis Braille, creator of the raised dotted alphabet for the blind named after its creator – the Braille alphabet. Thanks to his invention, blind people experienced complete social affirmation and equality with those sighted. They were given access to knowledge as well as entrance into the world of science and art. In the footsteps of Braille’s idea, this exhibition aims to support and promote his invention which makes strides toward the equality, respect and integration of blind persons. The idea of the need for creating a special alphabet for the blind was encouraged by Vinko Bek, the first Croatian typhlo-pedagogue, in the 19th century when he created the foundations for bringing literacy to blind children in the region. He adapted the Braille alphabet into Croatian and printed the first Elementary Reader for the Blind.
Workshops: How to write in Braille and Let's take a walk with a white cane; 15th October, 2010, Varaždin
200 Years of Louis Braille, exhibition opens on October 2nd, 2010, Varaždin City Museum