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MaMoMi is a social enterprise with objectives to enhance the experiences and expand the possibilities available to blind, visually impaired and those at risk of exclusion.

We facilitate the interpretation of art and design for blind and visually impaired creative enthusiasts.


EVENT

Stranger By Design

A multisensory tour at the Design Museum

Join this Multisensory Tour for blind and partially sighted visitors to discover strange, unconventional and innovative approaches to design from the museum’s handling collection.

From the unique work of Philippe Starck to a cup for drinking in space, this session will focus on the design process behind a range of objects, asking how they unsettle everyday experiences and the expectations that we bring to the objects we use.

Please note that this tour is for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Date: Saturday 13th of July 2019

Time: 10.30 – 12.30

Booking: To book a place on this free tour, please email access@designmuseum.org with the title of the tour, your name and number of places required.

You can also call the Design Museum’s access team on +44 20 3862 5937 between 10 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.

The Juicy Salif by Phillipe Starck is a citrus fruit juicer made out of aluminium that looks like a over-sized spider on three long legs. It is available in black or grey anthracite

Image: The Juicy Salif designed by Philippe Starck, and made by Alessi. Image credit: Alessi

NEWS

Tactile Maps, Kensington: More Than Just Wayfinding

This is a tactile map installed outside South Kensington tube station.

Image credit: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Image description: The robust three-dimensional tactile map features colour-coding, raised letters, symbols and braille. The raised letters and braille are depicted in grey colour, the park and open spaces are depicted in green colour, the buildings in purple, the roads in dark blue and bus stops are marked with round yellow symbols. The map is installed on specially designed lectern style stands.

Read more about the Tactile Maps, Kensington: More Than Just Wayfinding blog.


EXHIBITIONS

Dialogue Beyond Sight exhibition 2016


PRESENTATIONS

Museums Association Conference and Exhibition 2017

Andrew delivering the the Beyond Sight workshop at the Museum Practice and careers hub workshops
Image description: Andrew delivers the Beyond Sight workshop at the Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop, Manchester.

This was a presentation on the values of interpretation tools, at Museums Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Manchester Central Convention Centre on 16 and 17 November 2017.


GROUP TOURS

ZSL London Zoo visit summer 2017

Image shows several blind participants listening to the Macaws as they are fed.
Image description: Visually impaired participants listen to the Macaws as they are fed in the bird enclosure.
This image shows Visually impaired participants exploring the zoo, listening, looking and smelling the spatial environment.
Image description: Visually impaired participants listen to the birds squawking.
This is a group image of some visually impaired participants, family and companions at the end of the visit.
Image description: This is a group photograph with visually impaired participants, family and companions.

Read more about the ZSL London Zoo summer 2017 visit in our blog.

Photography: Ryan Prince Art. Image credit: MaMoMi


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