A double initiative to celebrate the 2023 International Day of People With Disabilities
Named after the founder of the Uffizi Gallery's educational section in 1970, Maria Fossi Todorow, two new multifunctional rooms have been inaugurated, designed to develop educational projects intended for families, schools, children and people with disabilities. Located on the ground floor and specifically furnished to carry out various types of activities (lessons, workshops, readings for kids), they were designed in compliance with the most innovative criteria of learning environments, with the aim of making the museum experience as much comfortable as possible, and stimulating curiosity and creativity.
The second volume of the series of tactile books by the Uffizi Galleries has also been presented. The book is dedicated to the famous female portrait by Raphael known as The Veiled Woman and on display in the Palatine Gallery of Pitti Palace. Launched in 2021 with the volume on Botticelli's Primavera, the series of tactile books is part of a project to expand the cultural accessibility of the museum's collections and aims to allow blind and visually impaired people to enjoy painting.