Touch: Art Museum Opens Exhibit for Visually Impaired Visitors

Recognizing the need to make art more accessible and inclusive, an idea whose time is long past due, the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has recently implemented installations especially designed for the visually impaired.


Singapore Art Museum introduces “SAM Touch Collection” into the museum’s assemblage, a portable and interactive collection of artwork adaptation specially developed for the community of the visually impaired. The initiative is part of SAM’s outreach drives to offer the experience of contemporary art to the differently abled.

Objects at the “SAM Touch Collection” are developed based on selected works by Singaporean artists — artworks from the museum’s collection that are focused especially on the historical, cultural and social aspects of Singapore.  -Source

“The creation of the ‘SAM Touch’ [reflects] the changing roles of museums, [focusing on] audience engagement observation and reflection, to interaction and creation of experiences that are active, personal and inclusive.

Contemporary art should be accessible to all communities, development of programs like ‘Quiet Hour at SAM’ and the ‘SAM Touch Collection’ are the first steps in rolling out the type of programs that we intend to facilitate in the museum.”  –Wang Tingting, Manager of Programmes (Education) at SAM

The exhibition is on view at the Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 188555.

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Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the museum.

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