The Moscow Kremlin State Historical and Cultural Museum and Heritage Site (The Moscow Kremlin Museums) will take part in the International Museum Festival “InterMuseum-2016”. The festival will be held at the Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" from 13th to16th of May, 2016. The Moscow Kremlin Museums will present a new socially important project “Museum by Touch”, with the purpose to increase museum and cultural heritage accessibility to blind and visually impaired people. Besides, there will be a display of the catalog and other publications coincided with the exhibition “Boris Godunov. From a Courtier to the Sovereign of All Russia”, as well as a Chinese version of the Museums’ website.

The Festival of 2016 is devoted to the social role of the museum as an important instrument of social integration and inclusive development of the museum field. “Present-day museum is changing fast. Given that earlier there was a museum’s monologue directed to the visitor, now it is a dialogue. Different forms of interaction with the audience, comprising disabled people, are very important today. It’s a pleasure for me to announce, that The Moscow Kremlin Museums are one of the first museums in Russia having introduced a combined program creating accessible environment for visually impaired people. We hope that our experience would be valuable both for participants of the festival and guests,” says Elena Gagarina, General Director of the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Chairman of the jury of the festival “InterMuseum-2016”.

The project “Accessible environment at The Moscow Kremlin Museums” will be presented in details at the round-table conference “Museum without borders. Creating accessible environment for visually impaired people”, on 15th of May at 16:00.