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Old guns displayed for the blind

AN EXHIBITION whose aim is to allow blind people to feel the difference between various kinds of weapons recently opened at the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava. Visitors are given the opportunity to pick up and touch some antique and modern weapons, like guns and cannons, from the 15th century through the 20th century.

"The exhibition is not aimed only at presenting the guns, but also at letting the visitors touch them to feel the craftsmanship and aesthetic features of rifles," said Ľuboš Petruška, the curator of the exhibition.

The exhibition catalogue is available in Braille, and lecturers trained by the Union for the Blind and Sight Impaired will be available to guide blind visitors. The event runs through to August 31.

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