Museum Night for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Discover Mediamatic

10 Nov 2018

On the 10th of November we will rediscover the museum night, with all the senses except our eyes. This evening is specially organized for people with a visual impairment. Come to Mediamatic and experience the most famous artworks in the dark. Taste different dishes that gain strength without sight, discover our new exhibitions with your hands and smell the future of the Marineterrein!

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Visitors during Museum Night for visually impaired - 2018 Have you ever wondered what it is like to not be able to see art? During the Museum Night our Invisible Collection was launched. A collection of artworks told by Peter Vandermeersch, Dirk van Weelden, Valentijn Byvanck, Ann Demeester, Zeger Reyers, Maria Hlavajova, Charles Esche and Wim Pijbes. Guest got to listen to the first pieces during this edition of Museum Night.  This night was organised to experience art by using all your senses but the sense of sight. During the Museum Night we… Maxim Damper

Invisible Collection

The Invisible Collection is a collection of audio descriptions of visual artworks told by people like Peter Vandermeersch, Dirk van Weelden, Valentijn Byvanck, Ann Demeester, Maria Hlavajova, Charles Esche and Wim Pijbes. Listen to the first ones during this evening, and open your imagination. 

Blind ETEN

While you taste food primarily with your mouth, you experience it very differently without sight. For the Museum Night, culinary artist Asli Hatipoglu & our own Mediamatic chef Thorwald Voss prepared a series of dishes made for the senses, that gain strength without vision.


Blindfold Experience - Museumnacht - Maxim Damper

The Skin is an Extension of the Brain

The Skin Is An Extension Of The Brain is a collection of tactile installations. With these works, artist Margherita Soldati explores the relationship between visitors and space. Through textile manipulation and its application in architecture your sense of touch will be stimulated. This creates a stronger relationship between people, space and the experience of our daily environment. 


Textile for installation The Skin is an Extension of the Brain - Margherita Soldati

'O' Tristana

Oysters are locked in their homemade houses. Once they have settled, they never move again. A sad thing, according to artist Zeger Reyers. No oyster is the same. The molluscs are too weak to keep shape after they are opened. For 'O' Tristana Zeger opened hundreds of oysters. This work makes the oyster that we can never see visible and tangible.

Inverted Soundwalk

Inverted Soundwalk is a portable installation by Natali Blugerman, a work of art that lets you go outside and listens to the sounds low on the ground. Sounds that we normally miss because our ears are so high on our bodies. Inverted Soundwalk connects your feet with your ears and makes you aware of your verticality.


Natali showing visitors her ground sounds hearing device - Maxim Damper

The perfume

After 360 years, the Navy Terrain opens up. We will get more space in the centre of Amsterdam. What can we do with this? There are many options. Five perfumers developed unique fragrances inspired by five options. Five tailor-made fragrances give expression to various prospective visions of the city. These scents are now exhibited at Mediamatic (Het Parfum). Step by to smell different options for the future of Amsterdam. Does your favourite smell match your favourite future? 


Monai smelling perfume Filtered Beans by Niklaus Mettler - Scents Apparatus by Margherita Soldati Maxim Damper


10 November

From 19:00 to 22:00

Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam