The National Museum of Cinema, which is one of the most important in the world on account of its wealth of exhibits and its many varied information and scientific activities, owes its uniqueness to its particular exhibition layout. The museum is inside the Mole Antonelliana, the monument that symbolises the very city of Turin and extends over a spiral, moving upwards over several levels to create a spectacular presentation of its collections that show the history of cinema, from its origins to the present day. Scenes, sets, projections and light effects form a setting enriched by displays of photographs, sketches, and items, the different visiting routes show the secrets behind the camera and the stages that precede the actual screening. The first project to set up an Italian museum of cinema dates back to June 1941, when Maria Adriana Prolo (1901-1991), expert in history and film, began working towards achieving this idea. Sixty years on, in July 2000, the current home of the Museum was inaugurated and in just a short time, it became one of the most visited in Italy.
The National Museum of Cinema, which has always been attentive to the needs of different types of visitor, uses display solutions and instruments aimed to provide the full museum experience to all visitors. Specifically, for deaf people, each floor of the exhibition route and temporary exhibitions have QR codes and NFC (technology to provide wireless connections) that activate audio video guides in Italian on visitor’s smartphones, complete with Italian Sign Language and subtitles. A service with Italian Sign Language guide is also available to book.
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The National Museum of Cinema, which has always been attentive to the needs of different types of visitor, uses display solutions and instruments aimed to provide the full museum experience to all visitors.
There is a special entrance with intercom entry for persons with physical disabilities, and wheelchairs are available from the ticket office, free of charge.
Each floor of the Museum has visual-tactile panels for easy reading and also in Braille, with a map of the museum route. There are also QR codes and NFCs available to enable the audio video guide in Italian, with Italian Sign Language and subtitles.
Guided visits with Italian Sign Language guide are available for booking. To book your visit, send an email to: email@example.com
There are also different accessibility means in place for temporary exhibitions, such as easy-read sheets, conceptual maps for people with learning disabilities, Italian Braille texts, and visual-tactile reproductions of some of the works on show, plus audio video with Italian Sign Language interpreter and subtitles.