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EXHIBITION LAUNCH: LIVING IN A SENSORY WORLD

Sensory World Exhibition #1This morning the Gold Museum hosted the launch of the travelling exhibition, Living in a Sensory World: Stories from people with blindness and low vision. This exhibition was developed in partnership between the Powerhouse Museum and Vision Australia, and includes first-hand accounts and technologies for people with blindness and low vision.

Interesting objects featured on display include telescope eyeglasses from the 1920s, a talking book machine from the 1950s, a Bionic Eye and a Braille Playboy magazine from 1974.

Dr. Kevin Murfitt cutting the offical ribbon held by Ms. Jan Chisholm and Mr. Jeremy Johnson

The launch was hosted by Dr. Kevin Murfitt, Chair of the Board of Vision Australia and Professor Terry Lloyd, President of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association, with speeches by Mr. Jeremy Johnson (CEO, Sovereign Hill Museums Association), Ms. Jan Chisholm (General Manager Fundraising, Vision Australia) and Mr. Brian Reynolds (client of Vision Australia). Approximately 55 guests were in attendance, and enjoyed morning tea whilst taking the opportunity to view the exhibition.

Guests enjoy the displays at the Living in a Sensory World exhibition launch

Guests enjoy the displays at the Living in a Sensory World exhibition launch

This exhibition is also supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government Program. It is on display at the Gold Museum from November 15, 2012 to February 3, 2013.

You can learn more about Living in a Sensory World here:

Gold Museum Exhibitions; Vision Australia; Powerhouse Museum.

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