This Kickstarter Aims to Replicate Great Works of Art for the Blind

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Nov 6, 2015
References: kickstarter & techcrunch
3DPhotoWorks is a Kickstarter project that wants to recreate the world's great works of art for the blind.

The campaign is aiming to raise $500,000 to make 3D replicas to stand beside their 2D counterparts in museums worldwide. By touching these sculptural artworks, visually impaired people could experience the pieces that the rest of the world sees. This could be implemented in museums like the Louvre, so that masterpieces as famous as the Mona Lisa would become accessible to all.

As if creating art for the blind wasn't incentive enough, the Kickstarter campaign is offering some amazing rewards for significant donations. A donation of $5,000, $7,500 or $10,000 will allow the donor to pick a piece of their choice to be replicated and gifted to the museum in which it resides. For smaller donations, 3DPhotoWorks will actually create an accessible three-dimensional version of one of the donor's own photos.