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At Your Fingertips

Location: Baltimore Museum of Industry
Dates: Spring 2010



In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Louis Braille, the Baltimore Museum of Industry opened this small focus show dedicated to the embossed type invented by Braille to enable the blind to read and write. Six Hopkins undergraduates in the spring 2009 course History of the Artifact worked with historian and BMI educator Lori Finkelstein to research Braille and his invention and organize this installation. They selected artifacts, wrote all accompanying text, and developed educational materials to help engage visitors. All of the objects in the show were lent by the National Federation for the Blind.