Help visually impaired visitors to discover the masterpiece of the architect Robert Mallet-Stevens by funding a tactile publication.
Make a donation to publish Sensitinéraires and help the visually impaired to discover the Villa Cavrois!
Help us to offer blind and visually impaired visitors the chance to appreciate this exceptional monument.
The Villa Cavrois, a genuine modern château, is located in Croix in the Lille metropolitan area, and was the fruit of a meeting between a couple, Paul and Lucie Cavrois, and the talented architect Robert Mallet-Stevens. Built between 1929 and 1932, Mallet-Stevens designed every last detail: the furniture, decoration and garden, using all the latest technologies available in the first half of the 20th century.
Help others see the monuments with their fingertips
Since 2005, the Sensitinéraires collection has offered blind and visually impaired people a unique way to discover the national monuments using tactile, auditory materials. Books of art in their own right, these works aim to represent, for people who cannot appreciate them by sight, the volume, architectural form and decoration of the buildings in the exact proportions and aesthetic dimensions.
Photos of the existing Sensitinéraires on the Château d’Angers Apocalypse Tapestry.
To make the patterns appear in relief on the paper, specialist artists use a precise, artisanal embossing technique. The sheets are stamped one after the other, after making stucco counterparts. Texts recorded on audio CD in DAISY format, a genuine revolution in speaking books, accompany the tactile pictures.
Five monuments: the Sainte-Chapelle, the Panthéon, the Cité de Carcassonne, the Abbaye de Cluny, and the Château d'Angers and its famous Apocalypse Tapestry, have already been featured.
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However much you donate, if you wish you can have your name [or the name of a person of your choice] listed on the donors page of the website.
> For all donations above €50, you will also receive 1 free entry ticket to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
> For all donations above €100, you will also receive 2 free entry tickets to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
> For all donations above €300, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to the inauguration of the book publication at the Villa Cavrois, in the presence of the authors and the Director of the Villa.
> For all donations above €600, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to attend a private demonstration of artisanal embossing technique.
> For all donations above €1,000, you will become a member of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux sponsors club and will be invited for one year, with the person of your choice, to our unique events all over France (Invitations to Monuments en mouvement, Monuments en musique, exhibition previews, etc.).
*Our invitations do not include transport and accommodation.
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