Thursday, 25 October 2012

World Renowned Art Collection Goes To Moorfields Eye Hospital

World Renowned Art Collection Goes To Moorfields Eye Hospital

Linda Lieberman, Photographer & Sculptor has donated an artwork 'Lifeline 01', which is now part of a unique collection of tactile art unveiled at Moorfields Eye Hospital to celebrate World Sight Day.

The permanent collection, generously donated by charity BlindArt, is quite a coup for Moorfields, which will be the first hospital to house such an eclectic array of tactile art. Moorfields strives for innovative ways to engage and improve patient and staff experience, and BlindArt’s generous donation is in tandem with Moorfields’ ethos.

BlindArt is a UK based charity that encourages participation and interaction with art for the visually impaired. By housing their collection at our hospital, Moorfields hopes to demonstrate to our patients that art can be enjoyed and appreciated by all, regardless of visual acuity.

Doctor Mariya Moosajee, who is spear-heading the arts programme and is a clinical lecturer here at Moorfields, welcomes BlindArt’s inspirational collection.

“The Moorfields Arts Project was launched last year to introduce the positive benefits of art in the healthcare environment. Part of this initiative was to ensure that the visually impaired and blind could appreciate high quality artwork. BlindArt hold the same doctrine, to dispel the notion that sight is essential to creating or enjoying exceptional art. We are so pleased to be housing the BlindArt permanent collection”

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