Access Tour Exhibition
The Offbeat Sari: Audio Described Tour
Join guide Andrew Mashigo for a special audio-described tour of the exhibition The Offbeat Sari for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions.
Join Andrew Mashigo for a group tour through The Offbeat Sari, our major exhibition celebrating the contemporary sari featuring the finest creations of our time from designers, wearers and craftspeople in India.
Conventionally an unstitched cloth wrapped around the body, which can be draped in a variety of ways, the fluid form has enabled the sari to morph and absorb changing cultural influences. The exhibition unravels the sari as a metaphor for the complex definitions of India today.
Tour: 11:00 – 12.15 in Level -1 gallery
Handling session and refreshments: 12:15 – 13:00
The tour will happen from 11:00 to 12:15.
A handling session and refreshments will happen from 12:15 to 13:00.
Due to limited capacity, this tour is only for blind and visually impaired visitors and their companions. Guide dogs are welcome.
Please ensure you only book if you plan to attend and please cancel your booking in advance if your availability changes.
Suitable age: 18+
Pay what you can – Make a donation via the link below to help the museum achieve its mission of inspiring everyone to understand the value of design.
Mashigo is an artist and museum educator who works collaboratively with blind and visually impaired creative practitioners to develop workshops, exhibitions and tours. He is also the founder of MaMoMi, a community interest social enterprise which enhances the experiences available to the visually impaired, deaf-blind and those at risk of exclusion.
A major exhibition celebrating the contemporary sari featuring the finest creations of our time from designers, wearers and craftspeople in India.
Background image: Textile detail from The Offbeat Sari exhibition photographed by Andy Stagg.