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On January 26, the exhibition "Birch bark for centuries" in the State Darwin Museum with the informational support of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism was closed Pilot Master the class for the visually impaired and blind people. Master berestyanschik Alexander Shutihin spent tactile tour of the exhibition and spoke about the long-standing method of decorating bark - stamping. Braille tactile font Braila, in fact, is the same lettering.

With the help of the blind participants learned to write braille sighted first on heavy paper, and then on the bark. Participants of the master class tested the invention of designer Marina Turlaev - Braille inscription on birch bark for a cup holder. For the manufacture of designer cup of birch bark is suitable only manual stamping as industrial production leaves punctures, which can then lead to damage to the items.

Thus, elm and Braille form the basis of the manufacture of designer cups, in the production of which can be applied the unique skills and experience of the visually impaired and blind people. This means that the traditional fishing "embossed on the bark" can form the basis of social entrepreneurship: cottage industry for the manufacture of any product that is not like "designer cup of birch bark, made Braille technology." So we can preserve the unique, almost forgotten folk craft of the Arkhangelsk region, which is now owned by Alexander Shutihin from the village Kuimiha and to support people with disabilities who are willing and able to acquire unique knowledge and techniques, and even earn, because hand-made objects, the more with the help of unique crafts, nowadays gain more value.

An example of the Darwin Museum clearly shows that Russian museums can have in this process is of great help. In addition, the preservation of natural and cultural heritage, identity and tradition - one of the main tasks of museums and it could not be better coincides with the main principles of socially responsible tourism .

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