Since they opened, Palazzo Grassi e Punta della Dogana have been dedicated to making the exhibition spaces and activities open to everyone. Accessibility is not regarded as a service to offer visitors but is one of the foundations of the education mission: to make the museum an inclusive and welcoming space for all visitors. This is why the programming focuses as much as possible on guaranteeing true accessibility in its activities for all visitors, with or without disabilities.

ST_ART Listening with eyes

Developed in collaboration with Venice’s Ca’ Foscari University and VEASYT, the project launched in 2013 aims to guarantee complete accessibility to educational activities to children and families with hearing impairments, whether they are independent visitors or part of a school group, by means of a LIS interpreter who is available free of charge.


For the school workshops and guided tours, the presence of the LIS (Italian Sign Language) interpreter must be requested at time of booking.

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The sea in winter, a performance in sign language

In September 2015 Palazzo Grassi hosted a performance in Italian Sign Language conceived by Anna Ramasco in collaboration with the ENS of Mestre.

50 signers, a performance in sign language

In May 2014, artist Anna Ramasco, in collaboration with the ENS Mestre, organised a performance with 50 signers to discover a new way of talking about contemporary art.