The MNAF consists of two different areas:
- the exhibition space to be used for temporary exhibits connected to the theme of historical and contemporary photography assembled by the Museum itself or hosted on the basis of agreements with the most important and prestigious international institutions.
- the permanent museum space devoted to the history and technique of photography, with exhibits of original vintage materials illustrating the history of the invention and of the various techniques, as well as works by the leading photographers. The museum itinerary is divided intoseven sections: a sort of visual historical itinerary that leads from the origins of the new invention, with reference to the great photographers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, to contemporary Italian and international photography.
A tour itinerary – the Touch Museum - has been specifically set up for the visually disabled, for the first time technical information about photography and the pictures themselves can be “read” using specially created Braille supports, thanks to the collaboration of the Unione Italiana Ciechi (Italian Association for the Blind) and the Stamperia Braille of the Region of Tuscany.
Equal attention has been given to providing assistance for the deaf, and a sign language interpreter will be available for guided tours, in collaboration with the Ente Nazionale Sordomuti (National Association for the Deaf).