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Tate Britain’s forthcoming AD tours

Tate Britains forthcoming Audio Description tours

Tate Britain’s forthcoming Audio Description tours for November and December 2018.

This email gives information about Tate Britain’s forthcoming Audio Description tours for November and December 2018.

As always, please meet us at the Manton Studio from 10.30am for tea coffee and cake before we make our way to the exhibition at 11.00am. Tours last until about 12.15pm.

The recommended drop off point for taxis is Tate Britain, Atterbury Street, postcode SW1P 4RQ

No booking required for the audio description tours

Monday 19th November 2018 at 11.00am

The Turner Prize 2018

Join Tate Audio Describers Jack Jeans and Sara Sassanelli, plus an introduction from the exhibition Curator Elsa Coustou, for a description of the entries for this year’s Turner Prize.

All four artists nominated for the Turner Prize this year have chosen to submit video works so the exhibition layout is of a large lounge space with sofas from which doors lead into four separate dark screening rooms.

A challenge then for our Describers who nevertheless will be able to take us for a ten minute dip into each room and, using our microphone transmitter and earphones, will describe what’s happening on screen at the moment we walk in.

Please note that these rooms are more or less completely dark but we will have our Describers, our Curator, some Visitor Assistants and a couple of Volunteer Hosts on hand to ensure everybody who would like guiding assistance has the support they need.

https://wwwtate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2018/audio-description-tour-turner-prize-2018

 

Monday 17th December 2018 at 11.00am

Edward Burne-Jones

Join me Marcus Dickey Horley and my colleague Isabella Nimmo for a tour round highlights of this beautiful exhibition of paintings, stained glass, tapestries and even a grand piano decorated by Edward Burne-Jones, a Victorian Pre-Raphaelite artist obsessed with the stories and beauty of medieval history, Arthurian legends, fairy tales and the Annunciation and Nativity.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/edward-burne-jones/audio-description-tour-edward-burne-jones

I will shortly be announcing our exciting programme of Audio Description tours for 2019 which will include many of Tate‘s forthcoming exhibitions, some special selections from the Collection Displays and some enjoyable surprises

Marcus Dickey Horley

07733110244

 

Tate Britain’s forthcoming AD tours

Tate Britains forthcoming Audio Description tours
Venue:
Manton Studio , taxi point: Tate Britain, Atterbury Street, postcode SW1P 4RQ
Time:
10.30am for tea coffee and cake - exhibition at 11.00am.
Phone:
07733110244
Date:
19th November 2018
Cost:
FREE
Contact:


Tate Britain’s forthcoming Audio Description tours for November and December 2018.

This email gives information about Tate Britain’s forthcoming Audio Description tours for November and December 2018.

As always, please meet us at the Manton Studio from 10.30am for tea coffee and cake before we make our way to the exhibition at 11.00am. Tours last until about 12.15pm.

The recommended drop off point for taxis is Tate Britain, Atterbury Street, postcode SW1P 4RQ

No booking required for the audio description tours

Monday 19th November 2018 at 11.00am

The Turner Prize 2018

Join Tate Audio Describers Jack Jeans and Sara Sassanelli, plus an introduction from the exhibition Curator Elsa Coustou, for a description of the entries for this year’s Turner Prize.

All four artists nominated for the Turner Prize this year have chosen to submit video works so the exhibition layout is of a large lounge space with sofas from which doors lead into four separate dark screening rooms.

A challenge then for our Describers who nevertheless will be able to take us for a ten minute dip into each room and, using our microphone transmitter and earphones, will describe what’s happening on screen at the moment we walk in.

Please note that these rooms are more or less completely dark but we will have our Describers, our Curator, some Visitor Assistants and a couple of Volunteer Hosts on hand to ensure everybody who would like guiding assistance has the support they need.

https://wwwtate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2018/audio-description-tour-turner-prize-2018

 

Monday 17th December 2018 at 11.00am

Edward Burne-Jones

Join me Marcus Dickey Horley and my colleague Isabella Nimmo for a tour round highlights of this beautiful exhibition of paintings, stained glass, tapestries and even a grand piano decorated by Edward Burne-Jones, a Victorian Pre-Raphaelite artist obsessed with the stories and beauty of medieval history, Arthurian legends, fairy tales and the Annunciation and Nativity.

https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/edward-burne-jones/audio-description-tour-edward-burne-jones

I will shortly be announcing our exciting programme of Audio Description tours for 2019 which will include many of Tate‘s forthcoming exhibitions, some special selections from the Collection Displays and some enjoyable surprises

Marcus Dickey Horley

07733110244

 

Help Improve AD in Museums!

Help Improve Audio Description in Museums

Are you a blind or partially sighted person who would like to help make museums and galleries more accessible? If so, we would love to hear from you!

What is the study about ?

A museum audio descriptive (AD) guide combines a description of an art work or object with factual background information. Although it is offered in many museums and galleries, very little research has looked at people’s experience of audio description. Researchers from the University of Westminster are looking at experiences of recorded AD for a series of photos, taken from the collections of the Museum of London.

We are looking for people with a visual impairment to take part. We are interested in all perspectives – whether you visit museums often or never ; whether or not you frequently experience AD or have never heard AD.  Your participation will contribute to the development of important understanding about what makes successful AD, and about its potential for use more widely across the museum sector.

What will I need to do?

We will ask you to listen to descriptions of 8 photographs through headphones. Afterwards, we will ask you some questions about your experience and what you thought of it. This stage should take around 1 hour.

One month later, we will ask you to complete a follow up questionnaire (which you can do at home), again asking about your thoughts and experiences. This questionnaire should take about 30 minutes or so.

We will offer you a range of options to complete the questionnaire to ensure that it is fully accessible.

Where and when is the study?

The first part of the study will take place in central London. Travel expenses can be covered – please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, to discuss further. The second part will be emailed (or can be carried out by telephone). We are looking for people to take part starting in September and dates are available to reserve now.

Rachel will also be running the study at Venue:  Pocklington Hub , Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG  on Monday October 1st and Monday October 29th.

How do I sign up?

Please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, on rachelsarahhutchinson@gmail.com or on 07816244469

We are also recruiting sighted participants for this study, so if you have friends or family who may be interested then they are very welcome to get in touch too.

As a thank you for your participation, we would like to offer all participants a £15 shopping voucher.

The University of Westminster is working in collaboration with the Thomas Pocklington Trust and VocalEyes for this study.

 

Help Improve AD in Museums!

Help Improve Audio Description in Museums
Venue:
Entrance D Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9LG
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07816244469
Date:
29th October 2018
Cost:
We would like to offer all participants a £15 shopping voucher.


Are you a blind or partially sighted person who would like to help make museums and galleries more accessible? If so, we would love to hear from you!

What is the study about ?

A museum audio descriptive (AD) guide combines a description of an art work or object with factual background information. Although it is offered in many museums and galleries, very little research has looked at people’s experience of audio description. Researchers from the University of Westminster are looking at experiences of recorded AD for a series of photos, taken from the collections of the Museum of London.

We are looking for people with a visual impairment to take part. We are interested in all perspectives – whether you visit museums often or never ; whether or not you frequently experience AD or have never heard AD.  Your participation will contribute to the development of important understanding about what makes successful AD, and about its potential for use more widely across the museum sector.

What will I need to do?

We will ask you to listen to descriptions of 8 photographs through headphones. Afterwards, we will ask you some questions about your experience and what you thought of it. This stage should take around 1 hour.

One month later, we will ask you to complete a follow up questionnaire (which you can do at home), again asking about your thoughts and experiences. This questionnaire should take about 30 minutes or so.

We will offer you a range of options to complete the questionnaire to ensure that it is fully accessible.

Where and when is the study?

The first part of the study will take place in central London. Travel expenses can be covered – please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, to discuss further. The second part will be emailed (or can be carried out by telephone). We are looking for people to take part starting in September and dates are available to reserve now.

Rachel will also be running the study at the Pocklington Hub on  Monday October 29th.

How do I sign up?

Please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, on rachelsarahhutchinson@gmail.com or on 07816244469

We are also recruiting sighted participants for this study, so if you have friends or family who may be interested then they are very welcome to get in touch too.

As a thank you for your participation, we would like to offer all participants a £15 shopping voucher.

The University of Westminster is working in collaboration with the Thomas Pocklington Trust and VocalEyes for this study.

 

Help Improve AD in Museums!

Help Improve Audio Description in Museums
Venue:
Time:
TBC - TBC
Phone:
07816244469
Date:
01st October 2018
Cost:
As a thank you for your participation, we would like to offer all participants a £15 shopping voucher.


Are you a blind or partially sighted person who would like to help make museums and galleries more accessible? If so, we would love to hear from you!

What is the study about ?

A museum audio descriptive (AD) guide combines a description of an art work or object with factual background information. Although it is offered in many museums and galleries, very little research has looked at people’s experience of audio description. Researchers from the University of Westminster are looking at experiences of recorded AD for a series of photos, taken from the collections of the Museum of London.

We are looking for people with a visual impairment to take part. We are interested in all perspectives – whether you visit museums often or never ; whether or not you frequently experience AD or have never heard AD.  Your participation will contribute to the development of important understanding about what makes successful AD, and about its potential for use more widely across the museum sector.

What will I need to do?

We will ask you to listen to descriptions of 8 photographs through headphones. Afterwards, we will ask you some questions about your experience and what you thought of it. This stage should take around 1 hour.

One month later, we will ask you to complete a follow up questionnaire (which you can do at home), again asking about your thoughts and experiences. This questionnaire should take about 30 minutes or so.

We will offer you a range of options to complete the questionnaire to ensure that it is fully accessible.

Where and when is the study?

The first part of the study will take place in central London. Travel expenses can be covered – please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, to discuss further. The second part will be emailed (or can be carried out by telephone). We are looking for people to take part starting in September and dates are available to reserve now.

Rachel will also be running the study at the Pocklington Hub on Monday October 1st and Monday October 29th.

How do I sign up?

Please contact the researcher, Rachel Hutchinson, on rachelsarahhutchinson@gmail.com or on 07816244469

We are also recruiting sighted participants for this study, so if you have friends or family who may be interested then they are very welcome to get in touch too.

As a thank you for your participation, we would like to offer all participants a £15 shopping voucher.

The University of Westminster is working in collaboration with the Thomas Pocklington Trust and VocalEyes for this study.