Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery introduces new audio tours


Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by KCFM

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Visitors to Hull’s Ferens Art Gallery will now be able to have a guided audio tour.

The free headset, with a fully refundable deposit of £5, offers audio descriptions of the public’s twenty favourite sculptures and paintings.

It’s believed the new guide will allow the gallery to be more accessible and enjoyable, especially for those who are visually impaired.

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Portfolio Holder for Sport, Culture and Leisure, says:

“This guide will open up a whole new experience to visitors of the gallery, making it more accessible and enjoyable for visitors and in particular, we hope, the visually impaired.

“Heritage Volunteers have done a wonderful job and we very much appreciate the time and hard work behind the creation of the guide. I’m sure it will prove popular.

“This enhancement comes at an exciting time for the gallery with the recent funding announcements meaning the gallery will undergo major refurbishment throughout 2016.”

Tom Dealey, Heritage Volunteer, says:

“It’s been a pleasure to be involved in the creation of this audio tour for the Ferens.

“The team of volunteers, especially our narrator Dave Todd and our sound engineer Tim Pickles, have all worked hard to create this tour; and the support and enthusiasms we have been given by the Ferens staff has been fantastic.

“We hope that this audio tour will enhance the Ferens and its collection for all future visitors.”

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Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by KCFM

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