Friday, August 24, 2012

Halsey offering free audio tours of exhibitions

Posted by Erica Jackson Curran on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:40 PM

The Halsey is now offering free smartphone-powered audio tours of their exhibitions. The gallery premiered the feature at this summer’s Return to the Sea exhibition, and it’s all set up for F. Scott Hess’ Paternal Suit exhibit, which opens Fri. Aug. 24. QR codes will be placed throughout the exhibition, offering more in-depth stories and anecdotes about various pieces.

Don’t have a smartphone? The Halsey has a couple of iPod touches they’ll lend out to luddites.

“Any way we’re able to present information in a different format is always going to be a good thing,” says Lizz Biswell, curator of education and public programs. “This addresses another learning style or another way that people would prefer to receive their information. It makes it more accessible.”

The Paternal Suit audio tours won’t be available until after opening weekend, but Hess will be at Friday’s opening, and he’ll also host an exhibit walk-through on Sat. Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Find out more here.

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