Summer is Here! Time to Take Stock of 2019
Welcome…(back) to Overheard.
As summer’s hot and muggy breezes roll in, Acoustiguide’s new website takes flight.
In the weeks and months ahead, look to this space for our unveiling of fresh-as-newly-cut grass news and projects – from audio experiences in museums or the outdoors, to forays into television, literature, and theater. Read on and stay tuned for more!
The new Statue of Liberty Museum has opened its doors! It took years of planning and hard work (think about constructing a museum on an island!), but now visitors can now learn about the Statue and the complexities of “liberty” in a new state-of-the art museum. Don’t forget to pick up the audio tour, available in 12 languages, Audio Description and American Sign Language, which guides you through the new museum, the Statue, and the island grounds. Can’t visit the museum just yet? See photos of the space and read more about it in the New York Times.
Anime star Junko Minagawa is a top celebrity in Japan these days. Recently she added a new talent to her resume – narrator for Acoustiguide’s kid-friendly audio tour for the traveling exhibition Impressionist Masterpieces from the E.G. Buehrle Collection, Zurich. And she’s not the only celebrity in Japan’s audio tour world. Stayed tuned to hear more about Acoustiguide’s recent projects with some of Japan’s most popular TV stars.
Is that Ratty, Toad, and Badger having a picnic by a river? It is! 3-D models of your favorite Wind in the Willows stories are on view at the River and Rowing Museum outside of London, with an audio tour to guide you. The museum celebrates its hometown of Henley-on-Thames, the river, and the sport of rowing that’s grown up around it. And, as a family-friendly institution, the exhibition about the classic children’s novel by Kenneth Grahame is enormously popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, you can get pretty close at Illawarra Fly! Nestled high in the Australian tree tops, visitors wander along scenic walkways that offer birds-eye views of the forest and coastline. Visitors can listen to audio tours stories about the surroundings and the structure itself as they take in the views.
We’ve all heard stories that start “once upon a time.” Across time and space, fairy tales bring us together. The Making of Tales at Geneva’s Museum of Ethnography explores the history and cultural significance surrounding eight familiar fairy tales in new and exciting ways – from displays of collection objects, to artworks produced by local artists, and to immersive “theaters of the imagination” produced by theater director Fabrice Melquiot.