NPG - Gallery Sound Guides

Scope and Content

Material in this series relates to the introduction of the above sound guides, including:
-The planning and execution of the 1966 guide;
-The planning, execution and promotion of the 1997 guide and 1999 refresh of its content;
-Information leaflets relating to the guide dated 1997 and c2006.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1966 the Gallery offered its first audio guide to part of its Permanent Collection. The sound guide to the Tudor Gallery was intended as a trial project, with the potential for further expansion, however the initiative was abandoned in 1970. In 1997 the Gallery launched a sound guide for the wider Collection, featuring over 200 recordings related to portraits. Material included historic audio recordings from the National Sound Archive as well as original texts regarding specific works and rooms of the Gallery.

Access Information

Available to view by appointment in the Heinz Archive and Library Public Study Room, to make an appointment contact Archive Reception . Although records are generally available for public consultation, some information in them, such as personal data or information supplied to the Gallery in confidence, may be restricted.

Other Finding Aids

The complete catalogue for this archive can be searched via the NPG Archive Catalogue .

Conditions Governing Use

Personal photography is permitted for research purposes only. Photocopying is not permitted.

Related Material

See also:
Annual Report 1965/1966 (NPG10/101)
Annual Report 1997/1998 (NPG10/121)
Photographs: Event: Launch of sound guide: 1997 (NPG22/4/20)
Press Releases: 1997 (NPG29/20)