Go behind the scenes at the Brooklyn Museum with this free virtual guide
The Brooklyn Museum this week launched a new digital guide on the Bloomberg Connects app that allows art lovers to learn more about the museum’s expansive collection that spans 5,500 years of human creativity. Aimed at enhancing in-person and virtual visits, the museum’s guide includes audio tours led by curators and creators that focus on artwork found across its five floors.
The guide features a special highlights tour narrated by writer, director, and activist Janet Mock that encourages visitors to explore the Brooklyn Museum, which is one of the largest museums in the country.
Included in the guide is an audio tour of Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech,” the museum’s current exhibition dedicated to the late designer’s work and collaborations with his contemporaries.
App users will be granted behind-the-scenes access to the exhibit through narration by guest curator Antwaun Sargent and with input from Abloh’s own friends and collaborators, Tawanda Chiweshe and Chloe Sultan.
New content will be added to the app on a regular basis, granting visitors a fuller experience and keeping them up to date with the museum’s diverse collection and special exhibitions.
“We’re thrilled to join the Bloomberg Connects app, which will offer our audiences more ways to engage with Brooklyn Museum content both on-site and off-site,” Carolyn Royston, deputy director of engagement at the Brooklyn Museum, said.
“As we continue to respond to major shifts in visitor engagement and expectations, and to evolve our visitor experience, we hope this new multimedia content will provide even more ways for our visitors to access and explore the Museum’s rich offerings.”
In August 2020, the Central Park Conservancy launched its own guide through the Bloomberg Connects app amid the pandemic. The guide shared information about the park’s natural habitats, historic statues, and landmarked structures using photos, video, and audio clips.