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Art through words

Description sessions for blind and partially sighted visitors
Date
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Time
10.30 - 11.30 am BST
For blind and partially sighted
Available online only

About

Gallery Educators introduce paintings from the collection in these description sessions for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Join Christina Bradstreet and Fiona Alderton for an audio description and discussion of François-Hubert Drouais’ portrait, 'Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame'.

Image: Detail from François-Hubert Drouais, 'Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame', 1763-4

Speakers

Fiona Alderton
Fiona Alderton is a Gallery Educator and storyteller. With a background in performing, she writes and gives sessions for adults and children, including commissions for various organisations such as the National Portrait Gallery, Dulwich Picture Gallery, and the Royal Opera House in London.
Dr Christina Bradstreet
Dr Christina Bradstreet is our Courses and Events Programmer. She is the author of ‘Scented Visions: smell in nineteenth-century art’. Her passion is promoting adult engagement with art and art history through innovative teaching approaches, including pioneering work in the field of art and mindfulness.

Access

The National Gallery aims to make access to the paintings enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public. There are a range of facilities to help you see the collection, visit exhibitions and come to events.

Supported by

Generously supported by the Lord Leonard and Lady Estelle Wolfson Foundation

Talks & conversations

Art through words

Description sessions for blind and partially sighted visitors
Date
Thursday, 29 July 2021
Time
10.30 - 11.30 am BST
For blind and partially sighted
Available online only

Tickets (free)

This is an online talk, hosted on Zoom. Please book a ticket to access the event. Only one ticket can be booked per account. 

You will be emailed an E-ticket with instructions on how to access your online events, films and resources via your National Gallery account.

Bookings close one hour before the event begins.