Through our PocketMuseum℠ program, the Brooklyn Museum is pleased to offer audio gallery guides for the permanent collection exhibitions American Identities, Egypt Reborn, and The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago. These guides feature excerpts from interviews with Museum curators and staff, artists, outside experts, and members of the local community. All are random access, which means you can listen to as many of the 1 to 2 minute stops as you wish, in the order of your choice. The Brooklyn Museum also develops audio guides to accompany certain special exhibitions.
There are several ways to enjoy PocketMuseum℠ audio:
Visit the Museum and use your cell phone to access all guides free of charge.* Using the system is as easy as dialing a telephone number and then entering the item number that corresponds to the object you wish to hear about. Pick up a printed map of the stops, or simply look for objects in the galleries marked with labels like this:
You may stay connected as you walk through the galleries, or hang up and call back as often as you like during or after your visit.
- Visit the Museum and rent an iPod for a daily fee of $5 for non-Members, free for Museum Members. (iPods contain permanent collection exhibition guides only.)
- Visit the Brooklyn Museum on iTunes U to download audio gallery guides to your iPod free of charge. (Link will open in iTunes.)
Listen online by visiting the audio web pages for specific exhibitions.
Transcripts of the guides for American Identities, Egypt Reborn, and The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago are available for visitors upon request.
*The cell phone gallery guide is provided free of charge; however, you will use your cell phone minutes while connected, regardless of your carrier.
Cell phone audio hosted by Guide by Cell, Inc.
Some audio originally produced in part by Acoustiguide, Inc.
Cell phone and iPod gallery tours made possible in part by the Verizon Foundation.