Tate Britain Mobile Guide

Tate Britain Mobile Guide


Tate Britain is the national gallery of British Art where you can see a wide range of art dating from the year 1500 to the present day. This audioguide app has been produced to accompany the recently updated displays where you can walk through 500 years of British art, seeing favourite masterpieces as well as discovering new ones.

The app features:
- Detailed information on key works in the BP Walkthrough British Art displays
- Curators' commentaries
- Opinions from a range of other commentators
- Background information about British history and art history

The app is designed to be used as an audioguide whilst you are visiting the Tate Britain displays, however you can also listen to the commentaries wherever you like. An image of each artwork discussed is onscreen as the commentary is played.

Please note, this app is not currently optimised for tablet devices.

The app was produced by Tate and programmed by Antenna International.
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About Tate Britain Mobile Guide
Tate Britain is the national gallery of British Art where you can see a wide range of art dating from the year 1500 to the present day. This audioguide app has been produced to accompany the recently updated displays where you can walk through 500 years of British art, seeing favourite masterpieces as well as discovering new ones.

The app features:
- Detailed information on key works in the BP Walkthrough British Art displays
- Curators' commentaries
- Opinions from a range of other commentators
- Background information about British history and art history

The app is designed to be used as an audioguide whilst you are visiting the Tate Britain displays, however you can also listen to the commentaries wherever you like. An image of each artwork discussed is onscreen as the commentary is played.

Please note, this app is not currently optimised for tablet devices.

The app was produced by Tate and programmed by Antenna International.

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A Google User
Nov 5, 2014
Good, but needs a 'play under locked screen' option The app's intention is to walk you through a representative selection of another representative selection. The Tate has curated several rooms to display a chronological circuit of British Art. Handily, the period covered by each room glints at you from the floor, though sometimes it requires a bit of wandering to work out which exit has the relevant number. You get around three paintings discussed per room, between one to two minutes each time. Occasionally there is some extra content, like a contemporary artist discussing the work, or some historical background. For example, an expert on 18th century ballet to flesh out the pose struck by Giovanna Baccelli in Gainsborough's famous portrait, or Damien Hirst's opinion on 'Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion' by Francis Bacon. That commentary is quite good, but there is an annoying downside to the audio guide. Normally when you play audio, you can switch off your screen. Not with this app. It insists on keeping your screen on, a major battery drain if you're a fellow user of phones in the 'ridiculously-huge' category. A less irksome problem is that this app is massive, so use wifi to download it.
A Google User
Aug 13, 2014
Audio guide This is an audio guide and should be labelled as such. Don't waste your time with the very large download unless an audio guide is what you want. Can't comment on the details of the contents as I didn't use it.
A Google User
Apr 8, 2014
My anti virus says is a trojan
A Google User
Nov 23, 2013
Simple and easy to use A good introduction to the collection of 500 years of British art. Commentary is around 1min 30secs per work which is enough to give a starting point when looking around without boring anyone to death. Hope it will continue to be updated as the displays change in the coming months and years.