Audio Tour Guides – The Freud Museum
We’re delighted with the new audio guides and celebrated their arrival with champagne! From our point of view the development and production process has been very straight forward. It’s been a pleasure to work with such a friendly helpful and flexible company.
– Marion Stone, Museum Development Officer
The Freud Museum in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud’s library and study preserved just as it was during his lifetime. It contains Freud’s remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental – almost two thousand items fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. Undoubtedly the most famous piece of furniture in all the collection is Freud’s psychoanalytic couch, on which all of Freud’s patients reclined.
Audio Tour Guides
The museum wished to create a new audio guide tour for visitors. They devised their own script and sourced two voice-over artists – English actors Anna Massey & Roger Lloyd Pack. A blackbox-av sound engineer attended the museum for one day and recorded the 45 minute long audio tour in English. This recording was then produced in our sound studio and edited for use on our Tourmate SC550 audio guides. We then supplied the museum with 30 wands – 50% of which had optional headphones provided and 40-unit charger device.
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