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Free WiFi launched at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

17/12/2013

A brand new, completely free, Wi-Fi service is now available in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, allowing people to enjoy access to the web, while enjoying one of Europe's great art collections.  To celebrate the museum has launched a free Global Treasure Hunt app that can be downloaded to any mobile device. 

There are three tours to choose from; Adult, Child or Pre-School.  Each encourages the public to explore the many treasures on show in the museum by following clues to collect bronze, silver or gold tokens, which can be traded for a prize in the museum shop. 

To download the app please go to http://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/museums/kelvingrove/tour/Pages/Global-Treasure-Hunt.aspx

Councillor Archie Graham, Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum has always been about introducing new audiences to the treasures of Glasgow’s Collection.  Providing free Wi-Fi allows visitors to keep up to date with world events as they enjoy this world-class attraction.

The Treasure Hunt app allows us to showcase the collection in a new fun way and encourage visitors to explore one of Scotland’s most popular attractions in greater depth, seeking out treasures they might otherwise not have taken in.”

For those who are keen to share their experience at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum with friends, there are two downloadable options.  A virtual tour or an audio guide which can be downloaded allowing anyone to enjoy some of Glasgow’s greatest treasures wherever and whenever they like.

The virtual tour features 28 different locations inside and outside the museum and stitches together hundreds of images to give the viewer a complete 360 degree horizontal view and 180 degree vertical view.  It was created by 360 Virtual Image and features all the highlights of a visit to Kelvingrove including Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali, the popular Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists Galleries, the Centre Hall and the historic Lewis and Co. Organ which still plays everyday as well as other star objects including the Spitfire and Sir Roger the African Elephant.

To access both tours please go to www.glasgowmuseums.com/kelvingrove​

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