Audio Guide

Kumu Art Museum is happy to let our visitors know that starting from 6 May all art lovers have the opportunity to make acquaintance with the permanent exhibition of Estonian art with the help of Audio Guide.

The system of Audio Guides offers an opportunity to have a profound overview of 80 masterpieces of Estonian art.

Audio guides are available in Estonian, Russian, English and Finnish. The complete system can be compared with the daily utilized mp3-players which allow listening to the respective recorded clips in the exhibition halls next to the works of art bearing the respective label.

In the sound clip the Estonia of the period of completion of the work is described, the imagery is interpreted and an overview of the colourful life and creation of the artist is provided. Moreover, the user of audio guide can select the works for examination at his or her discretion. The recorded texts can be repeated, wound forward and back, as well as make pauses or stopped.

The Audio Guide programme lasts approximately three hours.

The daily rental fee is 50 kroons plus the entrance fee. Audio Guide can be rented from the ticket office of Kumu and the price does not depend on the time of use of the device.

The texts of the Audio Guides have been recorded in the studio of the Kumu Art Museum.

The materials of Audio Guides for the third floor were developed by Tiina Abel and Maarit Puhm, the texts for the fourth floor by Kädi Talvoja. Texts in Estonian were read by Helene Tedre and Mario Kivistik, texts in Russian by Karin Taidre and Vladimir Barsegjan, texts in English by Myra Wichorek Ford and Steven Ford and texts in Finnish by Mari Liis Hokkanen and Matti Lepistö.

The programme of Audio Guides has been recorded in the studio of the Kumu Art Museum by Lembit Krits.

The project manager of Kumu, Katrin Moores, is the author of the Kumu Audio Guide programme.

Audio Guides to be used in Kumu and the studio equipment required for the recording of the respective materials is a part of the cultural aid received from the Japanese Empire delivered to the Estonian Museum of Art in 2007.

Welcome to explore the system of Audio Guides!