COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS PROGRAM AT THE
ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
The Art Gallery of New South Wales has a significant new program to expand the Gallery's audience into the non-English speaking communities.
The first group of sixteen volunteer Community Ambassadors fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese and Vietnamese have completed the training program and provide free of charge tours of the Gallery's history and key works from its collections of Australian, Aboriginal, European, and Asian Art.
"We have an extraordinarily diverse audience who visit the Gallery, and recognise the need to broaden the experience for people not fluent in English. Through the tours and their links within the communities, the Community Ambassadors play a vital, on-going role in developing and familiarising even greater numbers of people to enjoy and appreciate our Gallery," said Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The program aims to eventually expand and diversify, engaging more Community Ambassadors from other language groups.
REGULAR TOURS - Schedules current for May - Dec 2004
Japanese Community Ambassador Tour
Friday, 9 & 23 July 2004 at 11am
Then every Friday at 11am
Mandarin Community Ambassador Tour
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 10.30am
Vietnamese Community Ambassador Tour
The first Saturday of the month at 11am
Please give two weeks' notice.
Languages available: Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin, Vietnamese.
or bookings please telephone (02) 9225 1740, fax (02) 9221 5129 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Batten, Press Office, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Telephone (02) 9225 1791 or 0418 279 348
Image: The first group of volunteer Community Ambassadors, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004