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Boulevard AR - Sir Henry Unton
This augmented reality (AR) experience takes as its subject Sir Henry Unton, one of the most celebrated paintings in the Gallery’s Tudor collection. In this highly unusual painting, the life story of Sir Henry Unton, a soldier, member of Parliament and British Ambassador to France is revealed through nine unique scenes which surround a central portrait of this distinguished member of the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Users can bring the portrait into their own environment, either placing it on a wall or easel, in their classroom, office or home. The app’s expansion mode allows for close-looking and exploration of each of the nine vignettes, while Charlotte Bolland, our 16th Century Collections Curator, shares background stories, highlights and details about the politics of the time, Unton’s own interpersonal relationships, and Tudor conventions.
National Portrait Gallery - Wellington Funeral Scroll
The Duke of Wellington’s funeral in November 1852 was one of the most spectacular ever seen in England. The procession to St Paul’s Cathedral was watched by a crowd estimated at a million and a half people. A printed panorama, over sixty-six feet long, was published to commemorate the event.
Explore this panorama in all its stunning glory with our new iPad app. Pan right across the procession and zoom into all the fascinating details captured including thousands of uniformed soldiers from every regiment in the British army; state and regimental bands; horse-drawn carriages for members of the Royalty; aristocracy; politicians; the Lord Mayor; 83 Chelsea Pensioners (matching the Duke’s age); and the Duke of Wellington’s family, culminating in the double height section of the funeral cortège itself and poignantly the late Duke's horse carrying his master's boots.
The National Portrait Gallery tour app provides and video and audio commentaries from the Gallery's curators to help you discover the amazing life stories of the people in the paintings who have shaped British history and culture.
Enjoy highlights of the Gallery's Collection by selecting themes, including Kings and Queens, Science and Discovery, Fames and Celebrity, and Writers. View portraits on your iPhone and zoom in for a closer look.
Gallery floorplans and room numbers are included in the app to help you locate portraits. There is also information about visiting the Gallery, opening hours and information about the Gallery's shops, restaurant and café.
Developed using both subtitles and British Sign Language, the National Portrait Gallery BSL app enables people who are hearing impaired or deaf to explore the Gallery's Collection and discover amazing life stories of the people who have shaped British history and culture in video interviews with BSL interpretation and commentaries. Enjoy highlights of the Collection by theme, such as Kings and Queens, Science and Discovery, Fame and Celebrity and Writers. The app also includes a map of the Gallery to help you plan for your visit.