A Meeting of the School Trustees

Robert Harris
A Meeting of the School Trustees (Detail), 1885
oil on canvas
102.2 x 126.5 cm
Purchased 1886
National Gallery of Canada (no. 6)

Audioguides

Bell Audioguides Enhance your experience with our easy-to-use audioguides and discover the story behind some of the National Gallery of Canada’s greatest works of art. Tours can be followed in any order and at your own pace. Please note that some works may not be on view at all times. Available in the Main Entrance desk. Cost: $6 each.

NGC Collections Audio Tour
Learn about some of the highlights in our national collection from our Gallery experts.

Frames Audio Tour
Available in English and in French.
Join Christopher Etheridge and Anabelle Kienle Ponka, curators in the Department of European and American Art, and Robert Roch, Senior Framer, as they show how frames offer a window onto the past and tell fascinating stories about paintings and the history of taste. Listen to an excerpt.

 Religious Imagery audio tour.
Available in English and in French.
Join Father Ingram, a Roman Catholic priest and theologian as he speaks about works selected for their strong religious significance, and discover what meaning they had – and still have – for persons who profess the Christian faith. Listen to an excerpt.

 Fashion and Textiles audio tour.
Available in English and in French.
Join Alexandra Palmer, textile and fashion historian, as she explains how artists, patrons and viewers would have seen the fashions depicted in selected works, not only in terms of style but as signs of social, cultural and economic differences. Listen to an excerpt.

 Plants and Gardens audio tour.
Available in English and in French.
Join gardener Sharilyn J. Ingram as she speaks about the plants depicted, garden design, ecology or the symbolic meaning of plants in selected works. Listen to an excerpt.

Children's Audio Tour
Available in English and in French.
Join two friends, Paul and Marie, on their visit to the Gallery. They tell stories about their favourite artworks and discover other paintings and sculptures for the first time. Follow along as they look carefully, search for clues, and make sense of the artworks.
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Verbal Descriptions Audio Tour
Available in English and in French.
This tour helps make key artworks in the Gallery's collection accessible to visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Use the verbal descriptions to help you create a mental image of the artworks.
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