Print of a large blue wave with lots of white spray, with a couple of boats in the water in the foreground and a view of Mt Fuji in the background.

Event information

26 Jan 2022


Online event


Please note this is an online event and will require you to use the video conferencing system Zoom.

This event is free however donations are greatly appreciated.

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Join us for an audio description tour of the Museum's exhibition Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything.

VocalEyes' Lonny Evans leads this online event, which provides evocative visual descriptions of the exhibition as well as 10 key artworks on display.

We'll also be joined by exhibition curator Alfred Haft who will provide further insights on Hokusai’s drawings and the artist himself.

This event has been designed for blind and visually impaired audiences, but all are welcome.

VocalEyes is a charity working to increase opportunities for blind and visually impaired people to experience and enjoy art and heritage across the UK.

To attend this online event

Book now to secure your place. We're hosting the event on Zoom – a free video conferencing system that requires users to register in advance. If you do not already use Zoom, you can sign up using this registration link.

This event includes live captioning delivered by Stagetext and MyClearText.

If you have any access requirements or need assistance booking this event please email or phone +44 (0)20 7323 8971.

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About the speaker

Lonny Evans

Lonny Evans is an audio describer who has worked with VocalEyes since 2007. She's led a number of on-site and online audio described and touch tours at the British Museum.

About the curator

Dr Alfred Haft

Alfred Haft (PhD) is the JTI Project Curator for Japanese Collections at the British Museum. His research focuses on Japanese prints and print culture. Haft’s publications include Aesthetic Strategies of the Floating World: Mitate, Yatsushi and Fūryū in Early Modern Japanese Popular Culture and the upcoming Hokusai and Obuse.

Privacy policy

The personal data you provide to us on the event booking form is being collected so that we can administer the event efficiently and, if necessary, contact you with important updates about the event. It will only be used by the British Museum for this purpose, it will not be shared with any third parties and it will be securely deleted as soon as the event has ended. This privacy information does not apply to the processing of your personal data by Zoom which will be governed by the terms of the agreement made between you and Zoom when you subscribed to their service.