Urban Walking Tour – SHERBROOKE
The Mhist-Musée d’histoire de Sherbrooke, the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke and the Musée de la Nature et des Sciences de Sherbrooke have joined forces to present a new podcast tour: Urban Walking.
The three museums offer a guided tour of artistic, historical and museological points of interest in downtown Sherbrooke, which are located between King Street West and Moore Street on a 4.06 km route.
In videos, narration and images, the Urban Walk offers various cultural snapshots accessible from mobile devices. The tour can be done in a linear fashion or point by point. People are free to move from one subject to another according to their interest and curiosity. From the Cliff promontory to the Frontenac power plant, passing by the commemorative fountain in James-Simpson-Mitchell Park or elements of the Place des moulins, everyone can deepen their knowledge on their favorite field.
Currently, the 15 points of interest are mainly in the downtown area, however, even if the three partners are located in the downtown area within 400 meters of each other in the museum district, the points of interest will change according to the seasons or the tours and thus present elements located everywhere on the territory and in all the boroughs. It is possible to consult all of this offline (without Internet) on your cell phone by using the Preload option offered in the Discovery Podcast application. You will then be able to access the interactive map and the information content offered on demand. This option also allows you to locate yourself (by GPS) and offers you a suggested itinerary passing by each point of interest. The Urban Walking Tour is available for free on the web or on the Discovery Podcast application. The project was realized and financed with the collaboration of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec.
Enjoy your urban walk!
Thumbnails of the works in the banner (left to right) :
Jean-Pierre Morin, Genèse d’une pensée, 2007, aluminum and corten steel. Policy for the integration of the arts in architecture and the environment. Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke, Hôtel-Dieu, 45°23’54.0 “N -71°52’41.0 “W.
Lucie Duval, Mémoire Vive, 2013, aluminum, stainless steel and polyurethane paint. Collection of the City of Sherbrooke. Intersection of King Street East, Murray Street and Papineau Street, 45°24’29.5 “N -71°52’47.01 “W.
Michel Goulet, Nulle part ailleurs, 2002, galvanized steel. Collection of the City of Sherbrooke. Sherbrooke Station Market, 45°23’47.6 “N -71°53’50.7 “W.