Are there audio describers for art museums?

Yes, there are. Audio description is a relatively new service that people with vision loss are finding effective. However, many museums offer audio tours, and mistakenly think that this is the same as audio description. But it’s not. Audio tours provide a handheld receiver and the patron can input a code and hear a pre-recorded message about a particular display. Usually the information provided includes details about the item’s history or what makes it unique, but not descriptive words: what it looks like, the subject matter if it is a painting, or talk about its size, its markings, or what it’s made of. That is what audio description can do.