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Towards a Museum of Sound (in process): Museum Contents, draft 3

I’m currently researching and writing an article, tentatively entitled Towards a Museum of Sound, wherein I will lay out a proposal for a major public institution whose mission is to collect and interpret sound and sound-related objects. 

This second post eliminates an intermediate draft that did little to re-think the project. This third draft almost entirely re-organizes the displays in the permanent galleries, splitting the subject matter up into themed rooms which would build on each other if visited in the order presented here. A tour of the permanent galleries would culminate in a visit to a silent anechoic chamber, which would help visitors realize just how much sound influences their daily life experience.  Continue reading

Towards a Museum of Sound (in process): Museum Contents, draft 1

I’m currently researching and writing an article, tentatively entitled Towards a Museum of Sound, wherein I will lay out a proposal for a major public institution whose mission is to collect and interpret sound and sound-related objects. I’m hoping to use Phonomnesis as a place to keep track of some of my research and try out rough drafts of bits of the article.

This first post simply contains my initial draft outline for what such an institution might, or should, contain in terms of subject matter and facilities. Continue reading