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