Call for Papers | Sonic Museum, Deadline April 30th, 2018

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For a special issue of « Curator : The Museum Journal », guest editors : Eric de Visscher and Dr. Kathleen Wiens, Museum professionals frequently invoke “multi-sensory” and “immersive,” to recognize the role of both concepts in translating museum knowledge and creating emotional, memorable experiences. This special issue of Curator will explore the contribution of sound to multi-sensory awareness. We seek manuscripts that consider how museums are experimenting with sonic experience to advance emotional responses, balancing stimulation and reflection, knowing and feeling.


Music and sound can contribute to museums in various ways: as a museum object, interpretation tool, visitor’s engagement device, architectural revelation, creative opportunity for artists, and as conceptual model. How is sound implicated in visitor’s understanding of themselves and their relationship to history and culture? How can sound affirm, comfort, and challenge? This Special Issue will welcome perspectives from designers, acousticians, technicians, policy makers, front-end delivery personnel, museum educators, and curatorial staff.

More info here.

The deadline has passed and we have received many interesting submissions which we are now examining.
This special issue of "Curator: The Museum Journal" should be available in January 2019.
Please write to me at devisscher.eric@gmail.com if you want to be informed about the launch.

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