My present research focuses on the presence of sound and music in museums, as the result of the evolution of art towards greater interdisciplinarity and the current changes taking place among museums in favour of more public-oriented activities. The V&A’s long-standing involvement with music (through collections, exhibitions and events) acts as a case-study for this research. The research project, currently supported by the Andrew W.Mellon Foundation through a VARI Professorship, has received a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence from the European Union.
Recent publications and participations to conferences and seminars in Essen, Edinburgh, London and Lyon, as well as public events within the V&A, are among the outreach activities of this research.


Lectures (selection)

« Silent Museums ? », London, Science Museum, July 2016
« A New Model for Digital Temporary Exhibitions », Milan, ICOM General Conference, July 2016  
Le musée doit-il être sonore ?”, Paris, Université Paris-Sorbonne, November 2015
A Museum of Music in a new Cultural Context”, Saint-Petersburg, State Museum of Theatre and Music, July 2015
«Sight and Sound : From a museum of instruments to a Museum of Music », Florence, Istituto Lorenzo de’Medici, February 2014
 “New media in Music Museums”, Oxford, Bate collection, July 2013
How to exhibit music in Museums”, Moscow, Glinka Museum, October 2012



1988-1989     D.E.A. (Doctoral School) - Etudes Artistiques, Université Paris VIII
1984-1986     B.F.A (Music), Specialized Honours, York University, Toronto
1981-1984      Licence en Linguistique, Université  Catholique de Louvain
1979-1981      Candidature en Philosophie, Université Catholique de Louvain