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The First Commercially Released Compact Disc: Claudio Arrau's rendition of Chopin waltzes, released by Philips Classics in 1980, acquired by The Museum of Portable Sound in December, 2014.
The First Commercially Released Compact Disc: Claudio Arrau’s rendition of Chopin waltzes, released by Philips Classics in 1980, acquired by The Museum of Portable Sound in December, 2014.

Mission statement

The Museum of Portable Sound is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of cultural artifacts related to the history of sound. With a specific focus on portability, digital initiatives, and community engagement, we bring the culture of sound to the public one listener at a time.

About the Museum

The Museum of Portable Sound is a portable museum dedicated to portable sound, currently based in London, UK. The Museum’s galleries exist as digital files located on the Museum Director’s mobile phone – due to copyright concerns, we are unable to distribute all of our objects online. Displays of our permanent collection are augmented with an ongoing series of rotating exhibits in our Exposition Space.

Learn more about the Museum: read the profile that was published in the February 2017 issue of Museums Journal.

Museum Architecture

Since the Museum is migratory, its permanent home isn’t your run-of-the-mill museum ‘starchitecture‘: our Museum lives on a black Apple iPhone 4S.

Staff

The Museum currently has one full-time staff member, our Director and Chief Curator, John Kannenberg. Contact John via email at john[at]museumofportablesound.com.

Our part-time Curatorial Assistant is Cristina Sousa Martinez. Contact Cristina via email at cristina[at]museumofportablesound.com.

Board of Directors

Glenn Bach (Los Angeles)
Carmen Billows (London)
Kate Carr (London)
Daniel Curley (Saratoga Springs)
Jono Gilmurray (Bristol)
Mike Hallenbeck (Minneapolis)
Khaled Kaddal (Alexandria/London)
Meri Kytö (Tampere)
Roger Mills (Sydney)
CJ Mitchell (London)
Michael Andrew O’Brien (Glasgow)
Maria Papadomanolaki (London)
Matthew Sansom (Kuala Lumpur)
Cheryl Tipp (London)
Lydie Valentin (Paris)
S. Alana Wolf Johnson (Rochester)
Mark Peter Wright (London)
Philip von Zweck (Chicago)

Social Media

Follow the Museum of Portable Sound at these sites:

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Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
SoundCloud

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