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Interested in learning about the culture of sound? Find out more about our Education Department’s many offerings.

Some of our Education clients

About the Instructor

Museum Director and Course Instructor Dr John Kannenberg, MFA, PhD is one of the world’s leading experts on the sonic experience of museums. He has been listening to and recording the sounds of museums for two decades. He has appeared as a portable sound expert on BBC Four television’s How To Make alongside Zoe Laughlin of the Institute of Making. His writings about sound and museums have appeared in publications like Curator: The Museums Journal, Museological Review, and The Oxford Handbook of Museum Archaeology. He has also given talks as an invited speaker on the topic of the sonic experience of museums on BBC Radio 4; at the Victoria & Albert Museum; London’s National Gallery; the Sackler Research Forum at the Courtauld Institute of Art; the Royal College of Art in London; The University College London Institute of Archaeology; the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham; Bournemouth Film School; the University of Leicester Museum Studies Programme; and John Cabot University in Rome. He was awarded the 2017 Science Museum Group Journal Writing Prize for his article about sounds as museological objects of culture.

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