SOUTHSEA, PORTSMOUTH, UK — The Museum of Portable Sound is pleased to announce that it is officially back open for in person visits. Based in Southsea, UK, it is easiest to book in person visits there. However, since the museum is portable, we are able to bring it along wherever our Director and Chief CuratorContinue reading “In Person Visits Now Booking”
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Architectural Spotlight: Designing the Museum of Portable Sound
The sounds we exhibit in our Permanent Collection Galleries are stored on a single iPhone 4S. It is this single iPhone that all our visitors – online and in-person – listen to when accessing our collections of digital audio files, which are not available to stream online nor in a mobile app they can listenContinue reading “Architectural Spotlight: Designing the Museum of Portable Sound”
Why ‘Portable Sound’?
“I thought ‘Museum of Portable Sound’ sounded equal parts legitimate and confusing, which in my mind was a huge advantage.” Why are we called the Museum of ‘Portable Sound’? And what even IS ‘Portable Sound’? Read a new interview with our Director & Chief Curator discussing the various meanings of what ‘portable sound’ means toContinue reading “Why ‘Portable Sound’?”
Get to Know Our Collections!
We’ve just completed a substantial update to our website: an all-new section about our Collections! There are now individual pages dedicated to each of our four primary collections: our Permanent Collection of Sounds our Physical Objects Collection our Research Library and our Video Gallery Read about how each collection got its start, look at behind-the-scenesContinue reading “Get to Know Our Collections!”
Seismograf.org Interview with Our Director
Denmark-based music and sound studies magazine Seismograf has published an extensive interview with Dr John Kannenberg, our Director and Chief Curator, conducted last summer by writer Julie Hugsted. The interview covers the history of our museum, highlights from the Permanent Collection, and many of the influences and strategies that have helped shape what our museumContinue reading “Seismograf.org Interview with Our Director”
Ecsite 2021 Conference Appearance
Earlier today our Director & Chief Curator appeared as part of The Power of Sound, a panel session that took place at the Ecsite European Network of Science Centres & Museums 2021 conference. The session was convened by Michèle Antoine of Universcience in Paris, and also featured presentations about sound-based exhibitions by Mark Read ofContinue reading “Ecsite 2021 Conference Appearance”
Announcing the Museum of Portable Sound Conference – Abstracts Due 1 Nov!
We’re having a Sound Studies conference – and you’re invited to submit a proposal for it! In November 2021, we will host the inaugural Museum of Portable Sound Conference – an online conference featuring traditional conference papers, audio papers, and essay films – about areas of Sound Studies beyond music and ‘sound art’! Be sureContinue reading “Announcing the Museum of Portable Sound Conference – Abstracts Due 1 Nov!”
2019: Our Year In Pictures
Here are 12 highlights of our institution’s activities in 2019 – it’s been an eventful and productive year, and here’s to an even bigger and better 2020!
Celebrate Our Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening & 40 Years of the Sony Walkman at the National Science and Media Museum
On 1 July 2019, the Sony Walkman will turn 40 years old. We’re teaming up with the National Science and Media Museum to celebrate this milestone. The Sony Walkman was a breakthrough in portable technology that changed the way the world listens. It allowed individuals to create their own sound environment, opening up a new, cinematic,Continue reading “Celebrate Our Grand Re-Re-Re-Opening & 40 Years of the Sony Walkman at the National Science and Media Museum”