What is it about?

'Soundmarks' are site-specific sounds that are recognisable by communities – think of them like landmarks for the ears. In this article, the Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Portable Sound talks about why soundmarks are culturally significant, and how this unique museum puts soundmarks on display in its galleries.

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Why is it important?

Sounds aren't usually displayed in museums like visual or physical objects are – this article introduces a whole new way of thinking about sounds as potential museum objects.

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This page is a summary of: Soundmarks as Objects of Curatorial Care, Curator The Museum Journal, July 2019, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/cura.12328.
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