2 October 2012

Workshop: Sound in Museums

7 December 2012
Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

The Pitt Rivers Museum is holding 'Sound In Museums', a one-day workshop on curating, storing, and delivering archival sound collections in gallery spaces, online and beyond as part of its Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund / Museums Association project 'Reel to Real': http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/reel.html

Many museums and other cultural institutions hold significant collections of archival sound material, but very few know how to go about curating, storing, or digitizing such collections adequately, and are even more uncertain about how to deliver such collections in public galleries, online, or even how to make them research accessible. The Pitt Rivers Museum, for example, holds a number of collections of ethnographic recordings from Vanuatu, the Central African Republic, and of children's games from across Europe, but has never been able to make them available for research until now. This workshop will bring together specialists from the British Library, the Oxford eResearch Centre, sound artists, and curators from a number of museums in the UK to discuss recent case studies and the issues involved in dealing with archival sound collections.

Registration for the workshop is free open to all, with priority given to UK museum professionals. To register, please contact noel.lobley@prm.ox.ac.uk

A limited number of travel bursaries are available, and further details will be given on registration.


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