LISTENING TO MUSEUMS 2018 | Museum of Portable Sound
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April 21, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm GMT
What happens when you focus on listening in a place dedicated to looking?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to listen to a museum, not just look at it?
The Museum of Portable Sound invites you to join them on a sensory museum experience.
During this course, you will visit several of London's most famous museums, exploring a variety of techniques for listening to these intriguing spaces.
What can you learn from what you hear? How do the sounds that you make yourself while in a museum affect your experience there? The Director of the Museum of Portable Sound will lead you on a journey of listening to museums, once a month for three months.
21 April, 11am – at Tate Modern 19 May, 11am – at the British Museum
To help ensure an effective experience for participants, class size will be kept to a minimum. To secure your spot, enroll early.
Since the course requires long periods of silent listening, we ask that participants be above the age of 18.
Does my ticket get me into both remaining class sessions?
Yes, the course has a single fee which covers all monthly meetings. Select the first date from the drop down and buy your tickets – one ticket gets you into the rest of the course!
How should I prepare for each session?
Be prepared to go for extended walks. The course involves a lot of walking through museums, so be prepared for this: wear comfortable shoes! The Museum of Portable Sound will make every effort to accommodate those who have mobility difficulty, however full participation in the class requires the ability to walk up and down stairs and stand for periods of time.
What should I bring into the event?
Please bring a bottle of water, comfortable shoes, paper, something to write/draw with to each of the three class sessions. Arrive early if you can, and make sure to be ready to participate: have a drink, use the toilet, and be ready to walk!
Feel free to use the contact form at museumofportablesound.com if you have any questions.