Don’t miss Dr John Kannenberg’s public talk exploring the Museum of Portable Sound at 5.30 pm on Friday 26 January 2024, where John will be giving an introduction to the Museum, playing some of the sounds in the collection, and offering a walkthrough of the Sounds Beyond Music exhibits from the Museums’ Physical Objects Collection.

Have you seen our latest exhibition Sounds Beyond Music: Selected Objects from the Museum of Portable Sound on the Mezzanine of Portsmouth University Library? Pop up to see the exhibition which runs until 31st January 2024. While you are there …

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Earlier this month, a new exhibit opened in the library’s First Floor mezzanine display space. Sounds Beyond Music: Selected Objects from the Museum of Portable Sound will run from 13 November through 31 January.

MOPS is an independent museum based in Portsmouth after first opening in London almost exactly eight years ago as a research project for my PhD in sound studies and museum studies, and I’m its Director and Chief Curator. It’s dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of (mostly non-musical) sounds as museum objects.

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