Alcina Cortez

Curator, sound in museums researcher and consultant

Curator and researcher in sound studies and museum studies. She was the Head of Research and Development of MOMENT NYC (Museum of Music and Entertainment  New York), Head of Visitors at Pavilion of the Future, Expo’98, Lisbon, and Executive Producer of Exhibitions at the Science Department of Calouste Gulbenkian foundation (2001-2011). A graduate in Musicology (1992), post-graduate in Popular Music Studies (2011), post-graduate in Sound Studies (2018), a Master with the thesis Popular Music Exhibitions in Portugal: Practices of Representation from 2007 to 2013 (2014), she holds a PhD in Ethnomusicology/ Museum Studies with the thesis Communicating Through Sound in Museum Exhibitions: Unravelling a Field of Practice (supervised by Salwa Castelo-Branco).

Is seeking to broaden the knowledge about exhibiting sound in museums and to bring innovative and significant contributions to the sector. In detail, she is conducting research about the representational and experiential opportunities opened up by exhibiting sound in museum exhibitions. Her research interests address ethnomusicology, sound studies, museum studies, narratives in music museums, musical sound as an artefact, discourse analysis, phonogram collections and sonorous archives, and music material collections.

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