September 22, 2021

I, Science

The science magazine of Imperial College

Headphones hanging down from the ceiling in the BMW Museum, Munich
Image: Harshil Shah

In the second of the I, Science radio package series, I take a look at the “Sounds of the Science Museum”.

Museums are traditionally sight- and touch-based, but they use a lot of sound too – interactives, videos, audio content on gallery, and even just the constant sound of busy visitors add to the overall soundscape.

I wanted to take a closer look at this often-hidden medium, and ask whether sound is important in the Science Museum and what might be happening in the future.

Sounds-of-the-Science-Museum by iscience