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‘Listening in from the Museum’: Funded PhD in collaboration with the Science Museum

‘Listening in from the Museum’: Funded PhD in collaboration with the Science Museum

  • Date08 January 2024

Royal Holloway, University of London and the Science Museum Group (SMG) are delighted to announce a call for applicants for a fully funded collaborative doctoral studentship from September 2024, under the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme funded by Techne.

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Science Museum, London

The PhD - 'Listening in from the Museum' - provides the opportunity to work with specialists from Royal Holloway and the Science Museum and will contribute to the expanding field of museum sound scholarship. The project will address how listening is facilitated in a museum context through an interdisciplinary combination of practice-led and scholarly research on exhibitions hosted by the Science Museum Group. Focussed on a range of major forthcoming projects around space, as well as related public programmes, the project offers rich potential for practical investigations into a range of approaches to sonic curation in a mainstream institutional context.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to be embedded with the Science Museum, developing curatorial and technical skills alongside academic capabilities. The project will be supervised by Dr Tom Parkinson (Senior Lecturer in Digital Composition), Dr Georgina Guy (Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance); and, at the SMG, by Dr Scott Anthony (Deputy Head of Research and Public History) and Doug Millard (Deputy Keeper of Technologies and Engineering).

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