How sound has featured in history

Friday 29th September 2017 10:04 am
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THIS autumn the Resonance programme will introduce visitors to the world of sound. Visitors can take part in a range of events at the Museum of Farnham, including the Resonance exhibition, a specialist talk from the Keeper of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum and Gardens and an after-hours event, ‘The Sound of the Night’.

The exhibition will explore everything from gramophones to radios, violins to trumpets and how sound has featured in Farnham’s recent history.

The exhibition will include a 1950s television set, photographs and vinyl recordings of local musical societies and sheet music for a piece composed for and dedicated to a Farnham family.

As well as objects, photographs and archives from the museum’s collection, the exhibition will include a touch screen developed in partnership with Sound Vault, Farnham’s new podcast and online audio network, which will give visitors the opportunity to explore Farnham sounds, oral histories and musical instruments.

There will also be sound-based games and activities for younger visitors.

The exhibition features the loan of an Indian Narsinga from the Horniman Museum and Gardens as part of its Object in Focus loans programme. Object in Focus gives access to the Horniman’s collections by offering objects on short-term loan.

As part of the programme, Margaret Birley, Keeper of Musical Instruments at the Horniman Museum and Gardens will give a free evening talk at the Museum of Farnham.

This event will take place on November 16 between 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The theme of the evening will be collecting musical instruments from India for the Horniman. Booking is essential, call 01252 715 094 or email [email protected]

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Finally, on Friday, October 27, the Museum of Farnham will be opening its doors after hours for ‘The Sound of the Night’ as part of the nationwide festival Museums at Night.

The evening will include live music and performance artists, tours of the Resonance exhibition with its’ curators and imaginative sound-based craft activities around the museum.

Tickets are priced at £6 and there will be a bar serving drinks throughout the evening. Booking is essential, call 01252 715 094, email [email protected] com or visit Eventbrite for tickets.

Resonance Exhibition is open from October 3, Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

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