Alcina Cortez

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Head of Research and Development of MOMENT NYC (Museum of Music and Entertainment  New York), she was 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), and Master with the thesis Popular Music Exhibitions in Portugal: Practices of Representation from 2007 to 2013 (2014), she is now working on her doctorate in Ethnomusicology/ Museology with the thesis Sound Epistemologies in Museums: Performing Generative Ethnographies under the supervision of Salwa Castelo-Branco, INET-MD, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and co-supervision of Noel Lobley, McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia, USA.

Is seeking to effectively communicate scientific knowledge about music in museums and to bring innovative and significant contributions to the sector by broadening the practice of exhibiting and interpreting musical sound in museums: 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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