Accepted paper:

The museum in music and photography


Candice Chenu (Musée du quai Branly)

Paper short abstract:

As one of the persons in charge for the development of new technology at the public department of the Musée du quai Branly, I propose to discuss a new project on smart phone applications, called « Le musée en musique », launched in February 2014.

Paper long abstract:

For this panel I propose to discuss a project called « Le musée en musique » created at the Musée du quai Branly. This project has been designed for a general public and it is about V2NFC smart phone applications. I will discuss what kinds of opportunities this platform creates for visitors through the use of digital zooms, do-it-yourself picture albums, and enigma-games in social networks. Specifically, I will analyse a device called « gestographe » which allows visitors to create ideogrammes of their body movement as if they were playing the musical instrument. The final aim is to demonstrate how visitors can experience an unusual participatory journey inside the museum and reflect around the problematic of gesture and photography at large.

panel P24
'Opaque' Imaging Technology in Anthropology and Museum Practice