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INFOGRAPHIC // Acoustics in the Modern Museum

May 16, 2024

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By utilizing sound absorbing materials, museums are able to control noise levels in order to foster intelligible conversation and create an optimal learning environment for patrons. Reducing excessive reverberation in the museum setting contributes to the wellbeing of patrons within the space, while also providing an ideal acoustical environment to experience the museum as intended by designers.

Acoustics in the modern museum, an outline of how BASWA Phon Sound Absorbing Plaster fosters an ideal acoustical environment for museum experiences. Ideal background noise is 45 decibels, while ideal reverberation time is 0.8-1.4 seconds.

Want to learn more about why acoustics are essential to wellbeing? Learn here.

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