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Author(s): António P.O. Carvalho
Hélder J. S. Gonçalves
Luísa M. M. Garcia
Title: Acoustics of Modern and Old Museums
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: The goal of this study is to acoustically characterize typical modern and old museums. Modern museums can easily have a bad acoustic behavior due to the widespread use of very smooth and reflective coatings, hard floors, high-ceilings and very expressive volumes. This situation is not usually seen in "old" museums. Acoustic analyses of two case-studies (the 1999 Contemporary Art Museum of Serralves and the National Museum of Soares dos Reis, in Porto, Portugal) are held using objective parameters measured in situ in their largest showrooms (RT, RASTI, LAeq background noise HVAC and NC/NR). This work studies the generic acoustic requirements of these buildings and recommends optimal values for those parameters. Some proposals for the acoustical improvement in the main rooms are suggested. A short comparison of results with other museums is shown.
Subject: Engenharia civil
Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Source: NOISE-CON 2013
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional

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