Chapters in Books

︎ CORTEZ, Alcina. 2023. ‘Exhibiting Sound in Museums: A Functional Interpretation,’ in de Visscher, E. & Rognoni, G.R. (eds.) Displaying Music, London and NY: Routledge (forthcoming).

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2017. ‘Joerg Printer’s Soundpoems’. In Electronic Literature Directory,

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2017. “Exploring the Social and Cultural Voices of Objects”. In The Museum Blog Book. Edinburgh and Boston: Museums ETC, pp. 452-457.

Papers in Journals

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2023. ‘‘Sound as a Producer of Social Spaces in Museum Exhibitions,’’ Curator, The Museum Journal, (forthcoming).

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2022. ”Museums  as Sites for Displaying Sound Materials: a Five-Use Framework”, Sound Studies, 8(1).

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2019. ”Performatively Driven: a Genre for Signifying in Popular Music Exhibitions”, Curator, The Museum Journal, Special Issue: Sonic Issue, 62(3): 343-366. DOI:

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2017. “Reflections on the Challenges of Exhibiting Popular Music at the Beginning of the 21st Century through a Case Study ‘A Magia do Vinyl’,” Popular Music, 36(3): 370-392. DOI:

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2016. “How Popular Music is Exhibited by Museums in Portugal at the Beginning of the 21st Century: a Case Study”. Curator, The Museum Journal, 59(2): 153-176. DOI: 10.1111/cura.12155

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2015. “The Curatorial Practices of Exhibiting Popular Music in Portugal at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century: an Overview”. Revista Portuguesa de Musicologia, 2(2): 295-324.

Invited Keynote Lectures

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. “Arte Sonora em Museus: O Som como Construtor do Espaço,” II Congresso Internacional – Paisagens Sonoras: O Som, a Música e a Arquitetura nas Comemorações de André Soares (1720–1769), Braga, Portugal, 2–4 Sep, 2021.

Invited Talks

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Listening in Museums: Unravelling a Field of Practice, The Listening Academy, Hangar, Lisbon, 23-24 June, 2022.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Expor Som em Museus: História e Práticas Recentes, Ciclo de Conferências Museus, Exposições e Amplitude da Realidade, Citcem – Centro de Investigação Transdisciplinar “Cultura, Espaço e Memória,” Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Portugal, 24 May, 2021.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. E se o som fosse um objecto? Conceitos para a exposição de património (i)material em museus, Encontro Internacional Expor Arte & Património, entre o transitório, o transcendental e o intangível, Porto, Portugal, 30 May, 2017.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. The Heritagisation of Popular Music: Current Practices and New Challenges, Symposium The Future of Heritage 2016: Strategy, Values and Impact, Brighton, UK, 20-21 October, 2016.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Curating Popular Music Heritage: Reasoning on Making Museum Studies and Music Studies Know Each Other, Séminaire Post-Doctoral du Labex Cap, Expositions et Création: Pratiques Sociales et Expériences du Musée, Paris, France, 25 May 2016.

Papers in Conference

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Mobilizing the knowable on music in museum exhibitions through multimodality and sound epistemologies, PhD Research Seminars, University of Leicester, School of Museum Studies, Leicester, UK, 1st May 2019.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. New Ways of Encountering Music: Embedding Music Studies in the Museum, 22nd Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland, Helsinki, 7-9 March 2018.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Towards Non-Logocentric Regimes in Museums: Learning Through Sound, Los Límites del Arte en el Museo, Musacces, Madrid, 28-30 November 2017.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Can Sound Convey Knowledge to Grasp at a Sensuous Level?, Science Museum Group Research Conference 2017, Bradford, UK, 23-24 November 2017.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina and BARBER, John F. Soundart as Electronic Literary Artifacts: objects of shifting imaginations, spaces of self-construction, and spaces of memory, Electronic Literature Organisation 2016, Victoria, British Columbia, Canadá, 10-12 June 2016.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. The Digital Museum: on Studying New Trajectories for the Music Museum, Museums and the Web 2016, Los Angeles, California, 6-9 April 2016.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Practices of Exhibiting Popular Music in Portugal: When My Kind of Music is not Yours, Exhibiting Music, Canadian Society for Traditional Music 2015 Conference, Cape Breton University, Canada, 17-19 June 2015.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Musical Sound in Museums: Art Object and Artifact, Exhibiting ‘Music’: Re/presentation of Music and Sound in Museum Contexts, Universitat Bonn, Germany, 23-25 October 2014.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. Popular Music: Museological Narratives, 17th Biennial Conference of International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), Universidad de Oviedo, Gijón, Espanha, 24-28 June 2013.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. When Text Leads to Seeing: Written Materials in Museums, ESF exploratory workshop on Visual Communication in Contemporary European Societies. Shaping Identities, Citizenship, Communities, Inclusion Strategies, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Translation, Languages and Cultures (SITLeC) of the University of Bologna at Forlì, Italy, 2-4 April 2011.

Conference Proceedings

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2016. ‘The Digital Museum: On Studying New Trajectories for the Music Museum,’ in Museums and the Web 2016, Los Angeles, CA, 6-9 April, 2016


︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2022. "Communicating Through Sound in Museum Exhibitions: Unravelling a Field of Practice." PhD, Musicology, in the area of Ethnomusicology, Nova University Lisbon.

︎CORTEZ, Alcina. 2014. "Popular Music Exhibitions: Practices of Representation from 2007 to 2013." MSc, Musicology, in the area of Ethnomusicology, Nova University Lisbon.