Today, community outreach and engagement are essential aspects of the institutional policies of museums and archives holding wax cylinder recordings in the UK and the Western world, and the recirculation of such collections among cultural heritage communities in countries of origin is an established method of applied ethnomusicological research (Gunderson, Lancefield, and Woods 2018). Sound exhibitions offer a way of engaging communities with historical recording collections in such places, yet limited technical resources and poor infrastructure often hamper these efforts. Between January and March 2022, I conducted a research project funded by the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives on the cylinder recordings of the British administrator-anthropologist John Henry Hutton (1885–1968), which are held by the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford. Further project partners included the Archives and Research Center for Ethnomusicology (India) and the Highland Institute, an independent research institute in Kohima, the state capital of Nagaland. The project concluded with a well-received sound exhibition at the Highland Institute. In this presentation, I discuss how we organized the exhibition in collaboration with Naga visual artists, musicians, and academics, manufacturing sound boards with the help of local artisans, importing technical equipment from the UK, designing standees and posters, arranging performances, and conducting workshops with pupils and students from surrounding schools and colleges. In this way, my presentation offers insight into how to organize an exhibition with cylinder recordings in a region where there are no exhibition design companies and professional technical support is hard to come by.