A fortnightly museum podcast. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and museums are not neutral. The show is hosted by Ian Elsner, a software engineer who makes interactive exhibits for museums. His professional goal is to work on the Apollo 11 Historic Site on the lunar surface.
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April 22nd, 2016 | 6 mins 47 secs
The Inuits Robert Peary brought back from his 1897 expedition were treated as artifacts. What that meant post mortem. Part one of a two part series on dead bodies in museums.
April 4th, 2016 | 9 mins 1 sec
dallas museum of art
At an art museum, would you rather listen to a detailed guided tour or just enjoy the art without any interpretative support?
March 11th, 2016 | 1 min 1 sec
Dustin Growick of Museum Hack finds that selfies can create a personally engaging experience within the context of a museum.
February 10th, 2016 | 6 mins 6 secs
milwaukee art museum
What will the museum icon look like in 50 years?
January 27th, 2016 | 8 mins 52 secs
Most of the time, nothing.
September 30th, 2015 | 6 mins 41 secs
muzeiko, vessela gercheva
Until Muzeiko opens in Sofia, Bulgaria later this week, there were no children’s museums in the Balkans.
July 24th, 2015 | 7 mins 3 secs
monika bernotas, stalinworld
Go to the central square of any Soviet influenced country like Lithuania, and you will find empty pedestals.
May 27th, 2015 | 6 mins 44 secs
May 5th, 2015 | 10 mins 3 secs
This week, special guest Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Technologies at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, joins Ian to talk about museum authority against the backdrop of the web.
April 15th, 2015 | 5 mins 53 secs
Early 20th century cartoons showed exhausted visitors craning their necks to read labels and stopping over to examine artifacts. 100 years later, have we made progress?
April 3rd, 2015 | 4 mins 10 secs
The lobby is where you transform from an ordinary person into a museum visitior.