Episode Archive

78 episodes of Museum Archipelago since the first episode, which aired on April 3rd, 2015.

  • 6. Muzeiko

    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.

  • 5. StalinWorld

    July 24th, 2015  |  7 mins 11 secs
    monika bernotas, stalinworld

    Go to the central square of any Soviet influenced country like Lithuania, and you will find empty pedestals.

  • 4. Bison Hunt on Horseback

    May 27th, 2015  |  6 mins 44 secs
    ellen censky, milwaukee public museum
  • 3. Museum Authority in a World of User-Generated Content with Seb Chan

    May 5th, 2015  |  10 mins 13 secs
    seb chan

    As one of the nation's most-trusted category of institutions, museums project an enormous amount of authority over their subject matter. In this episode, Seb Chan, Director of Digital & Emerging Technologies at Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, talks about the ways that museums can share that authority with museum visitors comfortable with a less top-down approach to authority.

    For discussions on how museum's got to amass so much authority, stay tuned to Museum Archipelago.

  • 2. Labels

    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. What's the story 100 years later?

  • 1. Lobby

    April 3rd, 2015  |  4 mins 10 secs

    The lobby is where you transform from an ordinary person into a museum visitor.

    In this first episode of Museum Archipelago, host Ian Elsner introduces the show and describes the transformative power of the museum lobby.