Welcome to Museum Archipelago, a museum podcast guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums and surrounding culture. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and museums are not neutral.
Each episode, host Ian Elsner brings you to a different museum around the world, diving into institutional structural problems and introducing you to those working to fix them, all under 15 minutes. For more information, visit museumarchipelago.com.
April 16th, 2018 | 9 mins 58 secs
Jenny Mathiasson and Kloe Rumsey started The C Word: The Conservators’ Podcast to broadcast their friendly and professional discussions about conservation.
April 2nd, 2018 | 12 mins 33 secs
british museum, james delbourgo
Over the course of his long life, Hans Sloane collected tens of thousands of items which became the basis for what is today the British Museum.
March 19th, 2018 | 13 mins 35 secs
Sanchita Balachandran, Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum, hopes to see the field of conservation develop into more of a social process, rather than simply a technical one.
March 5th, 2018 | 13 mins 9 secs
national public housing museum, robert j. smith iii
It would have been much easier to build the National Public Housing Museum from scratch instead of building it in the last remaining building of the Jane Addams Homes, one of the first public housing development in Chicago.
February 19th, 2018 | 12 mins 52 secs
bill bradberry, niagara falls underground railroad heritage center
The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Center opens on May 4th, 2018
February 5th, 2018 | 10 mins 1 sec
Attendants View is a blog of hand-drawn, single page cartoons that capture a slice of a museum attendant’s day.
January 22nd, 2018 | 7 mins 36 secs
erotic heritage museum, victoria hartmann
The Las Vegas Erotic Heritage Museum is the largest erotic museum in the world. Sex scholar Dr. Victoria Hartmann has been the museum’s director since 2014, and her mission is to create a space for people to safely explore and engage the topic of human sexuality.
January 8th, 2018 | 12 mins 28 secs
Iceland has many more museums per person than the UK and the US. The country is also in the middle of a massive tourism boom: there are several times more tourists than residents.
December 25th, 2017 | 13 mins 27 secs
apollo 11 historic site, michelle hanlon
Today, we talk with Michelle Hanlon, a space lawyer who volunteers with For All Moonkind, about what it will take to protect these sites them for future generations -- and speculate about what a lunar museum might look like.
December 11th, 2017 | 11 mins 20 secs
christian díaz, romina frontini
Habemus is a Spanish-language radio program about museum topics broadcasting out of Bahía Blanca, Argentina.
November 6th, 2017 | 11 mins 20 secs
Dr. Porchia Moore, Inclusion Catalyst at the Columbia Museum of Art, started Visitors of Color with nikhil trivedi in 2015.
October 23rd, 2017 | 4 mins 19 secs
Everything happens at a time and a place. In a museum, that coordinate system can help keep a story straight, even if it is not at the forefront of a gallery. And when designing maps for museums, we should keep in mind how humanistic digital tools are — and how helpful they can be to museum visitors