Welcome to Museum Archipelago, a tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. 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.
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.