A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral.
Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.
January 16th, 2017 | 11 mins 7 secs
ah-tah-thi-ki, carrie dilley
The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum is commemorating three anniversaries in 2017: the 200-year anniversary of the first attack of the Seminole War, the 60th anniversary of federal recognition of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and the 20th anniversary of the opening of the museum.
January 2nd, 2017 | 12 mins 16 secs
The Lonely Palette is the best museum podcast out there.
December 12th, 2016 | 11 mins 59 secs
andrew anway, national museum of african american history and culture, sara smith
National Museum of African American History and Culture opened on the National Mall in September 2016. Today we will talk to some of the people who were thinking about the museum in 2007.
June 23rd, 2016 | 4 mins 34 secs
Curator Rainey Tisdale sees two possible futures for museums: they play a more interdisciplinary role for their audiences or keep going down the same path they're on, becoming less and less relevant each year.
May 24th, 2016 | 7 mins 16 secs
From museums to mausoleums, we look at how cultures view their own dead.
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 | 4 mins 57 secs
dustin growick, museum hack
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 | 9 mins 11 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 11 secs
monika bernotas, stalinworld
Go to the central square of any Soviet influenced country like Lithuania, and you will find empty pedestals.