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.
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?
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.