Museums in Strange Places

By Hannah Hethmon

Museums in Strange Places is a podcast for people who love museums, stories, culture, and exploring the world. This year, I'm living in Iceland, so in each episode, I visit a different Icelandic museum to discover what stories they hold and how they reflect and shape Iceland's unique cultural identity, all from the perspective of a museum professional. Next year...I'll be somewhere else in Europe! Subscribe to Museums in Strange Places and you can expect fascinating conversations with Icelandic museum professionals, world class exhibitions, private museums in gas stations, an introduction to Icelanders and their knack for storytelling, and a unique window into the inner workings of museums on this strange but wonderful little island.

  1. 1.
    BONUS: The Vagina Museum Podcast Trailer
    2:55
  2. 2.
    An Update
    2:46
  3. 3.
    BONUS: London is Ok I Guess
    29:44
  4. 4.
    The (Pop-Up) Anti-Trump Museum of Atlantic City
    24:46
  5. 5.
    Poe Belongs to Baltimore, Baltimore to Poe
    39:18
  6. 6.
    Slavery in Maryland: Facing Our Whole History at Sotterley Plantation
    44:13
  7. 7.
    Museum on Main Street: A Love Letter to Small-Town America (02/09)
    40:11
  8. 8.
    Baltimore’s Jewish Roots ft. Harry Houdini (S02/E08)
    43:22
  1. 9.
    Why We Work: Improving the Way Museums Work at The Baltimore Museum of Industry (S02/E07)
    31:03
  2. 10.
    A Secular Gathering Place: The Sandy Spring Museum (S02/E06)
    29:18
  3. 11.
    BONUS: 17th Century Ships are Like Classic Cars
    5:16
  4. 12.
    BONUS: What We Can Learn From Dirt
    5:48
  5. 13.
    The Lost City: Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland (S02/E05)
    58:33
  6. 14.
    BONUS: Baltimore's Ring of Fire
    8:21
  7. 15.
    Museum Time Machine: The Peale Center (S02/E04)
    31:39
  8. 16.
    Community Driven, Community-Led: The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (S02/E03)
    37:27
  9. 17.
    A Public Housing Utopia: The Greenbelt Museum (S02/E02)
    46:48
  10. 18.
    A Temple to Intuition and Art: The American Visionary Art Museum (S02/E01)
    53:09
  11. 19.
    Season 2: Museums of Maryland (TRAILER)
    3:32
  12. 20.
    The Shark Farm at Bjarnarhöfn (S01/E22)
    29:06
  13. 21.
    The Art of Volcanoes (S01/E21)
    25:21
  14. 22.
    Iceland in Wartime (S01/E20)
    26:44
  15. 23.
    BONUS: The Making of Eldheimar's Audio Guide
    7:44
  16. 24.
    Memorial to an Eruption (S01/E19)
    29:42
  17. 25.
    We Always Come Back to Home Island (S01/E18)
    33:23
  18. 26.
    The Penis Museum, Part II ft. John Bodinger de Uriarte (S01/E17)
    22:52
  19. 27.
    The Penis Museum, Part I (S01/E16)
    28:11
  20. 28.
    Industry and Nostalgia in Akureyri, Iceland (S01/E15)
    22:39
  21. 29.
    A Museum of Ordinary Things (S01/E14)
    28:10
  22. 30.
    Finding Iceland's Hidden Women (S01/E13)
    43:37
  23. 31.
    A Flyby of the Icelandic Aviation Museum (S01/E12)
    24:27
  24. 32.
    How the Seals are Saving Hvammstangi (S01/E11)
    28:58
  25. 33.
    Beatle-Town, Iceland: A Visit to the Icelandic Museum of Rock 'n' Roll (S01/E10)
    38:50
  26. 34.
    Built with Fish: History Lessons at the Museum of Hafnarfjörður (S01/E09)
    23:14
  27. 35.
    Community-Centered Contemporary Art in the Heart of Hafnarfjörður (S01/E08)
    32:04
  28. 36.
    Celtic Connections on the Icelandic Coast: A Visit to the Akranes Folk Museum (S01/E07)
    23:51
  29. 37.
    A Family, a Mineral Collection, and a Museum in a Gas Station (S01/E06)
    24:07
  30. 38.
    Keeping the Legacy of a Medieval Legend Alive at Snorrastofa (S01/E05)
    33:06
  31. 39.
    The Future of History at the Reykjavík City Museum (S01/E04)
    20:14
  32. 40.
    A Writer's Home: Gljúfrasteinn-Laxness Museum (S01/E03)
    31:47
  33. 41.
    The Icelandic Punk Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland (S01/E02)
    15:50
  34. 42.
    Bonus Ep: What Makes an Open Air Museum Memorable?
    7:54
  35. 43.
    Árbær Open Air Museum in Reykjavík, Iceland
    28:29

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