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Museum Archipelago

By Ian Elsner

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.

  1. 1.
    86. Nashid Madyun Fights the Compression of Black History at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives09/21/2020
    13:25
  2. 2.
    85. The John G. Riley House is All That Remains of Smokey Hollow. Althemese Barnes Turned It Into a Museum on Tallahassee’s Black History08/31/2020
    14:54
  3. 3.
    84. On Richmond’s Transformed Monument Avenue, A Group of Historians Erect Rogue Historical Markers 08/10/2020
    14:25
  4. 4.
    83. Chris Newell Forges The Snowshoe Path as the First Wabanaki Leader of the Abbe Museum07/06/2020
    14:59
  5. 5.
    82. Statues and Museums06/15/2020
    11:01
  6. 6.
    81. Living History in a Pandemic at Old Sturbridge Village06/01/2020
    12:30
  7. 7.
    80. British Museum Curator Sushma Jansari Shares Stories and Experiments of Decolonising Museums05/04/2020
    15:25
  8. 8.
    79. The Future of Hands-On Museum Exhibits with Paul Orselli04/20/2020
    13:44
  1. 9.
    78. How Museums Present Public Health with Raven Forest Fruscalzo03/30/2020
    13:05
  2. 10.
    77. Trump Asks, “Who's Next?” Lyra Monteiro Answers, Washington’s Next!03/16/2020
    14:37
  3. 11.
    76. 400 Years Post-Mayflower, the Provincetown Museum Rethinks Its Historical Branding03/02/2020
    12:39
  4. 12.
    75. Museduino: Using Open Source Hardware to Power Museum Exhibits02/17/2020
    10:07
  5. 13.
    74. 'Houston, We Have A Restoration' with Sandra Tetley01/13/2020
    14:13
  6. 14.
    73. Sanchita Balachandran Shifts the Framework for Conservation with Untold Stories12/02/2019
    14:59
  7. 15.
    72. ‘Speechless: Different by Design’ Reframes Accessibility and Communication in a Museum Context11/18/2019
    14:42
  8. 16.
    71. Assessing Curatorial Work for Social Justice With Elena Gonzales10/28/2019
    14:39
  9. 17.
    70. The Gabrovo Museum of Humor Bolsters Its Legacy of Political Satire Post-Communism09/30/2019
    11:30
  10. 18.
    69. Soviet Spacecraft in the American Heartland: The Story of the Kansas Cosmosphere08/26/2019
    11:53
  11. 19.
    68. The Akomawt Educational Initiative Forges a Snowshoe Path to Indigenize Museums08/05/2019
    14:42
  12. 20.
    67. Cité de l'Espace Celebrates Apollo Day from the Middle of the Space Race07/15/2019
    8:08
  13. 21.
    66. From ‘Extinct Monsters’ to ‘Deep Time’: A History of the Smithsonian Fossil Hall06/17/2019
    14:35
  14. 22.
    65. Sarah Nguyen Helps Fight Digital Decay with Preserve This Podcast06/03/2019
    11:08
  15. 23.
    64. Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Atlantis Experience Is Part Museum, Part Themed Attraction05/13/2019
    13:33
  16. 24.
    63. Sex and Death Are on Display at The Museum of Old and New Art04/29/2019
    9:57
  17. 25.
    62. David Gough Reclaims Stewardship of Tiagarra for Aboriginal Tasmanians04/15/2019
    14:32
  18. 26.
    61. Jody Steele Centers the Convict Women of Tasmania's Penal Colonies at the Female Factory04/01/2019
    14:44
  19. 27.
    60. Stephanie Cunningham on the Creation and Growth of Museum Hue03/18/2019
    14:28
  20. 28.
    59. Faith Displayed As Science: How Creationists Co-opted Museums with Julie Garcia03/04/2019
    14:01
  21. 29.
    58. Joe Galliano Fills In The UK’s Family Tree At The Queer Britain Museum02/11/2019
    13:45
  22. 30.
    57. The Colored Conventions Project Resurrects Disremembered History With Denise Burgher, Jim Casey, Gabrielle Foreman, & Many Others01/28/2019
    15:48
  23. 31.
    56. Lana Pajdas Trains Her ‘Fun Museums’ Lens to Croatian Heritage Sites, From The Battle of Vukovar to Over-Tourism in Dubrovnik01/07/2019
    10:49
  24. 32.
    55. Barbara Hicks-Collins Is Turning Her Family Home Into the Bogalusa Civil Rights Museum12/03/2018
    14:58
  25. 33.
    54. Buzludzha Is Deteriorating. Brian Muthaliff Wants To Turn It Into A Winery.11/19/2018
    14:08
  26. 34.
    53. Tribal Historic Preservation Office Helps Students Map Seminole Life for the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum11/05/2018
    12:31
  27. 35.
    52. Paula Santos Dives Into The "How" of Museum Work on Cultura Conscious10/15/2018
    10:26
  28. 36.
    51. Yulina Mihaylova Presents a Moral Lesson at the Sofia Jewish Museum of History10/01/2018
    12:42
  29. 37.
    50. Allison Sansone Connects Writers and Readers at the American Writers Museum09/17/2018
    9:37
  30. 38.
    49. Deyana Kostova Centers ‘The Little Man’ in War at the Bulgarian National Museum of Military History09/03/2018
    10:13
  31. 39.
    48. Museums Are Really Sensitive To Critique. Palace Shaw & Ariana Lee Decided They Don’t Care.08/20/2018
    12:03
  32. 40.
    47. Buzludzha is Deteriorating. Dora Ivanova Wants To Turn It Into A Museum.07/23/2018
    9:59
  33. 41.
    46. Vessela Gercheva Directs Playful Exhibits at Bulgaria’s First Children’s Museum07/09/2018
    10:01
  34. 42.
    45. Margaret Middleton Designs Museum Exhibits for All Ages06/25/2018
    11:06
  35. 43.
    44. Vassil Makarinov Presents Technology and History at the Bulgarian Polytechnical Museum06/11/2018
    11:27
  36. 44.
    43. Blake Bradford Aims To Increase Number of Black Museum Professionals with Lincoln University Program05/28/2018
    11:36
  37. 45.
    42. Freddi Williams Evans and Luther Gray Are Erecting Historic Markers on the Slave Trade in New Orleans05/14/2018
    13:16
  38. 46.
    41. 16,000 Years at the Meadowcroft Rockshelter with David Scofield04/30/2018
    9:43
  39. 47.
    40. Conserving Digital Photos with Jenny Mathiasson and Kloe Rumsey04/16/2018
    9:58
  40. 48.
    39. Hans Sloane and the Origins of the British Museum with James Delbourgo04/02/2018
    12:33
  41. 49.
    38. Conservation in the 21st Century with Sanchita Balachandran03/19/2018
    13:35
  42. 50.
    37. The National Public Housing Museum with Robert J. Smith III03/05/2018
    13:09
  43. 51.
    36. The Underground Railroad in Niagara Falls with Bill Bradberry02/19/2018
    12:52
  44. 52.
    35. Cartoons from the Museum Floor with Attendants View 02/05/2018
    10:01
  45. 53.
    34. Erotic Heritage Museum with Dr. Victoria Hartmann01/22/2018
    7:36
  46. 54.
    33. Icelandic Museums with Hannah Hethmon01/08/2018
    12:28
  47. 55.
    32. What a Museum on the Moon Might Look Like With Michelle Hanlon12/25/2017
    13:27
  48. 56.
    31. Habemus with Romina Frontini & Christian Díaz12/11/2017
    11:20
  49. 57.
    30. Visitors of Color with Dr. Porchia Moore11/06/2017
    11:20
  50. 58.
    29. A Digital Approach to Museum Maps10/23/2017
    4:19
  51. 59.
    28. Leaving the Museum Field with Marieke Van Damme10/09/2017
    11:51
  52. 60.
    27. Yo, Museum Professionals09/11/2017
    4:28
  53. 61.
    26. Arab American National Museum with Devon Akmon08/28/2017
    12:22
  54. 62.
    25. The Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia, Bulgaria is Figuring Out What to Do With All the Lenins07/17/2017
    7:23
  55. 63.
    24. College Hill and the International Slave Trade Walking Tour with Elon Cook07/03/2017
    10:39
  56. 64.
    23. Museum-Metro Station Hybrids06/05/2017
    5:53
  57. 65.
    22. Guide Training at Akagera National Park with Lisa Brochu05/15/2017
    10:25
  58. 66.
    21. Apollo 11 Historic Site05/01/2017
    5:14
  59. 67.
    20. Universal Design at the White House Visitor Center with Sherril York04/18/2017
    9:57
  60. 68.
    19. Remembering the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre04/03/2017
    15:02
  61. 69.
    18. Maps and the 20th Century at the British Library02/27/2017
    4:48
  62. 70.
    17. Entertainment and History at Disney's America02/06/2017
    6:44
  63. 71.
    16. Visitation Trends at the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum01/16/2017
    11:06
  64. 72.
    15. Tamar Avishai's The Lonely Palette01/02/2017
    12:16
  65. 73.
    14. Early Interpretive Planning at the National Museum of African American History and Culture12/12/2016
    11:59
  66. 74.
    13. Museums at a Crossroads with Rainey Tisdale06/23/2016
    4:34
  67. 75.
    12. Dead Bodies in Museums Part 205/24/2016
    7:16
  68. 76.
    11. Dead Bodies in Museums Part 104/22/2016
    6:47
  69. 77.
    10. Framework For Engaging with Art04/04/2016
    9:01
  70. 78.
    9. The Museum Selfie with Dustin Growick03/11/2016
    4:56
  71. 79.
    8. Calatrava and the Museum Icon02/10/2016
    6:06
  72. 80.
    7. What Happens to Dead Amusement Parks?01/27/2016
    9:11
  73. 81.
    6. Muzeiko10/01/2015
    6:41
  74. 82.
    5. StalinWorld07/24/2015
    7:11
  75. 83.
    4. Bison Hunt on Horseback05/27/2015
    6:44
  76. 84.
    3. Museum Authority in a World of User-Generated Content with Seb Chan05/05/2015
    10:03
  77. 85.
    2. Labels04/15/2015
    5:53
  78. 86.
    1. Lobby04/03/2015
    4:10

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