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.
    95. The Museum of Technology in Helsinki, Finland Knows Even the Most Futuristic Technology Will One Day Be History
    11:31
  2. 2.
    94. Jazz Dottin Guides Viewers Through Massachusetts’s Buried Black History
    11:54
  3. 3.
    93. Bulgaria’s Narrow Gauge Railway Winds Through History. Ivan Pulevski Helped Turn One of Its Station Stops Into a Museum.
    11:10
  4. 4.
    92. The Pleven Panorama Puts Visitors Inside the Decisive Battle of Bulgarian Liberation
    12:22
  5. 5.
    91. How Fake Museums Are Used in Theme Parks with Shaelyn Amaio
    12:35
  6. 6.
    90. Civil Rights Progress Isn't Linear. The Grove Museum Interprets Tallahassee's Struggle in an Unexpected Setting.
    14:52
  7. 7.
    89. Tehmina Goskar Critically Engages with Curation, Wherever It Happens
    14:47
  8. 8.
    88. Jérôme Blachon Collects and Transmits Precious Memories at the Museum of Resistance and Deportation in Haute-Garonne, France
    7:25
  1. 9.
    87. The Vitosha Bear Museum Lives in a Tiny Mountain Hut
    9:13
  2. 10.
    86. Nashid Madyun Fights the Compression of Black History at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives
    13:25
  3. 11.
    85. The John G. Riley House is All That Remains of Smokey Hollow. Althemese Barnes Turned It Into a Museum on Tallahassee’s Black History
    14:54
  4. 12.
    84. On Richmond’s Transformed Monument Avenue, A Group of Historians Erect Rogue Historical Markers
    14:25
  5. 13.
    83. Chris Newell Forges The Snowshoe Path as the First Wabanaki Leader of the Abbe Museum
    14:59
  6. 14.
    82. Statues and Museums
    11:01
  7. 15.
    81. Living History in a Pandemic at Old Sturbridge Village
    12:30
  8. 16.
    80. British Museum Curator Sushma Jansari Shares Stories and Experiments of Decolonising Museums
    15:25
  9. 17.
    79. The Future of Hands-On Museum Exhibits with Paul Orselli
    13:44
  10. 18.
    78. How Museums Present Public Health with Raven Forest Fruscalzo
    13:05
  11. 19.
    77. Trump Asks, “Who's Next?” Lyra Monteiro Answers, Washington’s Next!
    14:37
  12. 20.
    76. 400 Years Post-Mayflower, the Provincetown Museum Rethinks Its Historical Branding
    12:39
  13. 21.
    75. Museduino: Using Open Source Hardware to Power Museum Exhibits
    10:07
  14. 22.
    74. 'Houston, We Have A Restoration' with Sandra Tetley
    14:13
  15. 23.
    73. Sanchita Balachandran Shifts the Framework for Conservation with Untold Stories
    14:59
  16. 24.
    72. ‘Speechless: Different by Design’ Reframes Accessibility and Communication in a Museum Context
    14:42
  17. 25.
    71. Assessing Curatorial Work for Social Justice With Elena Gonzales
    15:06
  18. 26.
    70. The Gabrovo Museum of Humor Bolsters Its Legacy of Political Satire Post-Communism
    11:30
  19. 27.
    69. Soviet Spacecraft in the American Heartland: The Story of the Kansas Cosmosphere
    11:53
  20. 28.
    68. The Akomawt Educational Initiative Forges a Snowshoe Path to Indigenize Museums
    14:42
  21. 29.
    67. Cité de l'Espace Celebrates Apollo Day from the Middle of the Space Race
    8:08
  22. 30.
    66. From ‘Extinct Monsters’ to ‘Deep Time’: A History of the Smithsonian Fossil Hall
    14:35
  23. 31.
    65. Sarah Nguyen Helps Fight Digital Decay with Preserve This Podcast
    11:08
  24. 32.
    64. Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Atlantis Experience Is Part Museum, Part Themed Attraction
    13:33
  25. 33.
    63. Sex and Death Are on Display at The Museum of Old and New Art
    9:57
  26. 34.
    62. David Gough Reclaims Stewardship of Tiagarra for Aboriginal Tasmanians
    14:32
  27. 35.
    61. Jody Steele Centers the Convict Women of Tasmania's Penal Colonies at the Female Factory
    14:44
  28. 36.
    60. Stephanie Cunningham on the Creation and Growth of Museum Hue
    14:28
  29. 37.
    59. Faith Displayed As Science: How Creationists Co-opted Museums with Julie Garcia
    14:01
  30. 38.
    58. Joe Galliano Fills In The UK’s Family Tree At The Queer Britain Museum
    13:45
  31. 39.
    57. The Colored Conventions Project Resurrects Disremembered History With Denise Burgher, Jim Casey, Gabrielle Foreman, & Many Others
    15:48
  32. 40.
    56. Lana Pajdas Trains Her ‘Fun Museums’ Lens to Croatian Heritage Sites, From The Battle of Vukovar to Over-Tourism in Dubrovnik
    10:49
  33. 41.
    55. Barbara Hicks-Collins Is Turning Her Family Home Into the Bogalusa Civil Rights Museum
    14:58
  34. 42.
    54. Buzludzha Is Deteriorating. Brian Muthaliff Wants To Turn It Into A Winery.
    14:08
  35. 43.
    53. Tribal Historic Preservation Office Helps Students Map Seminole Life for the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum
    12:32
  36. 44.
    52. Paula Santos Dives Into The "How" of Museum Work on Cultura Conscious
    10:26
  37. 45.
    51. Yulina Mihaylova Presents a Moral Lesson at the Sofia Jewish Museum of History
    12:42
  38. 46.
    50. Allison Sansone Connects Writers and Readers at the American Writers Museum
    9:37
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    49. Deyana Kostova Centers ‘The Little Man’ in War at the Bulgarian National Museum of Military History
    10:13
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    48. Museums Are Really Sensitive To Critique. Palace Shaw & Ariana Lee Decided They Don’t Care.
    12:03
  41. 49.
    47. Buzludzha is Deteriorating. Dora Ivanova Wants To Turn It Into A Museum.
    9:59
  42. 50.
    46. Vessela Gercheva Directs Playful Exhibits at Bulgaria’s First Children’s Museum
    10:01

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