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Museum Archipelago
Museum Archipelago
Ian Elsner

A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that... more

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105. Building a Better Visitor Experience with Open Source Software

While working at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History during the pandemic, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg recognized the institution's... more

15 Apr 2024 · 14 minutes
104. What Large Institutions Can Learn From Small Museums

The Murney Tower Museum in Kingston, Ontario, Canada is a small museum. Open for only four months of the year... more

26 Feb 2024 · 14 minutes
103. How Computers Transformed Museums and Created A New Type of Professional

Computing work keeps museums running, but it’s largely invisible. That is, unless something goes wrong. For Dr. Paul Marty, Professor... more

13 Nov 2023 · 14 minutes
102. Copies in Museums

On Berlin’s Museum Island, four stone lion statues perch in the Pergamon Museum. Three of these lions are originals —... more

31 Jul 2023 · 14 minutes
101. Buzludzha Always Centered Visitor Experience. Dora Ivanova is Using Its Structure to Create a New One.

Since it opened in 1981 to celebrate the ruling Bulgarian Communist Party, Buzludzha has centered the visitor experience. Every detail... more

23 Jan 2023 · 19 minutes
100. The Archipelago Museum

In the early days of this podcast, every time I searched for Museum Archipelago on the internet, the top result... more

28 Nov 2022 · 11 minutes
99. Museums in Video Games

The Computer Games Museum in Berlin knows that its visitors want to play games, so it lets them. The artifacts... more

08 Aug 2022 · 14 minutes
98. At the Panama Canal Museum, Ana Elizabeth González Creates a Global Connection Point

When Ana Elizabeth González was growing up in Panama, the history she learned about the Panama Canal in school told... more

14 Feb 2022 · 13 minutes
97. Richard Nixon Hoped to Never Say These Words about Apollo 11. In A New Exhibit, He Does.

As the Apollo 11 astronauts hurtled towards the moon on July 18th, 1969, members of the Nixon administration realized they... more

17 Jan 2022 · 14 minutes
96. Tegan Kehoe Explores American Healthcare Through 50 Museum Artifacts

Public historian and writer Tegan Kehoe knows that museum visitors act differently around the same object presented in different contexts—like... more

15 Nov 2021 · 14 minutes
Museum Archipelago
105. Building a Better Visitor Experience with Open Source Software
Museum Archipelago