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Museum Archipelago

By Ian Elsner

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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, diving into institutional problems, and introducing you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.

Customer Reviews

Museum of Masterpieces

I love listening to this show on my morning commute. When a new episode comes out, it takes priority over all other podcasts I subscribe to. It does a great job conveying interesting aspects of museum design that the average person doesn't really think about. I also feel like I get to travel around the world to exciting places without ever having to step outside of my cozy town.

Better than the msueum placard!

I love listening to Museum Archipelago because it approahes cultural institutions with such an open mind. It has changed how I think when I go into a museum mylsef. Bonus: the host has a great professor voice.

Bite-sized museum musings

Ian does a great job of exploring unique topics in the museum world (literally, the whole world of museums, with a few Eastern Europe specials) in great, digestible pieces. Gets right to the point on some really cool questions of relevance! Looking forward to hearing more!

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