By New England Museum Association
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Welcome to Museum People, a NEMA-produced podcast that celebrates individuals connected with the museum field by highlighting their work, passions, opinions, and personalities.
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 8 – March 15, 2017||Season 3 closes out with an interview with Nick Capasso, executive director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, who describes how the museum is helping transform a “dying mill town” through contemporary art and community collaboration. Music credits: “Po||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 7 - March 8, 2017||Marieke and Dan recall their earliest memories. Marieke hosts her first long-distance interview with fellow podcaster Nate Dimeo of The Memory Palace, who also serves as the artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Music credits: “4 Guit||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 6 - March 1, 2017||Dan and Marieke wax rhapsodic about the unusual niche museums in our midst. George Norton and David Ball of the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History host Dan for a tour and interview. D and M close out the episode reflecting on small museum chal||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 5 - February 22, 2017||Dan complains about the snow and wonders where all the kids have gone who used to shovel your driveway. Marieke revives the Pokémon Go discussion. Dan interviews Brian Cofrancesco of Connecticut’s Old State House, who talks about the Kid Governor Pro||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 4 - February 15, 2017||Marieke and Dan talk about their wilderness experiences. Dan interviews archivist/artist Becky Fullerton of the Appalachian Mountain Club and explores the similarities between museums and the great outdoors. Marieke closes out the episode with an impass||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 3 – February 8, 2017||Marieke and Dan compare notes about the Inauguration and subsequent protests. Marieke interviews archivist Emily Gonzalez about collecting items from the Boston Women’s March. Dan has a chat with Steven Rothstein of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Li||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 2 - February 1, 2017||Dan tries to convince Marieke to attend national Museums Advocacy Day before segueing into Part II of the AASLH “person on the street” interviews. Marieke interviews Laurie Phillips of Museum Sage and relates her experience with the program when she||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 3, Episode 1 - January 25, 2017||Season 3 starts with Dan on location at the 2016 AASLH Annual Meeting in Detroit, getting choice comments from history professionals. Marieke and Dan reminisce about their childhood dolls before an interview with Debra Britt, founder and director of the||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: Museum People LIVE!||Bonus Episode: Museum People LIVE! Join the fun with Marieke and Dan at the 98th Annual NEMA Conference, where Museum People took center stage in a live podcast session on Veteran’s Day, 2016. This special episode features an in-depth panel discussion||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 8 – September 14, 2016||We round out our second season with an in-depth interview with Kathy McGaughey, a museum guard who gives us a glimpse of how guards pass the hours in galleries, discrimination and bias against front-line staff, and her suggestions for how museums can be||9/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 7 – September 7, 2016||Celebrate with us as we honor the Tomaquag Museum, a NEMA member which was awarded a 2016 IMLS National Medal. Dan sits down with executive director Loren Spears as she shares her joys and challenges in running a Native American museum, how indigenous p||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 6 – August 31, 2016||The future is ours! Special guest Elizabeth Merritt, founding director of the Center for the Future of Museums, takes us on a glimpse into the world of futurism, how she selects subjects for the annual Trendswatch publication, and what jobs to stay away||8/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 5 – August 24, 2016||Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service! In honor of the anniversary on August 25, Marieke tells about her experiences with the NPS in Alaska and Boston. Dan talks with Laurel Racine, curator at the Lowell National Historical Park, about how parks i||8/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 4 – August 17, 2016||Marieke and Dan chat about summer museum fun, Pokémon Go,and innovation. Marieke interviews software guru Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc., about his transformational museum experiences, how he is creating a joyful workplace culture, and how museums||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 3 - August 10, 2016||Special feature: Dan and Marieke interview emerging professionals Scarlett Hoey, Alli Rico, and Adrienne Turnbull-Reilly about why they love museums, museum studies programs, the importance of mentorships, navigating internships, and their futures in t||8/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 2 - August 3, 2016||The NEMA board tells us their greatest wish for the museum field. Exhibit designer and museum activist Margaret Middleton speaks out on diversity, worker rights, uncomfortable conversations using inclusive language,and the social responsibility of muse||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2, Episode 1 - July 27, 2016||Dan and Marieke on location at the 2016 AAM Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Dan interviews attendees about “conference buzz” and what’s at stake in the presidential election. AAM President & CEO Laura Lott talks about strategic plans, work/life||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight – Advocacy and Disaster||Dan interviews Alyssa Lozupone of the Newport Mansions and explores the language of advocacy. Barnum Museum Executive Director Kathy Maher tells what it’s like to recover from multiple disasters of biblical proportions. Marieke and Dan reflect on wha||3/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seven: Museums Studies Programs||Museum studies programs take the spotlight. Marieke lets us know what’s important when she’s hiring at her museum. Harvard professor Mary Malloy talks authenticity, controversy, and a world without museums. Sheila Hoffman, museum studies PhD candida||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six: Fear in Museum Practice||Marieke and Dan check out the shout outs in the Museum People mail bag. Museum consultant Linda Norris talks to Marieke about fear, failure, and fantasy side-projects. Dan and Marieke speculate on the nature of museum innovation and independent profess||2/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A celebration of museum work
I love hearing from so many different people in the museum field. The tone is positive and focuses on the joy of working in museums, but does not shy away from discussing some more serious topics including diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessiblity in museums. I recommend this series to museum workers as well as anyone who works in informal learning or for a mission-driven organization.
I'm ashamed that this podcast speaks to my profession
When I heard the host speak with seeming shock about a boy playing with dolls, and then later revealing he was gay and that his "parents didn't care," (Season 3, Episode 1, ~ 13:00 mark) I could no longer listen. The comments of the male host were offensive, and to think that that voice represents people within a field that is meant to respect the history of all peoples is disgraceful.