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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

04:53 min | 2 weeks ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm ian elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape each episode ever longer long fifteen minutes. So let's get started. Nineteen sixty nine was a banner year for technological advancement for one. It's the year humans. I walked on the moon. It was also and this is not unrelated to the technological advancement right in the middle of the cold war naked sixty nine. Finland was kind of a fraught time politically in a way that it was still the era of the cold war and we're right next to russia so our political relationship with russia has always been kind of tightrope. We've always gazed eastwards with with care and especially at that time. This is mattie hinton service coordinator at the museum of technology in helsinki finland. Hello my name's madonna and right now. I am the service coordinator here. In the museum of technology in helsinki finland. The museum of technology was founded in that banner year of nineteen sixty-nine by heads of finish industries. The idea was to make a general technology museum in finland. The point is that it's not silo d- by industrial sector. I think that the global sort of zeitgeist the technology of the time was taking massively forwards. So that time there were these. Let's say there was a coalition in a very loose meaning of the word of these gigantic and finished scale. gigantic industry. Had sort of. Let's say the forest industry which in it has always been massive and then there was the medal industry which includes the mining industry and and the chemistry industry thinks like this who felt the need for some kind of preservation because they started to in their respective fields notice that things are changing and a lot of the old sort of wisdom. A lot of the old ways are getting put behind us in the past. I feel that is very unique in a way or very nice in. That sense is that they actually came together and made the decision that we will make sort of generalized museum of technology instead of making a forestry technical museum or chemistry museum or stuff like that it was a cooperative mission so to speak so that. That's actually how i are. Collections started to build. We got these big donations from different fields industrial fields. That are still big parts of our collections. The newly founded museum decided that with us. Finland's first water purification plant built in eighteen. Seventy seven as its main exhibit building. It's delightfully squat. Round building that used to be filled with sand that the water filter through water. That would eventually be used for drinking or firefighting house..

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Russia's Northernmost Base Projects Its Power Across Arctic

BBC Newshour

02:00 min | 4 months ago

Russia's Northernmost Base Projects Its Power Across Arctic

"There is a meeting today in Iceland between Russia's foreign minister and the U. S. Secretary of state who recently accused Moscow of attempting to exert control off the Arctic region by expanding its military presence there. We have a report now from a place I don't think we've heard from here on news out. The remote Franz Josef Land are compelled Archipelago, which houses Russia's northernmost military base. Our correspondent was given rare access. Sarah Rains Foods report focuses on rising tensions between the U. S and Russia. Which appear to be spilling over into the Arctic. It was a noisy right. We took on a Russian military transport plane, the one that carried us almost to the top of the world. We We were were the the first first foreign foreign journalists journalists invited invited to to visit visit what's what's now now Russia's Russia's most most northern northern military military base, base, a a remote remote site site on on an an Arctic Arctic island island that's that's making making some some in in the the West nervous continues. Transport, But Russia wanted us to see its Arctic Trefoil is it calls the base including the new aerodrome, where we landed? The runway has just been upgraded to take such giant planes as well as bombers and fighter jets all year round. What's that? But even Well. No. And this is that you just said happened. You got sick. I didn't Maybe sleeping like a nice straight here. Is he rattled off in military trucks. There was just whiteness through the windows until we pulled up beside some hawking bits of military kids. Bastian missile defense systems, We were told Soldier in white camouflage pose nearby. A little further on the launchers were soon unfolding to point up into the sky, but it was national Liberation. That's a hit enemy ships. A soldier was on hand to inform us and he declared the systems

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

05:10 min | 7 months ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"For the past six and a half years more or less weekly museum. People gather on twitter for something called museum our together. These people form a peer to peer community supporting discussion and debate between those who work in enjoy and challenge museums society. That's the beauty of museum. Our is entirely independent. It is not an organization is just about holding a space so other people can talk with each other. This is dr to meena car who co-founded museum our back in october. Twenty fourteen gosper also founded the curatorial research center. Hello my name is to mean a costco. And i am the director and curator of the curatorial research center and that's an organization. I started back in two thousand eighteen very much to support fellow curator's from around the world and also to make progress in modernizing curatorial practice this month gosper officially steps back from her role in museum. Our i wanted this to serve as both exit interview and a chance to highlight other projects that she has founded based on her curatorial. Philosophies museum i started can october two thousand fourteen sophie balancer. Who was the co founder with me got together over twitter. We've never met in real life. Goodness knows whether we ever will. Sophie was based up in the north of england. I'm based in the far west of cornwall. That we both decided we'd give the idea of the discussion based hours that were kind of finding their feet on twitter at that time so we decided to give it a go and it's grown and grown and grown and changed a lot since then of course twitches also changed hugely in terms of who participates. Who feels confident about speaking out. Who likes in the background. There is a lot of polarization on the platform. Now and so we've changed adapted museum iowa to all of those trends that we've seen happen including it's growing politicize ation as well. If i'm being honest i've kind of treated the whole thing. Even six and a half years own as an ongoing experiment in trying to understand how it is people like to communicate with each other and how it is that you can provide some kind of support for this peer to pay contact is what we're really after on museum archipelago. We look at museums as a medium and twitter is also a medium one that has changed since museum. Our started six and a half years ago since then. Twitter has shifted from a simple subscriber model. One we you see all the tweets from the people you follow the order that they tweeted to a system that uses algorithms that optimize for other factors such as engagement with the tweets. This can make a global conversation about museums. Difficult with the change in. How twitter is managed. And how the concept of driving engagement and algorithms are dictating. What we see on our timelines. There has absolutely been an impact on museum our because of that. We've got to work much harder to try and get ideas for topics for example people's ideas out to as broad an interested audience participation group that we can and that has proven very difficult in fact particularly of late because people's timelines also manipulated by twitter's algorithms and because they're so much more noise on twitter than there was so. I'm kind of glad that museum. Our has managed to hold its own. It retains a light structure. It does support those intimate conversations as well as supporting bigger thoughts and opinions and even ones that people disagree about in one space. I've participated in even hosted a few museum hours. And the thing that reminds me of the most is a museum conference or at least the conversations that you might have at museum conference which is yet another medium but interestingly docker says that museum our has never been about recreating that experience. That certainly isn't the kind of experience you usually get unless you Fortunate enough to be able to afford to go to very expensive. Large international museum conferences. For example like the newseum association conference in the uk or any of items conferences but we've never really perceived if museum hours to fill that kind of gap with still kind of exploring what it is that we think we're doing and that's just by way of being very honest about no having an agenda and letting sort of the emergent process of museum our happened

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Tehmina Goskar Critically Engages with Curation, Wherever It Happens

Museum Archipelago

05:10 min | 7 months ago

Tehmina Goskar Critically Engages with Curation, Wherever It Happens

"For the past six and a half years more or less weekly museum. People gather on twitter for something called museum our together. These people form a peer to peer community supporting discussion and debate between those who work in enjoy and challenge museums society. That's the beauty of museum. Our is entirely independent. It is not an organization is just about holding a space so other people can talk with each other. This is dr to meena car who co-founded museum our back in october. Twenty fourteen gosper also founded the curatorial research center. Hello my name is to mean a costco. And i am the director and curator of the curatorial research center and that's an organization. I started back in two thousand eighteen very much to support fellow curator's from around the world and also to make progress in modernizing curatorial practice this month gosper officially steps back from her role in museum. Our i wanted this to serve as both exit interview and a chance to highlight other projects that she has founded based on her curatorial. Philosophies museum i started can october two thousand fourteen sophie balancer. Who was the co founder with me got together over twitter. We've never met in real life. Goodness knows whether we ever will. Sophie was based up in the north of england. I'm based in the far west of cornwall. That we both decided we'd give the idea of the discussion based hours that were kind of finding their feet on twitter at that time so we decided to give it a go and it's grown and grown and grown and changed a lot since then of course twitches also changed hugely in terms of who participates. Who feels confident about speaking out. Who likes in the background. There is a lot of polarization on the platform. Now and so we've changed adapted museum iowa to all of those trends that we've seen happen including it's growing politicize ation as well. If i'm being honest i've kind of treated the whole thing. Even six and a half years own as an ongoing experiment in trying to understand how it is people like to communicate with each other and how it is that you can provide some kind of support for this peer to pay contact is what we're really after on museum archipelago. We look at museums as a medium and twitter is also a medium one that has changed since museum. Our started six and a half years ago since then. Twitter has shifted from a simple subscriber model. One we you see all the tweets from the people you follow the order that they tweeted to a system that uses algorithms that optimize for other factors such as engagement with the tweets. This can make a global conversation about museums. Difficult with the change in. How twitter is managed. And how the concept of driving engagement and algorithms are dictating. What we see on our timelines. There has absolutely been an impact on museum our because of that. We've got to work much harder to try and get ideas for topics for example people's ideas out to as broad an interested audience participation group that we can and that has proven very difficult in fact particularly of late because people's timelines also manipulated by twitter's algorithms and because they're so much more noise on twitter than there was so. I'm kind of glad that museum. Our has managed to hold its own. It retains a light structure. It does support those intimate conversations as well as supporting bigger thoughts and opinions and even ones that people disagree about in one space. I've participated in even hosted a few museum hours. And the thing that reminds me of the most is a museum conference or at least the conversations that you might have at museum conference which is yet another medium but interestingly docker says that museum our has never been about recreating that experience. That certainly isn't the kind of experience you usually get unless you Fortunate enough to be able to afford to go to very expensive. Large international museum conferences. For example like the newseum association conference in the uk or any of items conferences but we've never really perceived if museum hours to fill that kind of gap with still kind of exploring what it is that we think we're doing and that's just by way of being very honest about no having an agenda and letting sort of the emergent process of museum our happened

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

07:25 min | 8 months ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm ian elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So let's get started to lose. France has many memorials covering hundreds of years of history. there's a statue of joan of arc. There's monuments to the soldiers of the franco prussian. War memorials to the dead of world war. One but look closer and you'll also find sites covering a very specific slice of history the years between nineteen forty and nineteen forty four. The period of nazi germany's military administration of france. There's the building where the gestapo secret police made their local headquarters. There's a monument to the glory of the resistance. And there's the shoah memorial the hebrew word for the holocaust that honors the jews. Who were deported and killed during this period to lose on a gallon. Gal i in black to lose during world war two was originally stone. Herb in the south of france a lot of resistance fighters came to to lose to former. Is you need and many then left for the rest of france or pain. A number of escape networks. Beginning to lose and took english airmen for example or is he stops fighters across the beauty. Nate london or the united states is it has unique. This is your home blah sean. Speaking french blah. Sean is the head of the museum of resistance and deportation in home france which is right down the street from many of these memorials into loose. The museum brings together these sites as well as artifacts stories and witnesses from across the region and oliver france both war drama pendulum. My name is jalen bless sean. I am in charge of the museum of lizzie. Stockton deportation in a gallon. Foss the museum actually in nineteen seventy seven. It was first a community museum. The museum was initially a community museum. Set up by former members of the french resistance and in nineteen ninety four. It became departmental which is to say it is now funded by the regional government into three themes of the museum. Engage collect transmit. We collect to store and transmit this memory of our ancestors from our elders to future generations. Memorials that defend. The memory of the resistance gives us access to people who have objects in their homes and documents and some of them and trust them to us. The museums focus onto loose and the surrounding region is not just because it's under the authority of the regional government. It also reflects the uneven an ever changing military administration of france under nazi germany until november. Nineteen forty two. The nazis only had direct occupation of part of the country. Mostly the north of france including paris and the western coast. The south of france was under the jurisdiction of the vichy regime. An independent ally of nazi germany which promoted anti and practice collaboration with the nazis. Most specifically by deporting jews to concentration and extermination camps so when it comes to the fighting this regime the resistance. It's tempting to present history. Like story with clear cut intentions and the simple narrative but the history of the french resistance was anything but simple. It's not like there was a single unified resistance with one single outcome in mind in episode fifty one of this show. We examined another collaborationist regime bulgaria in the early nineteen forties by visiting the sylvia. Jewish museum of history. Today one the galleries there is named the holocaust and the rescue of the jews in bulgaria. Which even the museum staff say as an overly simplistic title khuda visitor in your at many visitors are in fact unaware of this fragmented structure of the rizzi stats. We the gaullist on one side and communists on the order so in the museum we do. Indeed present. The different forms of lizzie stars to present the complexity. The museum of resistance and deportation focuses on presenting objects gathered from witnesses. These include resistance newspapers of various subgroups and photos and testimonies of those who are fighting whether with acts of sabotage by providing shelter to those who needed it or even through building the logistics of feeding fighters in other parts of france. There's also catalogs names and photographs of people deported and accounts of reprisal attacks against resistance fighters and collaborators alike as control of the territory ebbed and flowed la la brea delayed gambled do period of world. War two is quite complex to explain to the younger generations who often have a rather manichean view that is to say in black and white. You are either busy. Saas fater or a collaborator povey. She nazi that's it. You are either a good guy or bad guy who she says. Only on air mission. The museum was closed for an eighteen month renovation from two thousand eighteen until twenty twenty the renovation modernized the museum and also reflects. Our moment in time was fatigued. Amisi today these type of museum has a new dimension we the disappearance of the last witnesses since they can no longer testify in front of students scholars and the general public. So it is our mission to transmit this memory to do so we have collected and we continue to collect objects and especially testimonies. Actually timonium the renovated museum features. Two floors of permanent galleries and space for temporary exhibitions. Special programs are available to school. Kids who are encouraged to question the sustainability of the spirit of resistance the current struggles for the preservation and extension of rights and freedoms and the fight against inequalities today. It's no longer a museum. Run by former members of the resistance but instead it's focused on being the transmission to new generations. lead oldwick at the weaknesses are now ninety or ninety five years old and we continue to collect the testimonies and to project broadcast and recalled these testimonies in order to get her their precious memories and transmit them to new generations new belgian jassem. This has been museum archipelago. Full transcript of this episode as well as shown notes and links visit museum archipelago dot com museum archipelago is supported by listeners. Like you joined club. Archipelago club archipelago members. Get access to a bonus. Podcast where we've been doing. Indepth reviews of how museums are portrayed in movies tv shows and even video games if you can't get enough of how museums shape our lives. Join club archipelago. Today by visiting joined the museum dot club. And if you don't feel like it that's totally cool to thanks for listening and next time bring a friend..

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What happens when the salmon stop coming home

Unreserved

04:12 min | 10 months ago

What happens when the salmon stop coming home

"They're called the miracle fish. The lifeblood of first nations up and down the pacific northwest. They feed the river system that snakes through british columbia giving back to the earth and the animals. The journey of a wild sockeye salmon is nothing short of a miracle every year. They swim hundreds of miles from the ocean to their spawning grounds to inland rivers and streams. When they finally made it overcoming countless obstacles along the way the parents lay their eggs and die and then a new generation of salmon make their way downstream and into the pacific ocean to do it all over again it's an astounding journey and it used to be that tens of millions of vibrantly colored wild salmon could be seen swimming to the upper reaches of the rivers to spawn. This fall there were fewer than three hundred thousand. That's the lowest number of wild salmon ever recorded. And that's cause for huge concern. Cbs's jennifer trumka brings us documentary swimming upstream. Salmon is who we are as first nations people and i cannot name a first nation that has any measure of abundance of wild salmon period. We need them. they're the canary. In the coalmine. As go salmon so goes our ecosystem that we had the lowest returns. Ever you know just a few hundred thousand sockeye to the entire fraser river this year. you know. that's that's quite scary. We are down to absolutely historic glow returns. There are just so many domino's that fall over. That will fall over when the fish are all gone. It's heartbreaking aim. Is bob chamberlin. I was the elected chief. Councillor for the Copies first nation of the meuse outing people and territories about archipelago of also served nine years as vice president the union to be seeing the chiefs my bach home her way. traditionally ms galactic Yeah that's who i am and we're here. In the beautiful territory of the squamish. People bought chamberlain is a high profile leader who stands tall and poised. He also radiates warmth. We've met at an ocean side. Park in west vancouver where there's a totem pole. It's of a human figure wearing cedar hat and has awale carved on its back and as if it were planned as bob gates close to bald eagles landing on top of the pool. Coming down here because of the welcome poll. That's at the end of the jetty here. So we see. I believe this is a welcome figure and you know this being at the mouth of the kaplan a river. This is a place where the salmon come back for the people and always have and they've always been here. I i grew up going home to our village quiet stumps on gilford island and i remember seeing my family the whole community working on fish. You know in the summertime when we would go home and so is imprinted upon a very young age. Just how important. It was to our village to our people and to sit and enjoy our traditional foods with my grandmother and my uncles. My aunties and to know that i was home and to be able to enjoy that and then as i quite long time ago when i was a commercial fisherman in campbell river i'd get fish food fish and we'd go out and make a special trip during the season. And then we distribute the fish to all of our family. And i would always get two one hundred and two hundred sockeye and the reason i did. That is because we'd go to auntie mabel house 'cause she had two big back yard you'll bath tub in the back and and tim able and granny any and my mom. Would we'd all work on fish so we would have filleted fish in the deep freeze beat have canned fish for everything else and it was really nice to be able to bring in that food source. That was so cherished. And then i look at today and i feel fortunate. I got to sakai in the deep freeze.

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What happens when the salmon stop coming home

Unreserved

04:46 min | 10 months ago

What happens when the salmon stop coming home

"Salmon is a staple food for many indigenous people in the pacific northwest. Many names chinook. Coho sockeye pink chum. The fish has been the subject of song story and artwork for thousands of years. It is also a symbol of fortitude and self sacrifice but in recent years the mighty salmon has been facing some scary realities today on the show a deep dive into the ripple effect of the dwindling fish stock. And what happens when the salmon stop coming home. They're called the miracle fish. The lifeblood of first nations up and down the pacific northwest. They feed the river system that snakes through british columbia giving back to the earth and the animals. The journey of a wild sockeye salmon is nothing short of a miracle every year. They swim hundreds of miles from the ocean to their spawning grounds to inland rivers and streams. When they finally made it overcoming countless obstacles along the way the parents lay their eggs and die and then a new generation of salmon make their way downstream and into the pacific ocean to do it all over again it's an astounding journey and it used to be that tens of millions of vibrantly colored wild salmon could be seen swimming to the upper reaches of the rivers to spawn. This fall there were fewer than three hundred thousand. That's the lowest number of wild salmon ever recorded. And that's cause for huge concern. Cbs's jennifer trumka brings us documentary swimming upstream. Salmon is who we are as first nations people and i cannot name a first nation that has any measure of abundance of wild salmon period. We need them. they're the canary. In the coalmine. As go salmon so goes our ecosystem that we had the lowest returns. Ever you know just a few hundred thousand sockeye to the entire fraser river this year. you know. that's that's quite scary. We are down to absolutely historic glow returns. There are just so many domino's that fall over. That will fall over when the fish are all gone. It's heartbreaking aim. Is bob chamberlin. I was the elected chief. Councillor for the Copies first nation of the meuse outing people and territories about archipelago of also served nine years as vice president the union to be seeing the chiefs my bach home her way. traditionally ms galactic Yeah that's who i am and we're here. In the beautiful territory of the squamish. People bought chamberlain is a high profile leader who stands tall and poised. He also radiates warmth. We've met at an ocean side. Park in west vancouver where there's a totem pole. It's of a human figure wearing cedar hat and has awale carved on its back and as if it were planned as bob gates close to bald eagles landing on top of the pool. Coming down here because of the welcome poll. That's at the end of the jetty here. So we see. I believe this is a welcome figure and you know this being at the mouth of the kaplan a river. This is a place where the salmon come back for the people and always have and they've always been here. I i grew up going home to our village quiet stumps on gilford island and i remember seeing my family the whole community working on fish. You know in the summertime when we would go home and so is imprinted upon a very young age. Just how important. It was to our village to our people and to sit and enjoy our traditional foods with my grandmother and my uncles. My aunties and to know that i was home and to be able to enjoy that and then as i quite long time ago when i was a commercial fisherman in campbell river i'd get fish food fish and we'd go out and make a special trip during the season. And then we distribute the fish to all of our family. And i would always get two one hundred and two hundred sockeye and the reason i did. That is because we'd go to auntie mabel house 'cause she had two big back yard you'll bath tub in the back and and tim able and granny any and my mom. Would we'd all work on fish so we would have filleted fish in the deep freeze beat have canned fish for everything else and it was really nice to be able to bring in that food source. That was so cherished. And then i look at today and i feel fortunate. I got to sakai in the deep freeze.

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Fire devastates world's largest sand island

TIME's Top Stories

05:16 min | 10 months ago

Fire devastates world's largest sand island

"Gladys boo knows firsthand. the devastation climate change is already visiting on the world. The twenty five year old has vivid memories of kale island a tiny islet in the solomon islands archipelago where she used to swim and barbecue on the white sand beaches. It's also where her grandparents used to live decades back but kale island no longer exists. It was declared lost in two thousand sixteen after it fully submerged beneath the water a victim of rising sea levels. She worries more of her home. In the south pacific could share the same fate if global temperatures continue to rise at the same pace and just decades. My country's map has changed drastically. She says boo and others who have personally experienced the worst effects of climate change took center stage at a two week. Summit for youth climate activists. The virtual event was organized out of frustration at the postponement of the twenty twenty united nations climate. Change conference also called cop. Twenty six meeting between nations called mock cop twenty six. The summit was attended by more than three hundred fifty delegates from one hundred eighteen countries and included speeches from activists and stakeholders from around the world including the uk government minister in charge of the original cop twenty six in a year dominated by pandemic related disruptions. The mockup to six may be one of the largest international meetings focused on climate change. Even if it lacked official status but another goal of the event was to elevate the voices of those most affected by climate. Change it's a conscious decision. Based on consensus among youth activists that people in the developing world and other marginalized voters are not being represented in the climate movement which has largely focused on activists from developed nations. Be a greta tune. Berg's fridays for future or extinction rebellion which was established in the uk. The climate movement has been often inaccessible and is generally dominated by middle class. White people in the global north says a mercedes rodriguez richer to an activist from the uk student climate network. We can't stand up to this challenge without listening to the people whose voices matter the most in an attempt to be more inclusive. The virtual conference says granted more delegates. To what organizers call most affected people in areas or mapa including the philippines and bangladesh these countries and others were granted five delegates as opposed to three from most developed nations. Giving them more speaking time. More than seventy percent of the delegates represented at the summit or from developing countries. Having more delegates also gave these countries more representation and say in the wording of the final statement from mockup twenty six many behind. Mock cop twenty six. See this as a first step toward changing the emphasis of the youth climate movement. Several studies have shown that a warming planet will disproportionately affect developing countries more than developed nations however mainstream climate movements of faced criticism for not being inclusive of the most vulnerable nations earlier. This year. vanessa. Nakata a ugandan. Climate activist was cropped out of a photo in which she posed with four activists from europe including gratitude berg. It felt like i had been robbed in my space. Nicotine told time in july if climate justice does not involve the most affected communities than it is not justice at all. The photo was later replaced by the new agency that published it when we include everyone. You realize how a lot of the problems are. Common across countries says mitzi thanh a twenty two year old activists from the philippines who has been volunteering at the summit and is one of the speakers representing her country. Thanh has lived through extreme weather events in her native manila which has witnessed progressively more powerful typhoons with each passing year. She says activists like her who have seen the life altering damage. Climate change is already inflicting can go beyond being just sad stories and statistics and take an active role in creating a global solution. There's evidence this approach might result in more effective action to a twenty nineteen report by the united nations development programme found that vulnerable developing countries are leading the world by enacting ambitious pledges on emissions and climate resilience so the narrative. Necessarily isn't we are drowning. We need help says samira sarala a climate change policy expert at the united nations development programme. But rather look how we have seen the consequences and taken the destiny into our own hands. Abu the activist from the solomon islands feels that amplifying stories like hers will help people understand that the climate crisis is already a reality for people in many parts of the world when people who don't believe in climate change. Listen to our stories. They will hopefully empathize and engage she says.

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Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

TIME's Top Stories

03:24 min | 10 months ago

Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona dies at 60

"Are expected to pay their respects in buenos aires. Thursday as maradonas coffin lies in state at the casa rosada or pink house presidential palace. In naples where. Madonna led napoli to italian league championships in nineteen eighty-seven and nineteen ninety. Thousands of people congregated in streets and in front of the studio sao paulo to sing swap stories and mourn. He was the first power figure that united the world of football says kantor everyone regardless of their nationality wanted to see him play because of his magic. He made argentina famous around the world. He made napoli famous around the world. It's very hard for any reader to understand what he meant for. Napoli the very poor southern city in italy that no one paid attention to and suddenly this kid put napoli on the map playing soccer and rebelled against the industrial north and beat the powerhouses of milan and event events. An inter. who were the more important and powerful teams not only in italy but in the and europe especially maradona hailed from a shantytown on the outskirts of buenos aires and made his professional debut with the club. Argentinos juniors when he was fifteen. I was in the stadium for his first game. Says in reggae mail. A florida psychologist. Who grew up in buenos aires. Now that's become a myth. A million people now say they were there. But i really was. I promise mel talked to his niece in buenos aires on wednesday she said the streets were eerily silent like a cemetery during the day of madonna's death but nineteen eighty six argentina england world cup quarter-final the game in which maradona certified his legend carried particular significance for argentina following the nineteen eighty two falklands war england prevailed in the military conflict with argentina over sovereignty of the archipelago. Some three hundred miles off of argentina's southern coast maradona scoring the first goal with the hand of god and the second goal being the greatest golden history. It gave the argentinians some type or redemption against the english says kantor on the world cup stage and donna could not replicate the nineteen eighty six title while he was still brilliant at the nineteen ninety world cup. Argentina lost to west germany in the final in nineteen ninety four in the united states. He was kicked out of the tournament for testing positive. For ephedrine better donnas demons were well-documented. He struggled with drug addiction. Voracious appetites before wednesday. He dodged several near death experiences. Diego had died so many times before. Kantor it's incredible that he lived this long despite his imperfections. Maradona will be mourned. The world over champions league games had moments of silence. One coach recommended that madonna's number ten be retired throughout world soccer. The vatican announced that pope francis was keeping madonna in his prayers. Undoubtedly for me. He is the greatest player of all time says cantor. He played in an era much different than today. It was more physical game. He was butchered in every single game that he played and he excelled. He had the ball glued to his left foot. His center of gravity was so low. He was just a magician with the ball. An artist poetry in motion.

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Typhoon Goni Cuts A Path Of Destruction In The Philippines

Morning Edition

01:53 min | 11 months ago

Typhoon Goni Cuts A Path Of Destruction In The Philippines

"Storm of the year has hit the Philippines, leaving at least 16 people dead and tens of thousands homeless. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports on the aftermath of Typhoon Goni Goni approached the Philippines with sustained winds of 195 MPH, some of the highest on record. Catastrophic winds and torrential rains cut a path of destruction just above the midsection of the Philippine archipelago. Christopher Romero captured the fury in this phone video from Legacy City. In the devastated province of all by across a broad swath of the region, Typhoon Goni snapped power lines right off rooftops and flattened fields of crops. Officials report. At least 22,000 homes were destroyed sheets of rain all but submerged. The 800 family town of Comolli. GE Christian Yap told NPR. Only his father remained to guard the family home watching a river bursting its banks. Yap and his mother evacuated yaps father survived the flooding that inundated their home. But not as badly assault in one area of the water is so intense that only the rooftops of the houses are visible, he said. A community leader. Yap said his town was prepared. Many residents evacuated to local schools in advance of the storm. They have emerged, he said, to clean up the new, deep mud. Goni made landfall in the Pacific facing island of cotton iguanas were all communication has been knocked out. Goni spared. Manila barely grazing the capital before heading west out to sea downgraded to a tropical storm. Forecasters warn that another typhoon what Sahni is forming behind Goni, Julie McCarthy. NPR news

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New Caledonia voters choose to stay part of France

Weekend Edition Sunday

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

New Caledonia voters choose to stay part of France

"Pacific archipelago of New New Caledonia have decided against independence from France. NPR's Eleanor Beard, so he reports 53% of margin was tighter. In the previous referendum Two years ago in 18 2056% of voters chose to remain part of France. New Caledonia became French in 18 53 under Emperor Napoleon, the third, Napoleon Bonaparte's nephew and heir. The archipelago Some 2000 miles east of Australia, was used for decades as a prisoner colony. French citizenship was granted to all can AKs in 1957. Referendums are the final steps of a process that started 30 years ago after years of violence that pitched pro independence activists against those wishing to remain part of France. As

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Spain's Ibiza faces further COVID-19 restrictions

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Spain's Ibiza faces further COVID-19 restrictions

"Authorities in the Billerica islands battling a rapid transmission of the new coronavirus in the tourism magnet of a pizza announcing fifteen days of new restrictions starting Friday officials say restaurants spas gyms and places of worship will he be allowed to host twenty five percent of the normal capacity well social gatherings will be capped at five people maximum and playgrounds will remain closed existing measures have only managed to bring down the rate of infection slightly the goal is to protect the future of tourism in the archipelago be ther is itself a magnet for many tourists attracted by speeches on world famous nightlife I'm Charles collect as much

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Spain's Ibiza faces further COVID-19 restrictions

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Spain's Ibiza faces further COVID-19 restrictions

"Authorities in the Billerica islands battling a rapid transmission of the new coronavirus in the tourism magnet of a pizza announcing fifteen days of new restrictions starting Friday officials say restaurants spas gyms and places of worship will he be allowed to host twenty five percent of the normal capacity well social gatherings will be capped at five people maximum and playgrounds will remain closed existing measures have only managed to bring down the rate of infection slightly the goal is to protect the future of tourism in the archipelago be ther is itself a magnet for many tourists attracted by speeches on world famous nightlife I'm Charles collect as much

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Spain's Ibiza faces further COVID-19 restrictions

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Spain's Ibiza faces further COVID-19 restrictions

"Authorities in the Billerica islands battling a rapid transmission of the new coronavirus in the tourism magnet of a pizza announcing fifteen days of new restrictions starting Friday officials say restaurants spas gyms and places of worship will he be allowed to host twenty five percent of the normal capacity well social gatherings will be capped at five people maximum and playgrounds will remain closed existing measures have only managed to bring down the rate of infection slightly the goal is to protect the future of tourism in the archipelago be ther is itself a magnet for many tourists attracted by speeches on world famous nightlife I'm Charles collect as much

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Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuries

Live Abundant Radio

00:22 sec | 1 year ago

Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuries

"Baltic Sea Passenger Ferry. There are 300 people onboard is run aground on an archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries. Today, rescue officials are preparing to evacuate the vessel. The finished coastguard Twitter that the MSR Morella operated by ferry company Viking line between the Finnish western port of Turku. And the Swedish capital Stockholm, is currently stuck on the ground south

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Some Dinosaurs Probably Nested in Arctic

60-Second Science

03:08 min | 1 year ago

Some Dinosaurs Probably Nested in Arctic

"Those vicious predatory dinosaurs that tended to be fairly small as six to nine ten feet. Long snout to tail there. Certainly in the Jurassic. Park movies the things that terrorize people Anthony Fiorello a paleontologist at southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas for more than two decades. Now, Fiorello has been digging a dinosaur fossils, hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska. So one of the fundamental questions about dinosaurs in Alaska. In the ancient Arctic is, did they live there all year round did they migrate? How did they get their a recent discovery sheds light on those questions this fossil that's the subject study is a baby dinosaur, the baby predatory dinosaur, and it is a baby. It's not just juvenile and given the size estimate of this thing. This probably was not far from where the nesting ground was. So this is the first physical proof. Alley some dinosaurs nested in the ancient Arctic some of the first Arctic dinosaur remains ever found were discovered back in the nineteen sixties in Svalbard, an archipelago north of mainland Norway. Since then researchers have theorized, the dinosaurs must have migrated to avoid deeply cold winters but Fiorello says this new discovery disproves that idea for you know the classic stereotype for dinosaurs is that had been. that they were living in sub tropical environments oftentimes, somewhat swampy if you look at various artwork over generations, that was quite often how these dinosaurs were reconstructed. In reality the climate north of Alaska's Brooks range seventy million years ago was similar to what we might see today in Portland, Oregon or Calgary Alberta. Certainly a place where. Things were cooler. Or who were capable of being cool at times but certainly warmer than the the Arctic today, the fossil find is a piece of jawbone with a tooth from Dromaeosaur Fiorello and colleagues unearthed it along the banks of the call. They'll river not too far from the Arctic Ocean. The bone is the first non dental evidence of that species in the far north the researchers report their discovery in the journal plus one. Of course questions remain. How did they do what they did because even with the warmer temperatures at the latitude, the thieves dinosaurs were living, which is at least seventy degrees north if not even farther nor. Do they endure long periods of light and dark, and that's where the research will go next for now Fiorello says the new discovery proves that these giant reptiles were well adapted to the highly seasonal environments of the late Cretaceous that we still experience today in the Arctic.

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Amnesty accuses Malta of using illegal tactics when dealing with migrants at sea

Press Play with Madeleine Brand

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Amnesty accuses Malta of using illegal tactics when dealing with migrants at sea

"Rights watchdog. Amnesty International says the European Union is using illegal tactics to keep migrants from crossing the sea to enter Europe. Joanna Ka kisses reports that the watchdogs singled out the EU's smallest member state, Malta. As a destination for migrants crossing from North Africa. Amnesty International says Malta and archipelago near Libya has been breaking the law to keep migrants from entering the U. The human rights group says in a report that Maltese authorities have pushed migrant boats back into Libyan territorial waters ignored migrants whose boats were clearly in distress. And refused port entry. Two vessels with rescued migrants aboard one of those vessels. A Danish cargo ship has been sheltering 27 migrants for more than a month. Malta says ports are close to migrants because of the pandemic for

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Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Migrants trying to reach Europe pushed to deadly Atlantic

"Migrants are increasingly crossing a treacherous part of the Atlantic to reach the Canary Islands a Spanish archipelago near West Africa in what has become one of the most dangerous routes to Europe the international organization for migration says about four thousand people have survived the perilous journey this year alone with around two hundred fifty dying all going missing that's already more than the number of people who perished trying to cross the western Mediterranean in all of last year the increase in traffic to the canaries comes off to the E. U. funded Morocco in twenty nineteen to stop migrants from reaching sudden Spain father Mediterranean in August alone there were more than eight hundred fifty arrivals by sea to the canaries according to an AP tally of numbers released by official sources I'm Charles the late this month

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UN agency laments northern summer's 'deep wound' to Earth's ice cover

UN News

01:02 min | 1 year ago

UN agency laments northern summer's 'deep wound' to Earth's ice cover

"Climate warming in the Arctic has caused tremendous diminish over the summer months and the European of suffered to you and weather experts said on Tuesday in an update to coincide with the start of autumn in the northern. Hemisphere. The World Meteorological Organization WMO reported major impacts on ice shelves and. Heat records in the polar region included one on Norway's Svalbard archipelago the town of Longyearbyen hit twenty one point seven degrees Celsius seventy, one degrees Fahrenheit on the twenty fifth of July shattering the previous record had stood for forty one years also this summer the UN agency noted that an eighty one kilometer square portion of the milne ice shelf broke off producing the total area by forty-three percent. Warm conditions have also been seen in the European. Alps. The UN agency said with similar consequences temperatures in the absolute fact increased by two degrees, Celsius twentieth century, and the damage that this caused has been amplified by decrease in Snow Ice Cover, which has revealed Daca Rox that absorb more Saudi radiation.

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

04:12 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to Museum archipelago I'm in Elsner. Museum, Archipelago Guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So. Let's get started. John, Gilmore Riley was born enslaved on the Tallahassee Florida plantation in eighteen fifty seven John Gilmore ride into slavery about three blocks from here after slavery ended each owns education for career and became the first black principle of the nick of high school that was built to provide an education for newly freed slaves and their descendants here where we're sitting in right now is the John G Reilly House and museum in what is now basically downtown Tallahassee and this is Alpha means barnes the founding director of the museum. The My name is Al to these farms and the founding director of the John Gilmore Rally. Research Center and Museum. The Executive Director and I've been that for twenty four years the John G Reilly House a handsome two story Wood House sits in the same neighborhood as the older well-kept plantation homes Tallahassee. Eighteen fifty seven was the center of Florida's plantation economy assistant built almost entirely on enslaved labor enslaved people outnumbered white people three to one of the two, hundred and seventy nine white families living here in eighteen sixty, nearly two thirds owned at least. One person wants the slavery system down was eliminated in the area. A lot of the properties remained a part of that establishment and a lot of the blacks worked on the plantation remained in the area over time of the blast mood Dan. So ultimately, it became this African American enclave call it, and it's swear over eighty families settled around the eighteen seventies. The families had stores, they had churches, they have school that operated out of. John Ame Church, they had a with yard. It was a pretty much self sustaining community. They had pretty much everything that was needed, which was important because it was during the days of Segregation Vedra segregation. So they were limited in terms of of they could go to shop ready to could go for entertainment what have you and during the period of crow and black codes this neighborhood, this enclave became known as smokey hollow why the name smoke our younger. we have among the fact, but smoke Allah grew out of the fact that okay. It's an all black community. So a lot of the more out say undesirable elements ended up in smoke hall. So you had the electric station, the first electric building, the incinerator were all decisions trash was.

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National Nonprofit Day with Hannah Hethmon

Podcast Gumbo

03:40 min | 1 year ago

National Nonprofit Day with Hannah Hethmon

"Hey Paul this is Hannah Hessman August. Seventeenth is national nonprofit day. My favorite kind of nonprofits are museums. Of course, all our favourite museums are locked down right now struggling to get through this virus like the rest of us. So I thought we'd celebrate them a little and I challenge you on that note to find a great podcast created by a museum. Go. Well Hannah under most other circumstances, this would have been a minor challenge. But as it turns out, we have a mutual friend that has a podcast about museums and that same friend was my eighth guest on this show. For my first recommendation, I'm going with museum archipelago. When the host Ian Elsner was my guest I mentioned an old episode about the Apollo Eleven landing site. But I'm not going to take the easy way out and I'm going to suggest to newer and very relevant topic statues. In this episode and talks about the relationship statues and museums, he goes into the tearing down toward causton statue and one of his guests talks about the slippery slope. So to celebrate this National Nonprofit Day learn about a nonprofit consider donating time or money to one that you believe in and let us know using the National Nonprofit Day Hashtag. Today's guest is Hannah Hetman. Hannah's the writer and producer of the Vagina Museum podcast. Yes. You heard that correctly. In New York there is a sex museum which I've been to. In Iceland, there is a Pinas Museum which I haven't been to. And now there is a Johnny Museum which opened in London in two thousand and nineteen. The podcast. Liked the museum is all about smashing shame and stigma around the vagina through awareness education and route puns. The first and recommended episode is entitled. See you next Tuesday as in the letter C. and the letter, you would you like me to wait for you to figure it out. As most people know there are many terms for the vagina, but there is one that stands out as the most offensive if you still haven't figured it out, it starts with the letter C and ends would Tuesday? This episode answers a lot of questions about that specific word. For last recommendation Hannah recommends if people saw that slavery was getting started why didn't they stop it by Q. and Abe? She says and I quote. This podcast is produced totally in house by President Lincoln's cottage in DC. They take questions from their guests. They can't answer at the moment and die super deep into them with the help of historians to address big ideas in American history loosely connected to Abraham. Lincoln. Of course, but it's so much more than a podcast about Lincoln Unquote. For. Today's episode hot sauce. I'm going to relay on link that Hannah gave me. If I got stuck trying to find an episode related to this day. Hanna is the owner of better lemon creative audio that produces podcast for museums, history organizations, and cultural nonprofits. So check out the director she created that anyone can add to. Come back on August, twenty fifth where I'll be talking about close a topic I have no business talking about.

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3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

AP News Radio

00:44 sec | 1 year ago

3 men rescued from Pacific island after writing SOS in sand

"Three men have been rescued from a tiny Pacific island after writing a giant sos sign in the sun that was spotted from above by planes the Australian defense department says the man had been missing in the Micronesia archipelago for nearly three days when the sos distress signal was spotted Sunday on uninhabited piccolo island the trio to apparently set up by boat on July thirty heading full and I told when they sailed off course and then on to fuel when the Australian military helicopter landed on the island beach searchers found the grouping good condition and gave them food and water sos is an internationally recognized distress signal the originates from Morse code I'm Charles the last

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"This episode of Museum Archipelago is proudly sponsored by a beautifully foolish endeavor, a brand new book by Hank Green Ivan, following green for over a decade I on his excellent WLAC, brothers, Youtube Channel, and now on his podcast, attracted by his humanistic approach to the world and to science education, a beautifully foolish endeavor is a sequel and conclusion to his first fiction book, an absolutely remarkable thing, which is the story of a young woman thrown into fame during the global crisis of. Of contagious streams and mysterious Robots Library Journal's review said through this adventurist, witty and compelling novel Green Delivers Sharp Social Commentary on the power of social media and both benefits and horrendous consequences that follow when we give too much of ourselves to technology. The book is out July. Seventh Twenty Twenty in physical audio in the book form wherever books are sold, or you can just go to hankering dot com, thanks so much hankering, and a beautifully foolish endeavor for Sponsoring Museum archipelago. You can find a full transcript of this episode and links to other episodes at Museum archipelago dot Com Museum archipelago is supported by listeners like you who have joined club archipelago on Patriot. If you can't get enough about how museums shape, our lives join now for two dollars a month. If this is your first episode, subscribe to the show for free using your favorite podcast player, and if it isn't leave us a rating review. And next time. Bring a friend..

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

06:25 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm Ian Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So let's get started. Chris Newell Remembers Visiting the Abbey Museum in Bar Harbor. Maine as a kid, his father was hired to put on educational performances to perform songs about their past Mikati language, history and culture at the need of market and the native American Festival hosted by the museum. So every summer, the family would drive the two and a half hours from their home in MMG, Look Newell, look forward to it year after year with an almost giddy level of excitement, but even as a young person, Newell could clearly see the difference between the surrounding events like the native market and the festival, which will run by members of the WAB, Inaki nations and the museum. which was not back then the Abbey Museum was more traditional ethnographic collection, a lot of weddings and things like that, so when it came to the museum itself, and did feel very much like inclined museum was Barbara Institution not necessarily allow mackey institution, so I definitely felt a lot more connection to things like the vessel, native American festival in those, because those were neater run and be supporting them, although I knew what. I knew the special collection I knew the shredder, and they have as far as the history of mind. People's by able as well as I keep. People's in general, always been attracted to wise available in the Abbey. mcdonagh's as a child I felt it was different spaces today, Chris Crystal, a possible quality citizen is the first member of the watanake nations to lead the Abbey. Museum high money. My name is Chris Lual and I am the director of Education for the. Educational Initiative also CO founder and I'm also the executive director and senior partner. Donations for the Abbey Museum in Bar Harbor. Chris! Co founded the ADAMO. Educational Initiative in two thousand, eighteen with Donna Spears DNA ob joy, chickasaw Choctaw and Dr Jason Man Cheney Agamal is a pass quality word for the snowshoe path at the beginning of winter. The snowshoe path is hard to find, but the more people pass along and carve out this path through the snow during the season. The easier it becomes for everyone to walk together on episode sixty eight of this show we interviewed spears about how the initiative was born out of their experiences seen colonial museum practices across present New England. So, what do we mean when we say colonial museum outside the context of Colonial Williamsburg of course, this kind goes off of my colleague Don from. Who was on the museum archipelago before museums are colonial artifacts. The idea of a museum comes with colonization and tribal museums, even in their own right are using that colonial artifacts. As a way to present her native histories, only doing different in tribal museum in a non tribal museum, largely consists of the American conservation movement which started in the nineteenth century, and when came to museums, and especially the way museum content was created colonial museums would oftentimes focus on tribes that they felt at the time were less impacted, which would have been Western plains tribes in South Western tribes so if you go into a non-tribal museum that. That has native content Colonia Museum. Then what you typically see is a presentation of native cultures through the Lens of anthropology and archaeology and a lot of those voices, ninety nine percent of those voices, especially in the past were non native voices that were framing that lends and hot of you are cultures, and so it's not uncommon to see things that out place, so to go to northeastern museum that has a collection and to see only planes. Or only question. Pari and no Wolpe Martino. Ashland basket is really kind of an old fashioned way of presenting things that goes back to a motive, thinking really originated in the idea that native people were going to vanish at one point and that we needed our history saves by an outside force, and that's literally well. The Columbia Museum represents is that mindset and the Abbey Museum is rooted in that. Mindset opened in nineteen, twenty eight. It housed the collection of native American. Objects gathered by radiologists Robert Abbey in a purpose built building. Newell was hired to lead the Abbey Museum in February twenty twenty. Four lockdowns due to cove nineteen began, but the decolonization process had been going on at the museum for the past five years. The Abbey Museum has gone through the fast five years under the previous executive director. The President CEO at the time cinnamon. Caitlyn the good I the colonization, process and car that. Not just in the content of the museum, which centers need voices now, but also in the structure of the way the museum is run in the has overtime restructured as board to become a majority Ebina Keyboard so Columbia Museum that Presents Lab Aki history. We are probably the only museum that has a structure where the voice of the people that we are representing is now centered, and is also governing the institution itself when the change of directorship happened, the museum changed the title from President and CEO to executive, director and senior partner to the watanake nations as part of this decolonisation process and the shift of power the. Tribes today are five times asking. Scott. Avenue tribes in the history. There was over twenty drives at one point, but currently there are five tribes. Nike is an over arching for the cosmetology of the peoples. Tribes in the beliefs and stories. Of Being Liska created on people from Yash reason gave us the name weapon. Aki, which is the anglicized version of impassioned twelve naccache wish would translate to the people of the dawn collectively. That's how we see ourselves. We we understand that we are the easternmost tribes on the consummate, and.

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

16:51 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Yet fail to engage with what is really at stake, namely identifying acknowledging and removing endemic structural problems of racism in repair to form a suggestion. By more than a few people is museums wind up? The statues of problematic people in museums is the bottom of the harbour, really the right place for Statue of Colston. Of course, these questions tend to ignore that the bottom of the ocean is the final resting place for hundreds of actual. Thrown overboard from Colston's chips because they were deemed a poor investment for Colston's company on the Zeke Appel go. We've investigated what various Eastern European countries are doing with old statues of dictators like Lenin and Stalin. Monica, notice interviewed on episode. Five of this show describes how her family's native Lithuania removed. It's ubiquitous Soviet statues from city squares all across the country. The removals were events that helped build the young nation, but once the statues were removed from their original locations. No one knew quite what to do with them. Many of them ended up at something called Curtis Park a kind of half theme park that includes a massive statue garden. The statues are presented simply and somewhat randomly each has a little description of the city and square where the statue used to stand many Lithuanians and the Lithuanian government have criticized the uncritical approach to the parks laughed. Visitors are free to do whatever they want. I guess like once you got into the actual dash you. It's Kinda funny because you can do whatever you want. So like planning on top of London installing, picking their nose Tottenham on the head. Doing whatever you want but I like to think that I have some sort of connection. Some sort of understanding that spews images might have been both sterry inspirational different times. Somebody's life for me. They've always been images. That were bad like no like I. Feel like throwing I always do that. Lenin Stalin phase like these are the faces of terror that drove my grandparents out of. Yeah but. Interact with them on this like humorous level is really interesting. The situation at Bulgaria's Museum of Socialist Art in Sofia is somewhat similar. The outdoor sculpture garden is littered with statues. Commemorating Soviet power placed wherever there's room I visited many times, and I'm never quite sure how to react. There's a lot of power in deliberately taking these statues out of the context they were made for what once may have been in imposing statue, underscoring who's in charge in the public square is now just two key, leading impotently outer Rosebush in Eastern Europe the statues of. Of Lenin and Stalin and others were erected during the communist times and were swiftly removed when the system fell in the West statues erected more than one hundred years ago. Still stand without context Washington's next. Because the money he made from owning working in selling people isn't a footnote. It's the reason he was the first president. Even at the museums of Bristol Website Colston is identified as a revered philanthropist slash reviled slave trader in that order. As if the money he gave away to the city of Bristol wasn't violently extracted from the people he enslaved. It's not a sufficient answer to simply put these statues in the museum I. Don't know if there's enough museum space for all the confederate monuments in the American south or enough museum space for all the statues of King. Leopold in Belgium, but more importantly political exercise in selective remembrance neatly packaged as an unbiased archive. That statues represent is the same exercise that museums represent. Represent museums and statues are bridged together. Many of these statues are right in front of museum entrances, priming visitor for what they can expect to find inside statutes, museums share centuries long history of supporting white supremacist colonialist, racist ideologies, helping them flourish providing the evidence for them, and under girding them through their placement through their air of authority and through their supposed neutrality. The statues of American football players at American universities helps me think about this because the stakes are so low, the rivalry is so clear. Our football team has heroes and the long legacy, and it's telling that the two tools that were employed to make that point are statues and museums. This has been museum archipelago. Haven't checked out club archipelago. Now is a great time. My favorite episode of Our museum movie. Review Series archipelago at the movies is now completely free joining Rebecca. We've deny as we break breakdown two thousand four's national treasure, discussing the tropes of museum films. Now Museum Exhibit Design is reflected back through popular culture to listen for free and hopefully find a little distraction. Could the Patriots Dot Com Slash Museum archipelago and look for the episode on national treasure. You can find a full transcript of this episode and links to other episodes at museum, Archipelago Dot Com. Museum archipelago is supported by listeners like you who have joined club archipelago on patriotic. If you can't get enough about how museums shape, our lives join now for two dollars a month. If this is your first episode, subscribe to the show for free using your favorite podcasts player, and if it isn't leave us a rating reveal. And next time. Bring a friend..

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

12:21 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm in Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So, let's get started. The statute appeared in two thousand eleven on the path of my daily Commute to the University of Florida. Where I was a student, it was a statue of football player named Tim Tebow, and the strange thing about it was that Tim Tebow was still around. In fact, it was just a few months after he graduated, and it was commemorating events like touchdowns that I remembered seeing I remember seeing him around campus, and now I was looking at him houses statue, but it wasn't. Wasn't just a statue behind the statue was the entrance to a hall of honor which featured football trophies, but the space was not just a room with trophies. It was a story about the football program where trophies were an inevitable consequence. In short, it looked like a museum reader, rails and old pictures of the early days of the program were presented alongside pigskin football's from the nineteen thirties with lighting, but this wasn't just one university all across the football conference. These trophy rooms looked like museum spaces. At Florida State University just a few hours away. The trophy room begins with artifacts from and descriptions of the seminole nation. Even though these are tellingly light on the details, the point was to tie the athletic program success without a historical figures fighting a US invasion. It's all done very deftly one minute. You're looking at a map of what is now Florida? Drawn by US general and the next. You're looking at a tattered Football Jersey the next, a bronze statue of the stories heroes. There's a bridge between statues and museums. They feed into each other. So why do athletic programs adopt statues and museum like spaces because they want to sell us? A selective account presented as a neutral archive of.

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

12:21 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm in Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So, let's get started. The statute appeared in two thousand eleven on the path of my daily Commute to the University of Florida. Where I was a student, it was a statue of football player named Tim Tebow, and the strange thing about it was that Tim Tebow was still around. In fact, it was just a few months after he graduated, and it was commemorating events like touchdowns that I remembered seeing I remember seeing him around campus, and now I was looking at him houses statue, but it wasn't. Wasn't just a statue behind the statue was the entrance to a hall of honor which featured football trophies, but the space was not just a room with trophies. It was a story about the football program where trophies were an inevitable consequence. In short, it looked like a museum reader, rails and old pictures of the early days of the program were presented alongside pigskin football's from the nineteen thirties with lighting, but this wasn't just one university all across the football conference. These trophy rooms looked like museum spaces. At Florida State University just a few hours away. The trophy room begins with artifacts from and descriptions of the seminole nation. Even though these are tellingly light on the details, the point was to tie the athletic program success without a historical figures fighting a US invasion. It's all done very deftly one minute. You're looking at a map of what is now Florida? Drawn by US general and the next. You're looking at a tattered Football Jersey the next, a bronze statue of the stories heroes. There's a bridge between statues and museums. They feed into each other. So why do athletic programs adopt statues and museum like spaces because they want to sell us? A selective account presented as a neutral archive of.

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

13:28 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm Ian Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums each episode. He's never longer than fifteen minutes. So let's get started. There's a way to look at history that focuses on the events themselves. And then there's a way to look a history that focuses on the fallout in the Fourth Century. Bc. E So Lucas. Who's one of Alexander the great successors and Chandra Gupta who is the first Moyen Emperor in northern India met for the first time by the banks of the River Indus and there they had some kind of military encounter? What kind of military encounter? Well we don't really know what we do know is that following the encounter. Greek ambassador megacity was sent to the Indian Interior for the first time and he wrote an ethnographic cool the indicate and it described India for Greek Odeon based on personal observation. But also that you need this. Lots of strange storytelling as well. And this particular tax reform the foundation of Western knowledge of India for generations. And you can just imagine that. Soldiers and British soldiers in the nineteenth century took translations of this particular taxed with them to north west of India when they were exploring. So it's a very long life and it's particularly that that continues to resonate. This is Dr Shushma John. Sorry Tabor Foundation Curator of South Asia at the British Museum. I'm talk to central Michigan. Sorry on the Table Foundation Creator South Asia at the British Museum. And when I'm not at work I welcome my podcast which is very much a passion project and this is called the Wander House will get to the wonder house in a minute because it's an excellent podcast but I a doctorate at University College London. Jane sorry studied this ancient encounter of which only Greek descriptions survive. That moment of meeting in connection has been completely transformed it was transformed cleaner period by British and Indian scholars have precious scholars saying. Oh you know so. Give Woman's warned. He defeated this Indian general whereas the Indian scholars right the the complete opposite that take gender. Gupta defeated this incoming European and he became a great leader and ruler. So actually I think because of this uncertainty. I think it tells us a lot about the time we live in right now. And how may have been transformed in the past so that Doesn't it doesn't bother me in the sense that we will never have this Tonic truth because you know we're never going to get that what we can study is the fallout. How people interpret these historic events and how that reflects on the moment. They're living in now and of course what better way to see in the form of a building how people interpret historic events than a museum itself. This is why the whole idea of decolonizing museums and collections is so important. Because I think up. Till now we've all been complicit in telling partial stories under the guise of trying to be neutral and as we know that neutrality is quite problematic and it tells very very partial truth or partial version of a story. Museums are great way to see what historic events meant to the museum. Builders and I can think of no clearer example than the British Museum. We have reading credible exhibitions on. Say you know when you're thinking of ancient South Asia? They're often on Buddhism or Hinduism organism. So they have a very close religious fakers but will they don't tend to address very rarely that I've ever seen anyway is today's collections. Arrive here. What was the clinical interest in that material? How has it been interrupted? How's it been presented at also? Why why Nice particular ways? How how has that changed over the last century or so it? It's too easy to present a cycle neutral view the ancient Pau of ancient religions. But I I don't think that's particularly ethical. I think if you're going to be doing that you need to be telling that full story in episode thirty nine of this show. We examined Hand Sloan and the origins of the British Museum. Funded in large part by his marriage into the enslaving plan Takeuchi of Jamaica and aided by Britain's rising colonial power global reach. Sloan assembled an encyclopedic collection of specimens and objects from all around the world that became the basis for the world's first public museum the British Museum. A place where anyone could freely enter to see the glory of the British Empire the empire and fuses pretty much every aspect of life life in the UK. Whether we're all aware of it will not in a weather. It's the names of the streets. We walked down the the museums that were founded the collections. They hold the structures. We still all inhabit when you look around at the museum's mice museums I'd say UK. They hold the contents of empire objects collected around the world by client officials by soldiers by Salas people. Working Abroad Uber. Count disentangle the two. When you are telling a story you need to be honest. And tell the whole story or at least as much of it as you can possibly share. Because otherwise you're telling a very very partial one. That often overlooks the violence of an object's collection and the situation and circumstances it was created taken purchased and brought him to the UK to be held in a museum today. Sorry is the first curator of Indian descent of the South Asia collection at the British Museum. In the past Tracy Tell Dighton. Do you think about it very much. I think he's signing when I look at my couture practice and how I approach my role. The collections who. I want to work with and how I realized that actually there is a difference between what I do. And what's other people in a whole range of institutions? Bring Two zero and at first. I was really uncomfortable about that. I thought my goodness unit is it. Just because of who I am and what I am. What about you know? My academic side Olifants might use skills knowledge but actually. I think it's my ability to do my job. Is it somehow rich? I bring a slight different perspectives. We'll say in how I do it. The South Asia collection at the British Museum is so enormous that it can capture the sweep of history of South Asia from the Paleolithic period. To the present day. The gallery opened in two thousand seventeen before that it was last refurbished in nineteen ninety. Two it just happens to be the largest gathering the museum so hey no pressure looking say. Try Not to fail on your first go. It was it was really tricky. We started by thinking about who actually comes to the museum and seventy percent of our audience comes from outside the U. K. And if those people a huge proportion than not very well versed in the history cultures religions of South Asia. So how'd you present your collections in a way that shares this really incredible to the world with people who'd About it and so. We decided to have a chronic thematic kind of approach. We started with the Paleolithic. She's about one and a half million years ago and ended at the present day and the encyclopedic collections at the museum permits us to be able to do something like that. As part of that isolated wet on the ancient to medieval sections. Which is the collections? I cover along with the bulk of the anthropological collections. And also the textiles it. It's got a mammoth collection. The Dakota but as Powell fat I was very keen to introduce moments were slightly unexpected stories and people what presented so for example in the main oil. You walk down. One of the first sculptures you encounter is the modern line capital which takes about the first century day and it was actually excavated and request to the museum by South Asian Collector Pokharel Energy on. I put a portrait of him on that label as well as little bit attacks expanding it because I wanted people to be confronted by South Asians in South Asia Gallery. It's not enough to display their culture of their collections in their history. I think it has to be a shared enterprise and an in another section for example in the Janus in western India the Medieval section I included fate graphs of the Jane Temple from less. Which is where I'm from in the UK who wanted to show you know the sculptures on display. They are just as much positive. British culture as it was back then in the medieval period. It's not just a alien religion in Asian culture. It's our shed culture now. I think it's really important to connect the dots so you do. Share this broad sweep of history and culture but then you want to intersperse it with these other reading important moments linking in a WHO and what you might see around you as you get your everyday life in the UK linking it with with the pastas. Well I asked John. Sorry if she's noticed changes in who visits the gallery and how much time they spend there since the update very interesting. Hughes how they engaged with different displays how it can sort of tweak them to make more engaging annoy definitely notice that there are more South Asians in the gallery space the South Asia section. Anyway this is a really tricky one because I hope that a museum is for everybody. The reality is that as you say. A lot of people don't feel that the museum is for them and it's it's terrible because obviously the museum is for everybody but once again when you have very neutral displays and people aren't addressed people aren't consulted people you want working with members of the community. I think understand why they might feel somehow excluded from these spaces and we've all had moments have been chatting to people may assume that museum is not for them it somehow seen as a very different other ring space. A when you see the workforce inside the museum also predominantly white and. There are very few members of your black and minority ethnic stuff in the museum's once again. What sort of message are you trying to share with everybody else? You're saying hey come come to a museum but you can't work How how'd you change that? And I think it's not just one not tweets. I think it's a fundamental reimagining of what exactly a museum is exactly. This museum is full. I'm not sure that we have these answers. But what I think is really really important. Is that we start having these conversations. Are We start experimenting? And this is one of the reasons why John. Sorry started the wonder House podcast. The podcast which is completely independent of the British Museum is away again. Sorry to share the most innovative contemporary approaches to decolonization and so I got in touch with some people whose work I really respect and I asked them if they were willing to talk about their work what they learn what they what they thought didn't work quite so well and share their stories and experiments with decolonizing where they love about. The wonder house is being able to listen in on these conversations. That might not be happening in museums themselves but are happening at coffee houses and pubs nearby and the show explores the scale to you here. John Sorry who works at one of the largest institutions in the world in conversations with people who might be their museums only curators. I worry that the decolonizing museums incredible energy that it has right now. It's quite easy for that. To evaporate every single a movement has its moment and unless we embed this kind of knowledge and approaches it's it's going to evaporate and that that's one of the things that worries me. Most I not just the collections but also you know the the simple fact that many of us who work in museums you often one of the one or two Black Amano. She ethic people in an entire institution. That's not easy. Sorry studies the ancient world. But now she is at the forefront of modern museum interpretation printing not just the event but also how the event ripped through history remember the story about Salukis and Chandra Gupta from the beginning of the episode. The Indian interpretation of that moment has worn out. And actually if you read historical novels modern comics if you watch Indian films and in TV series. That's exactly the vision of John. Goto that we have now and you know what it's evolving over time you know days of being shaped and reshaped day by day at the moment and I think that's.

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Museum Archipelago

07:38 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Sense and. I'm sure you can. It's that when it's sort of misused or thoughtlessly used leeann results are bad. We can't just so glibly and unthinkingly employees something like a push button as we did before and I am honestly. I don't know that that's a bad thing. Because then it sort of forces us to think. Well how could we provide a satisfying experience in? What are the interfaces or other kinds of opportunities that we could provide them with you? Carry the content that will carry the emotional ideas that we want to carry across in episode. Twenty seven of this show. I get that. There's a certain type of content. That digital media is best suited to system simulation understanding concepts like climate change requires thinking about how complex systems interact with one. Another and computer simulations allow that type of inquiry. It's almost like a video game. Visitors tried to find the edge of the rules of the world except in an exhibit about climate change. Those rules are the rules of atmospheric and Oceanic physics. Right now the best understood and most common interface to digital media is a touchscreen. There is a certain segment of people who love their touchscreens. They're museum with touchscreens. They would do it. I'm agnostic touchscreens. In touch tables they're amazing tools but now we have to be realistic. So now you're gonNA bring somebody into a new museum and asked them to crowd around with several other people and poke at a touchscreen after what has just happened in the world. That's a that's a that's a toughie interfaces allow visitors to interact with digital media without a touchscreen and without requiring the vizier to touch anything with their hands. And if I think for example of a large floor projections system where you could even just tap with your foot to control some different parameters or different people may be on the different corners of this huge. You know large projection could be controlling in real time different parameters could imagine that actually being positive and a worthwhile experience that still takes into account a social aspect but also social distancing aspect as well as you know something that is sort of full body doesn't involve people touching their hands on that you don't have to sort of sanitized floor because people are tapping it with their feet and doing things in his most optimistic moments or sally hopes that the new approach to hands on exhibits can bring Universal Design Front and center flexibility or control with something like tapping of foot which could easily also be. Somebody wheeling their wheelchair over the active area too. I mean I think this brings the notion of universal design to a different place in a positive place. You know these these limitations in this triangulation between posts Cova nineteen perception and the notion of universal design. I'm going to be optimistic. Maybe that puts us in a better place in a more thoughtful place in more satisfying place alternately in terms of interactive experiences for visitors which. I suppose is really what the sort of all boils down to how supported our museums as institutions in various countries or parts of the world where they exist or how resilient are particular museums or museum structures that led them withstand the sort of events. But they're sally sees a silver lining an end to all those mini grocery store exhibits at children's museums. Finally be a good reason for all the children's museums in world to get rid of those horrible mini grocery store exhibit small room filled. With lots of tactile objects kids are just constantly pawing over and checking out and throwing into their many baskets and then they get put right back on the shelves already already. It's a gigantic entropy experiment. So if you're gonNA keep that experience after everyone has touched something. Hundreds of things. White and disinfect. Them all and then replace them for people to just do this. I think constraints are good thing for creativity and now we've just been thrown some public hell in perceptual constraints. We have to think about that because certainly our visitors are going to be thinking about that. If we don't show that at least we're sensitive to that our visitors could rightfully think that we are insensitive. Not only to those design constraints in those design considerations but insensitive to them as people who want to have fun and want to be safe if you haven't checked out club archipelago now is a great time. My favorite episode of Our Museum Movie Review Series Archipelago at the movies is now completely free. Join Rebecca we've seen and I as we break down two thousand four national treasure discussing the tropes of museum films now museum. 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Museum Archipelago

11:12 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm in Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums each episode. He's never longer than fifteen minutes. So let's get started a few months ago before reports of a new form of crony virus now known as Cova Nineteen started appearing in the news. I visited an exhibit called outbreak epidemics in a connected world at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington. Dc The exhibit laid out the coordinated. Detective work that public health workers and many other professionals do as identify and respond to infectious diseases. Such as HIV AIDS Ebola virus and influenza. There was even the touch screen game. That invited me the work cooperatively with other visitors to contain an outbreak before it spreads further. So the funny thing about public health and a lot of the scientists that contribute to the to the knowledge that public health workers use. Is that if you're doing everything right. Nobody realizes that you're doing it right. It's kind of the opposite of a glamorous job this is raven forced who scelzo a professional science communicator and writer who works as a content developer and production assistant at the Field Museum in Chicago and hosts the excellent science podcast tiny vampires. Hello my name is Raven Forestry Scelzo I am the host of tiny vampires podcast and my day job is at the field museum here in Chicago so public health is a little bit of a complicated thing because there are a lot of people who do public health that maybe people don't consider them to be public. Health workers forced through scelzo lays out three broad groups of people working in Public Health. Scientists public health workers and clinicians the scientists generate new knowledge. The public health workers apply that knowledge by creating plans to prevent disease and increase access to treatment and clinicians carry out those plans by directly treating people as a science communicator. I think one of the issues between scientists or health workers and the public. Is this thing that we say. Insights communication called the information deficit hypothesis. Which is basically. We're assuming that people don't know things and if only we could just give them the information then they would know and understand using that model which is basically how most science has been communicated in the past. It causes a lack of trust because it's kind of this assumption that on the scientists standpoint that other people are ignorant and we decide what information they need that that has created this massive rift this massive trust issue because the public doesn't trust the scientists because the scientists are assuming that they're ignorant and the scientists are not trusting the public to understand with healthcare in particular. There's there's a lot of emotions. People are afraid of getting sick and they also have a lot of their own personal experiences that they're trying to incorporate into what public health officials are telling them and this is where museums come in so museums. Which I think is something that you've talked to a lot on your show about is that they have a lot of trust. Their credibility is really high. There's a lot of information there about disease and different public health aspects. That are kind of all over the place for example burning burning tick with a match. So when you when you have an exhibit about why it's important to remove take with forceps tweezers instead of burning it with a match if public health worker tells them that they might be skeptical about it. This is the way that my family has been doing it for years and years whereas with a museum they have that credibility and they have that ability to show in more detail in in in a lot of different ways. Why that's important. People will take that information and internalize it more than with with an organization that they might not trust as much. One of the advantages of presenting. Public Health within the museum is simply the context. A lot of museums are starting to do exhibits that not only incorporate what we know but also how we learned what we know and that really increases people's trust in that information because if. I just tell you a fact you might be skeptical. You should be skeptical and at WANNA look into that deeper but if I tell you fact and then explain to you how we got that information your your ability to trust that information vastly increases. I think a lot of exhibitions and a lot of museums have started to put a priority on that and I think that's really important because you know museums in the past have done and said some really terrible things and we're constantly trying to acknowledge and move past that or at least at least the field museum is And I think one of the ways of accounting for that is telling people is starting to tell people how they know what they know because if that was the philosophy of museums back when they were presenting a lot of racist information they would not have been able to support it with scientific information or scientific research. Because it's not there. You know the new way of doing things is you can't just say things you have to back it up and and I think that is a really really important way of accounting for the past. There are a number of museums that present public health topics either as outreach or by focusing entirely on the subject of public health there are actually a few museums. That that's all they do There's a public health museum in Massachusetts. And then the CDC actually has a museum of their own museums. Really have the ability to make a large impact when they do public health sorts of exhibits or incorporate public health into their existing exhibits so a good example of that is at the field museum. Part of our ancient America's exhibit is about the smallpox transfer from Europe to the Americas and how that impacted the native people of South and Central America. So that's not what the exhibit was about but it is incorporated into it so another great example is the northwest African American Museum in Washington. They did a really cool exhibit. That was about five diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect the African American community and there are a lot of art museums around the country. Who HAVE ART therapy programs? That aid people who are being treated for Mental Illness. So there there are a lot of different museums that are starting to think about what their role is when it comes to the health of their community. The outbreak exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History Opens with of planes taking off and landing at various airports around the world underscoring one of its main points that the world is connected as I was walking through the exhibit and I can't stress enough how abstract the threat of viruses seemed to me at the time I was suddenly aware of walking through the gallery with a crowd of people reading about infectious diseases on the graphic panels. I was less eager than usual to use the touchscreen exhibits with my bare hands. It it really is a testament to the to the power of the exhibit when you when you kind of your pulled out of the exhibit and then realize that what it's about is something that you're currently Participating in right. I think that's where that's where museums really fit in. Because they have so much experience in helping people to understand complex ideas and using lots of different types of media to make that happen. We're broadcasting during this pandemic the end of March twenty twenty almost all of the themes presented in the outbreak exhibit. Seem relevant today. The diseases aren't quote exotic in other words. They don't all arrive from distant places that the connected world has advantages even during a pandemic but as forced scelzo points out the fact that the National Museum of Natural History is physically closed because of Cova nineteen and so is the field museum. And every other museum we've ever featured on the show is telling in itself so museums closing. I think is a really important statement that they're making that they trusted the scientific information that is being put out there There's a lot of scientists who work at museums but that does create a gap museums are where people get a lot of their scientific information and like US especially adults and once once you're out of school they're there really isn't as much access to scientific information a lot of it's behind pay walls so museums are institutions that the public is relying on cove nineteen as really changed. My View on how important digital media is to how the community how how the museum is interacting with the public on her podcast. Tiny vampires forced through scelzo avoids the assumptions of the Info deficit hypothesis as she communicates science to her listeners. Each episode is instead guided by questions sent in by listeners about insects that transmit disease and the scientists who are fighting them and like a good museum exhibit. The question is answered with background information and the story of how scientists were able to shine light on that particular mystery. People are far more intelligent and far more understanding than the scientist public. Health workers of the past gave them credit for this whole concept of Talk to people like their fifth graders. I is exceedingly condescending. Like we're we're we're all in this together regardless of our educational background or anything. So yeah it's it's definitely a were all figuring this out and just being good stewards of the information and having really good communication.

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Museum Archipelago

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"A new museum. podcast cast called stories here. The latest episode is an excellent two part series about the eastern state penitentiary in Philadelphia. It includes the story three of a family secret being hidden from daughter revealed after talking at the site with former incarcerated person. The Ad Copy did not ask me to say this but I feel like anyone interested in museum archipelago will really enjoy stories here in addition to the episodes about the eastern state penitentiary. I think my audience would. I really enjoy the episode about the international coalition of sites of conscience to listen to the stories here dot com or type stories. Here into your favorite podcast player. My thanks to stories here for Supporting Museum Archipelago Just Justin time for your holiday. Travel are archipelago at the movie series continues with two thousand and four is national treasure.

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Museum Archipelago

12:17 min | 1 year ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm in Elsner. Pews Eum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums each episode so is never longer than fifteen minutes so let's get started. The field of conservation was created to fight change to prevent objects from becoming dusty broken or rusted but fighting to keep cultural objects preserved creates a certain mindset the mindset of protector a mindset. It's too easy to imagine objects and cultures. In the state of stasis. This is how it always was and will be forever. Often I mean just given the colonial oneal had an imperial histories of museums. It was because people were going to be gone forever. That culture was gone. And so this is the last trace but in fact. That's not how cultural heritage works it. It's transformed it's changed. It continues on in different forms and a lot of the way the Conservatives think about cultural heritage is is about out mitigating that change. which makes it a little bit fossilized but to me that changes where things are really vibrant exciting and people are so closely connected to cultural cultural heritage that it really feels alive? This is since Cheetah Bala Chandran Associate Director of the John Hopkins Archaeological Museum. Hello my name is Cinci Bala Alexander. I'm conservative and I'm trained in the conservation of archaeological materials in particular and my day job is the associate director of the Archaeological Theological Museum at Johns Hopkins University. Bala Chandran founded untold stories a project that pursues conservation profession that represents and preserves a full spectrum of human cultural heritage for the past few years. The project has been hosting public events at the annual meetings of the American Institute for Conservation Conservation Untold Stories emerged of bollocks hundreds frustration with how narrowly the field of conservation has been defined at felt that there were literally early too many untold stories in the field of conservation. I wanted to find ways to actually start to think about what else cultural heritage could mean other than say the things we typically think of as belonging in a museum or many of us cultural heritage means going to this important looking building that has paintings and sculpture and has labels labels next to it and I think we kind of decided in some ways at that's cultural heritage and preservation means taking care of those things and really I've become more and more aware error and curious about the fact that cultural heritage is much more complicated and diverse set of practices. It's often not necessarily about a single object or a thing but rather how that thing might function within a community or communities as as part of a series of practices and exchanges and storytelling and I just wanted to have a way to kind of work with people who are really doing that work outside the museum and doing it in ways that I think preserved Europe but also change cultural practices since untold stories takes place at the annual meetings of the American Institute for Conservation. A lot of professionals in the field Are already gathered there. The meetings attract over one thousand conservators blake many professional conferences. The meetings are often held in a nondescript hotel how setting but untold stories makes it a practice to conceptualize where attendees are sitting and the history that preceded them an example of this is the twentieth nineteen eighteen untold stories event titled Indigenous Futures and Collaborative Conservation. How many times have you been to a conference and you could be anywhere right? I mean you're in this big room and you never leave the hotel or the conference center and part of what I was interested in was trying to actually place a somewhere so twenty one thousand nine since we were actually meeting at the Mohegan Sun which is a Mohegan owned casino. We were on native land. It seemed like a really important opportunity. -tunities to talk about native sovereignty kind of history of genocide in our own country. The fact that anyone who's non-indigenous in this country is a settler settler colonialist but to really think about what this means in terms of how we take care of collections that have come to us as a result of historical happenstance stance but also a very violent past and to acknowledge the fact that museums which for most of us who work in museums are very safe. Welcoming and joyful places uses are evidence of this history of of pain and removal so the opportunity to work with the commod educational initiative was really exciting. Because because it's a partly native co-founded and they do a lot of educational work around questions of how even think about the history of this country story and to me. That was really important to be able to say in native space as opposed to you know in a place somewhere else. Part of of Bala. Hundreds point is that there isn't such a thing as a textualist cultural material. The intentionally nondescript conference ballroom has a lot in common with deliberately sterile museum environment episode. Sixty eight of this show features an interview with Ed Wanda's spears director of programming and outreach at the adamant educational initiative and one of the convenors of the twenty nineteen untold stories event in the episode. She discusses her presentation about how native native narratives are violently presented through White Lens in museums. It was in Donna spheres of Who suggested the title she had worked in museums? She's very familiar with these questions. And she's the one who suggested indigenous futures which forces you to recognize that this is not something of the past. We really wanted to do something. The thing that felt like we were going to push. This had to be uncomfortable but it also had to be aspirational. Where do we go now? And how can as conservatives servers we actually be part of this very kind of collaborative supportive mission to ensure futures. We can't make it happen by ourselves. It's it's not like we're saving anybody and that's another big concern of mine. There's a real sort of savior mentality that I think conservation has ask we save objects and I certainly came out of graduate school thinking that I was going to save everything and to me. That's a very problematic way to think about it because frankly if the objects still survives it didn't need me it made it thousands of years without me somehow. We've decided that we're the ones that making the that make these things live live forever which is pure arrogance so part of this event was really to think about how as conservatives can come up with action items and by action items. It was practices but more than anything of kind of Shipton in a mental framework for working much more equitably and more humbly to really have a sense of respect for this notion that there has already been a history before you and so when you enter into this hopefully collaborative relationship you need to acknowledge alleged. Things have survived for a long time without your intervention. And they don't need you but you could actually provide some sort of service some sort of benefit that could actually really help the untold stories team. True to their mission is careful not to present the workshop as a single solution or even a set of solutions. The team wants wants to counter the assumption within the profession. That all you need to do is go to one workshop and then you're all done you know. Unfortunately this doesn't change the working working practices it doesn't change the mindset. It doesn't change the way an organization functions and what happens is then marginalized people are called upon again and again to kind of keep performing this vulnerability and this discomfort for themselves in order to educate people who are unwilling to do the work that consistent like every single day for the rest of their lives work that will be required to make transformative change possible part of what in the twenty nineteen in conversation we. We felt very strongly we had to say is if if you really believe in equality if you really want to do something that is truly collaborative that does not assume some sort of hierarchy. It means being really uncomfortable the entire time and maybe at the end of it things will change but you you still have to kind of follow through on it when it gets really uncomfortable. And the fact is most marginalized communities. People have done this entire lives so it it just feels like it's time for you. Know I think in general the museum community to say we're willing to engage in these kinds of difficult ongoing perpetual natural conversations. It's really interesting to approach these issues from the framework of such a technical profession. What is different? What has changed interest in the field of conservation since you were in school? I I was in Grad school two decades ago. So it's you know. I guess I would break it down into technical practices desist which I think most conservatives would would think of themselves as doing sort of things with their hands changing a surface in some way and then more social practices this or how do you how do you be in this world. In terms of technical practices. I mean some of the things that we do on a regular basis or certainly did to me raise a lot of questions about how do even come up with this. So you know one of the things that I was trained on and I think a lot of conservatives still do is something like spit cleaning leaning for a long time it was known that something like human saliva has really amazing cleaning properties. And you know it's the reason why your mom might have like littered Dom uh-huh and rubbed off your face but but it works really well and it's you know there have been attempts to make this much more scientific Tillich. What are the enzymes designs for example in saliva that work? But you know now thinking about it. My Gosh you to spit on someone else's things it's really really strange concept and yet it was something that was really suggested as a very efficacious way of doing a treatments for me. This is meant that I really have to be extremely aware of the choices. I'm making an at least be aware of the discomfort that they raise in me when I started thinking about what I'm actually doing. And then there's how how does one work with anybody else certainly in academia and I would say also in in museums are very hierarchical spaces where you know in the museum. The end the sort of curator often has had the privilege of storytelling and often when people are not within. The museum are consulted their consulted assaulted. Either after most of the work has been done or that that information is extracted from them and presented as part of this larger narrative rather than allowing doing people to simply say what they they believe. These objects are how you know. The story needs to be presented for those in an established field like museum professionals or conservators. It's easy to go with the language and practice that exists before you arrive. Projects Untold Stories challenge those assumptions and help help create a new model for me. It's really about kind of activating cultural heritage. In in very kind of living ways underlying all of this work with untold stories was to really think about what is possible in terms of preserving cultural heritage if you think of cultural heritage as being something that's preserved by people in in conservation labs only to that's really limiting and it also is untrue because we have millennia of people caring in for their things and their stories and passing this knowledge on through oral traditions and other kinds of traditions so to somehow claim that we are the only ones capable of doing this kind of preservation. Work is fundamentally untrue and so to me kind of bringing up this resilience but also just this joy of doing miss incredible connected. Human work was something that I wanted to be around the next untold..

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Museum Archipelago

11:29 min | 2 years ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm Ian Elsner Pews Eum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums each episode so he's never longer than fifteen minutes so let's get started in the middle of Bulgaria not far from the crumbling boozers monument why as the town of gap reveal situated in the Valley of the Balkan mountains the city prides itself on its unique brand of humor. Many local jokes are self deprecating about the gap ravine obsession with frugality and entrepreneurship and center around the comical links. The townspeople go to save money. The Mascot of the city is a black cat without a tail. It said the bruins prefer cats without tails because then they can shut the door faster when they let their cats out saving on their heating bills. This used to be the kind of humor that exist in data in the region around gobble not owning governable but then abrazos abuse were smart enough to brand it as there's best the entrepreneur does entrepreneurial course this is Margarita Sheriff's. Go hello my name. AMY'S MARGARITA DOT COM. I'm curator by profession and I'm director of the Museum of Humor and sat are based in Gobble Bulgaria. The museum was founded founded in one thousand nine hundred seventy two before the wall fell. This location was known as the Communist capital of humor extending its reach across eastern bloc countries and and also into certain circles in the West. I visited gap radio because I wanted to find out how this political humor and Satire Museum could have started here during Communist Times yes and how the museum is tackling. The global memed driven culture of the world today. There are a couple of precursors that we have to go through to understand how the Museum of two things one is the governor of jokes so someone announced a competition in the newspaper that the municipalities paying certain amount for each job that gets druid into a collection of the jokes so they collected a lot of a lot of these jokes made a book and this book was this absolute bestseller. It was immediately translating of course in the Russian those who in different languages like French English German and it started selling L. Inc very very well and the other thing that happened was car narrowed the Ghabra Carnival which was restarted in the sixties this and it is typical for being a carnival a with a lot of political humor and satire the people running the Carnival and later the museum were experts at walking up to the line without crossing it when we speak of political satire do not imagine that the general secretary of the of the part to being saturated it was very clear to what level of satire can reach so satire was an instrument in the hands of good communists to fight. Dole's who abused power but to certain level so talk to maybe your local exactly exactly 'cause very clear you're aware to set our can reach as to the governor will joke. They're not political they deal with the economy with them and tolliday of the of the local people combining the two or maybe more realistically using the Gabar Vo Jokes as a Trojan horse to present more political satire was what led some entrepreneurial Gab ravines to open the museum typical will style day didn't Butte a new building Aberdeen refurbished old leather factory so the building we are in name is a former ladder factory for secrets cheaper second it could go slightly notice because you don't need the same kind of permissions nations to build and to refurbish and if you wanted your out of the mainstream project to succeed in Communist Bulgaria asking for permission was not the way to go. The museum started to put on. BNL's festivals held every two years which featured invited Western guests. The first was in nineteen seventy three. They immediately started with the bi-annual. The first edition was dedicated to Kerr tools and small satirical sculpture. It was international and they brought in the jury amazing amazing names like amazing petunias international out so how could how could that exist well. If you ooh think of that time most Tunis in the Western World would be critical. They'll be leftist so they'll be very welcome in Bulgaria and that indeed the gathering place for people from East and West but there was a problem with that first biannial the jury selected for first prize a cartoonist from Turkey Berkey a country on the other side of the Iron Curtain Director. Oh well what we did and they started asking themselves between never asked for permission mission to make that make an international together. All these people are going to be a huge problem. What are we going to do and then he thought okay don't think I can do is go straight to the monster. So the museum's director went straight to the daughter of the general secretary very with Mela Sheesh Cova who would later become Bulgaria's minister of culture. She was she was good enough to listen. She was smart to pursue seve good ideas and support them. So it worked she came she opened the be annual. Antidote went to on well and they never gave award award having more to a cartoonist coming from a country. That's the initial. The museum and the bienial kept growing until communism collapsed in one thousand nine hundred nine nine thousand nine hundred nine. They had more than eighty four in guests artists jewelry coming in for a new and that was massive after eighty nine was the collapse indeed at that time there were more than one hundred people working king house of Humour Mark. Because if you think of all the different departments cinema literature folklore it was big enterprise. We need a lot of events tweets amazing executions when I look at photos from exhibitions from the seventies and eighties. I'm absolutely astonished by exhibition designed. You see it's it's amazing. It's so well done. I don't think anywhere in Belgrade Bulgaria exhibitions were so good. After the collapse the museum staff shrink to a skeleton crew as you can imagine until one thousand nine hundred ninety nine my colleagues would insist that humor is juniper very so that whole human being laugh and humor is omnipresent than Union for so and so on the first fight I short of had to have with the team when I came was to say I'm sorry but humor is not universal. Humor is so culture based. It's totally coacher base. Of course it's safe for into say humor is universal and not go into political humor. It's safer but you don't do your job. Our mission needs to be very very timely to very actual to show things that are happening today from their museum can do that. Who else would be able to do that while it has improved over the past decade in Bulgaria. Media Freedom is declining most of the press has been purchased by the guards and corruption and collusion between in media and politicians is widespread. You know there are issues with freedom of expression in Bulgaria Freedom Media media media ownership and so on so at least a museum should be some sort of outlet the museum addresses the Civic Space in Bulgaria with a new temporary Rachel exhibit called Garden Town. The charming subtitle is where mischief has a happy end motive of town where the different neighborhoods address different issues such as you know graffiti. You're invited to draw or voting over. Dare the place where you go by a yourself and it's accidentally a toilet but also voting rule then we have some guerrilla gardening making bumps of seeds leads and then finally is the park where kids because they usually come in groups. They are invited to sit down and have a discussion and reach a decision to give them some advice about how to have a discussion and also explain how they could reach decision like tossing a coin or consensus. ASSOC- or voting or you know different offices including anarchy. It's really something to see how far the museum has come from starting within the Communist system to reinventing itself to remain relevant in ways that are crucially important to a modern Bulgarian audience. The roofs good mitts that the next stage of reinventing interpreting interpreting humor on the Internet to an audience that lives mostly online hasn't happened just yet the first big challenge. I could think of when I I when I learnt that. The museum is looking for director aching to retire looked at it. I was really impressed and then I told okay. How can you change this place. What can you do about it. And how can you make it really fun when all the funny near is on your phone you know you can just scroll. Oh for hours and you wouldn't stop laughing. So what can museum do about that. Are we supposed to show the same things. No I mean you don't go to museums due to look at something that you see on your phone. Internet certainly has changed humor a lot and this is an exhibition that we've been planning for ages and we're trying to to find the right research team to prepare that means different. Thank fully games. It's really interesting to see how Internet has been changing humor and where are we at now. The way that jokes jokes developed in Gabarevo where people told slightly different versions to each other and in the process carefully distilled the most sharable essence of the joke mirrors. Here's the way that memes are forged in online communities constantly morphing to get more attention. Maybe the best chance we have of interpreting communities. He's on line and off comes from a humor museum. The Gabar Vo Museum of Humor and satire which has already morphed through twenty years of communism and thirty years of democracy accuracy is a good place to start. Just close the door quickly when you let the cat out this has been museum archipelago the you'll find full transcript of this episode along with shouts at Museum Archipelago Dot Com Club archipelago members get access to the bonus podcast feed that sort of like the director's commentary into the main show fund extras like stickers support the show and join club archipelago today today the two dollars Patriot dot com slash museum competitive. Thanks for listening and next time bring a friend..

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Museum Archipelago

11:30 min | 2 years ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm ian elsner pews. Eum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums each episode so he's never longer than fifteen minutes so let's get started. There are many sites on earth that play a role in human spaceflight the mission control building in houston texas where flight engineers communicated with the apollo astronauts on the moon or even the grassy field in south eastern russia where eureka garin landed to end his his mission as the first person in space but hutchinson kansas isn't one of these sites. No spacecraft engineering happened here like in huntsville alabama. Emma no rocket engine testing happened here like in pearling taken mississippi. There's not even a historic exploration related radio telescope here like in parks australia despite this hutchinson a town a forty thousand people is home to the cosmos fear a massive space museum. The cosmos here boasts enormous collection the spacecraft including the largest collection of soviet space hardware anywhere outside russia. How did all of these space are the facts and up in the middle of kansas to find out. I visited hutchinson to talk to causes here curator shannon wetzel. I think some of our brochure say why not us right. The story of the cosmos fear is more or less the right place at the right time. What's all says that the museum museum has had many decades to be in the right place at the right time. Hello my name is shannon wetzel and i am the curators here at the concentrate the cosmos fears. I was a star projector in folding chairs so up at the kansas state fairgrounds in nineteen sixty two by woman named patty carey she was inspired spire by the launch of sputnik and ultimately wanted to set up a space science center in the mid west the volunteers. We have who knew her personally. I did not know her. Personally have pretty not much call her very nice arm-twister. You didn't say no to patty kerry and that planetarium grew to what you say now by the late nineteen seventies his potty carey was making plans to transform the planetarium into the kansas causes fear and discovery center the collection as we know it started in in the late nineteen seventies nasa is looking to a hedge singers unload but looking to get some hardware out there for the public to see and the cosmos fear was beginning its first expansion so we had the space and the connections. That's how we wound up. Collecting eighteen space harbor the cosmos fear was in the right place a big building in the mid west and the right time the late nineteen seventy s the era was a strange time for space exploration. It was after the apollo program but before the space shuttle the smithsonian errands space museum opened in washington dc in nineteen seventy six and and i get the sense of the whole bunch of space artifacts that didn't make the cut for that museum ended up in hutchinson this massoni and nass. I mean they want to get ed stuff stuff artifacts priceless our tracks out for the public to see everywhere and maybe also that's a sign of their success status and they have gotten into the mid west and it's been a priority and we are so grateful to the smithsonian. I don't know if you noticed on our labels. How many of our items on display are from from them and we're just grateful to be. I believe we are the only smithsonian affiliated kansas looking carefully at the collection. You also see another pattern hardware from missions that didn't go exactly as planned. It is heavily damaged mercury boilerplate capsule from the mercury atlas one mission. There's liberty bell seven another mercury capsule. That was the u._s.'s second human spaceflight mission in nineteen sixty one the astronaut survived but the capsule sink into the ocean and wasn't recovered until nineteen ninety nine and then there's the apollo thirteen command module odyssey which was restored and added to the museum in nineteen ninety five live at the end of the apollo thirteen mission. The astronauts were home safe. It was fantastic and then it was viewed more as a failure than success. Apollo thirteen was displayed in france. It wasn't viewed as something that should be around here necessarily and and so yes it was on display in france for awhile and then our guys restored it. I can't imagine any museum turning away the apollo thirteen command module today but but it is the cosmos fears ethos to say yes to an unwanted unrestored artifact even if that artifact is sitting under the water or somewhere in france they see the investment in the recovery and the restoration as well worth the effort to add it to their collection but there's also a bigger point that the museum is making thing with the collection as a whole space exploration is as much about the failures as it is about the successes. I believe that apollo thirteen had come up with contingency plan before it wasn't on the fly and in a way it was testing their contingency plan and it went wonderful. They got home safely. We discuss a lot. I know about how it seems in our culture. There's a fear of failure. We are afraid to fail or if something doesn't work the first time that means that idea should be discarded and i think that that's not what got us to the moon. That's not what made our space program successful so without meaning to. That's kind of become one of our catchphrases around here. Don't want our campers our students to be afraid to fail but the collection it wasn't just made up of american space hardware. The cosmic sphere also boasts the largest collection of soviet space artifacts anywhere outside of russia and this fills in the sizable reasonable gaps of how most other space museum's present the space race the cozma sphere team which included patty carey served obtaining soviet space hardware in in the late nineteen eighty s and early nineteen ninety s again right place at the right time. The soviet union was cobbling. They were looking to get rid of some of their artifacts artifacts. We worked through a broker and we were able to obtain them so they are part of our collection. They are not loaned pieces by the decision to try and collect them. Why why didn't other museums try to in the same way that you did. I think that our early leaders were very visionary in what we could become and recognize that in a sense we were only telling half the story half of the space race coury is colored red and filled with soviet space objects and text about the soviet human spaceflight program and the other half is blue telling the american story. Our gallery is is setup particularly well in the sense that you get a comparison. We split the gallery in a sense where you can see. This is kind of what was going going on the soviet union at the time. This is what the americans were doing. I think that our gallery does a really good job of comparing the two in a linear way so you can say okay during the mercury program and here's the vostok program the effect is striking the causes fear is not a design museum but by putting the artifacts from two different superpowers superpower's close to one another you get an appreciation for the subtle and not so subtle differences in the industrial design compare the design language of the soviet looking at the moon rover on display at the museum with the american mars rovers that americans might be more familiar with and you can see the different ways each program approach the problems of surviving in space even without the color coordination wessels favourite soviet are the fact is the luna sphere a copy of a soccer soccer ball shaped device carried by luna to whose only purpose was to cover its crash landing site on the moon with little pendants embossed with images of the hammer encircle. The soviet sent the luna sphere and it's just a small ball that upon landing it has a small explosive in it and all of these little art gallery calls them cosmic calling cards all of these cosmic calling cards go all over the surface of the moon. What a nice little just such a <hes> a metaphor for the cold war a little stick in the eye wetzel said that it's becoming increasingly difficult to teach younger generations about the political context context of the space race after all. It's been thirty years since the berlin wall fell very difficult to explain. I would even say the cold war is kind of difficult to explain because first of all they didn't live through it. I don't know if you did but i mean i was on the tail end of it. It wasn't isn't black and white there was so much great and i think that's the difficult part especially you've seen. Our gallery is pretty big. A forty five minute tour down there you just barely make it to the shuttle and that's if you're rushing so it's difficult to portray those ideas in a short amount of time to a younger audience no matter what you do do it gets wrapped up nice eight as we change here on earth so too does the way we teach the story of spaceflight what's will give me me an example of the list of items. Humans have left on the moon. A list that includes everything from the propagandistic lewis fear pendants to actual trash left there by the apollo astronauts. I didn't with our campus yesterday. We do a collection sure and i was telling they were appalled. I was like wow the generational it were hauled. What we we trashed.

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"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

Museum Archipelago

10:47 min | 2 years ago

"archipelago" Discussed on Museum Archipelago

"Welcome to museum. Archipelago. I'm Ian Elsner. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So let's get started. Everything is in a constant state of decay in the past human heritage that decayed, slowly enough on stone, valium, bamboo, silk, or paper could be put in the museum still decaying, but at least visible and today, human heritage is rotting on hard drives, the entire internet, everything from social media to Wikipedia is stored on hard drives on an honest computers, waiting for the inevitable, and not too distant day when they will just wear down, and stop working human heritage lost forever to the sands of time. But there is one potentially beneficial loophole to digital heritage as compared to non digital heritage digital files can be copied, they can be copied again, and again, and again perfectly every time the path between past and future for a digital file is too. Hop from one storage to another every few years in an unbroken chain saying, one step ahead of digital decay. Digital copies aren't like Xerox of Xerox, which just become unreadable over time. And best of all, making a digital copy doesn't destroy the original with lack cylinders, there, you can only do it so many times or then the grooves will be inaccurate after playing it. But then within the digital interface because it's so easy to pick up and throw away. That's where it becomes even a higher risk of deterioration and loss within the file. This is Sarah new Ian, the project coordinator of preserve this podcast, a project that proposes solutions to fight against the threats of digital decay for podcasts. She cautions that preserving cultural digitally while having some advantages over other mediums comes with its own set of pitfalls high. So my name is Sarah new, Ian. I am the project coordinator for preserve this podcast along. Inside the two archivists airy kid and Dana, Gerber Margie, and our producer, Molly Schwartz. Currently I am an MLS student at university of Washington. So I get to bring in kind of the current readings of what people are talking about within, preservation, or within file formats. Preserve. This podcast is a tiny and delightfully meta podcast called preserve this podcast, and it is accompanied by an equally delightful Zine detailing what you can do to prevent digital decay. Podcasts are notorious for being DIY people who are independent story makers audio creators, who don't have an institutional backing usually, we kinda see as preserve this podcast as supporting what we call personal digital archiving. So PDA is the acronym for it. We want to make it so that podcasters are able to be Todd Humous and have the agency to control their content outside of the digital decay as we call it. Personal digital archiving is the idea that today individuals who history might call normal people have the opportunity to preserve via digital methods in the past. It was only the rulers or the vastly wealthy, who could take control of their own data. This is the first time in human history that your data have a good chance to be archived. That's why this whole sub program of personal digital preservation has been this movement. And I think it's like once a year twice a year. There is like a PDA conference host various institutions around the US, we're kind of just talks about, like, what are low barrier to entry practices that people can use to archive their own work because in like how real world works when you don't have the luxury of your job, being archiving any sort of digital files because you have to create these things, and make sure that there is a return on investment, artists, and creators, aren't really looking to save their work at the moment in time when you're creating something. It's a disruption to actually have to think about how do I back up and save things because you're on like a, a wave. And you kind of just want to make it make it happen. One of my other part time jobs outside of preserve this podcast is with the dance company, and when you like, just like creating a piece of work, or choreographing, a piece, while you're in the dance studio, you're not also making sure that your file is backed up off this camera off your ipod or iphone, you know, I will admit it here. I'm a hobbyist PDA, or I've systems that automatically log everything I can about my activity and health to custom, spreadsheets, I built, a private server that my phone automatically updates my location to several times a minute, so that I can always knew every museum I've ever visited you can be sure that the file, you're listening to right now will be transcribed and backed up in multiple locations for the Cording to noon. Automatically backing up is only half of what properly archiving actually means automatic backup. And automatic transcriptions are in some ways making it easier to preserve but proper archiving is also about contextualising. So it's not enough to just record podcasts or my locations, as individual entities, I need to contextualized them, too, and that's one of the bigger bottlenecks of archiving is, like, are you contextualising that object that file correctly, so that it's represented in the correct way? So I think that in certain processing like the manual side of it potentially is becoming easier, but the more intellectual side of representation, and identity of thing is becoming more difficult because especially with podcast or almost anything on the internet, YouTube videos, whatever things are being created at a much faster rate. Many, many hours of video are being uploaded to YouTube every second of every day. And each video is analyzed by machines looking for patterns expecting the machines to conceptualize all. Those hours of content is only going to lock in bias sees either Mirroring societies. Or introducing new ones the way that people have perceived, libraries museums and archives is an educational place space. Right. They think that it's all fun fun and interesting in educational versus like having a specific opinionated point of view. The whole point of podcast is that you have a story you, as an individual have this idea of how the world works, and you want to share it. That's what makes it even more important to be able to assign your own descriptive texts to it. So that you ensure that people know what you're trying to say to them. So like in our most recent episode with Caitlin Bailey who does the oldest pro podcast, she talks about, basically, the oldest profession, which is sex work, and like for her to say, you know, specific words within her podcast, it can be misinterpreted completely by Google algorithm. And that's when then her podcasts could potentially be taken down just because the automatic flagging. They'll misinterpreted as she's trying to promote sex work. It strikes me that we are in the middle of a big shift from archiving tools of the past. Now archiving is in control of the individual you instead of being left to a third party like a museum or library, but changes the Valence of collections if everyone can take over their own story, whether any of this data are going to be useful or interesting to the future is beside the point by reducing the role of chance and eliminating the institutional gatekeeper who determines which data in stories are worth preserving anyone. And everyone's data has a chance to inform future history. We put this under the guise of a PD personal digital archive. Right. So it is up to you, if you want to, and you feel the need, and, and the just want to save your own work for the future. It's. Under your responsibility. I kind of that's kind of where we're putting it at. It's kind of, like if you want to share your story, then you will go as far to preserve it versus just handing it off to someone who might preserve it under the wrong context. So I think that it's important to the point where you as a creator believe it's important. And so if we can give you all the tools and a step by step guide to do as necessary. We would love for anyone to be able to do it in the past museums, and libraries, would control who got to be collected the best way, forward might not just be to force these institutions to open up, but also bypass them altogether by making the archiving tools, accessible to all in, in libraries and archives. There is this whole debate about the archives and libraries are not neutral. We're not neutral because there is that idea that, like, yes, we want to give you the options to have access to all different types of materials. Even if it is racist. Or can be hurtful to someone but should we because are we actually neutral in that way? Like, is it going to actually help? Or is it misinformation at that point? So we wanna make sure that within your podcast when you're creating it, you're able to control so that someone doesn't misinterpreted in a way. That's why we want to give the agency to the creator themselves not to put it under the onus of someone else. And if this does take off, which we kind of hope it does that like someone will be able to fund actual server or institution where people will be able to submit it for the long term versus in the generalize in an archive, first steps are just kind of making it in an accessible way. Zena podcast workshops where people can kind of dip into the waters on feel, if it's important to them, and if they want to do it, and then if not, we're totally fine with that to preserve this podcast can be found wherever podcasts are available for now in the final episode new Aeon and the other hosts acknowledged that. Guessing their podcasts into the future depends on the three one redirect and remembering to pay their server bills. The project is funded by a grant from the Andrew w Mellon foundation and is hosted by the metropolitan New York library council. Preserve. This podcast is also travelling to various workshops and conferences, take podcasters producers, and audio archivists through their curriculum of archiving podcasts, you can find a full list of where they're going at preserve this podcast dot org. Museum.

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