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06:35 min | 2 d ago

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"These monuments without taking a moment to educate people about the larger picture of wide. These monuments are offensive to so many people and not simply the things that people are saying in their head, the one liners from history classes, children. Once you start realizing these larger pictures, you start to realize that it isn't justifiable. There's still here in our communities and it it or even if it is justifiable. Telling the whole story, the markers are created using a CNC machine, which the text and creates a convincing looking historical marker members of history is eliminating are quick to point out that the markers are not intended to be confused for an official marker, but they clearly evoke the medium in episode forty, two of Museum archipelago author and historian Freddie, Williams Evans, an activist, Luther Gray describe their efforts to go through more official channels to wreck historical markers in. New. Orleans. Louisiana. Lake. which meant there was plenty of commemoration going on in new. Orleans. But like Richmond, there was almost nothing acknowledged the city's slave trading passed or the powerful backlash against reconstruction. History illuminating approach demonstrates some of the advantages, a bypassing the official channels. They can act quickly to comment on the changing situation on monument. Avenue did the signs in Chronological Order Luminance. Themselves are not in front logic order. It's a little weird but. It works out, we wanted to talk about black history and what was occurring to black people in the city of Richmond concurrently with what was happening as these monuments were raised surrounding the white history. The first fine is dusk of Black Power Donald Jim Crow, and it discusses black men who served in the Virginia General Assembly between eighteen, sixty, nine, and eighteen, ninety and. And Eighteen Ninety was the date? This monument went up and the first act of the eighteen, eighty, nine elected Virginia Senate was to accept the Lee. Monument. Another marker erected by histories eliminating describes John Mitchell junior a business person and editor of the Richmond Planet, which was Richmond's black newspaper at the time and quotes what he wrote on the occasion of the unveiling. Unveiling, the Robert e Lee Statue in Eighteen Ninety, John Mitchell junior wrote on the unveiling of the South reverence for former leader slowed progress in forged heavier change with which to be bound, and he also stated that black men were here to see this monument raised and we'll be here to see it torn down. It's also illuminating to realize that even within the history. History and museum fields going rogue and staying anonymous can be the easiest ways to get something like this done. Trying to move forward in a way that everyone gets a little bit more education and understand the fully picture. It's something that a lot of museum organizations because they are held accountable by donors or grants or things like that often have to tiptoe around. Around, and are not able to come out and say, flatly, and the idea of bringing some other discussions within the community is unsettling too many people even within the historic field. There's also a technological story here. It used to be that only civic institutions could raise the funds to make something like monument, avenue what's so interesting in the city of Richmond is actually just Just like how all of these monuments risen historically, the way that the commission's work is will say, Oh, we need a monument for this person and someone is the monuments commission or someone involved in the city says, yes, that's a great idea. Let's create a commission to that and they'll come together and it's a Lotta. It's not like they don't know what they're. They're doing, but they'll all sit down in a circle and kind of say, yes, just him academic and I work in museums or I work in public history or you gotta they think they know what is right for everybody and then they'll go to Richmond City Council or whoever's Communities City Council and say we need X. amount of dollars for this piece of. Of Public Art in front of this building, and they'll say, yes, just that sounds great, and then they'll go interview a bunch of artists and choose the piece of art. But no point other actually not elected officials at no point. Does the community actually got to stay in the construction of the monument, which is exactly what happened all along. I've today historians, Kengo. Because, the tools of producing directing historical markers are relatively inexpensive. The technology to three D print. A convincing life statue of anyone or anything is right around the corner today. Are Expensive and require huge funding structures to start. But they won't be forever the tools of museum building at every level are poised to become cheaper, and when that happens, it won't just be historians going rogue. If anyone is interested, they can download our Zine completely free on studio to threes. They can if they want to. But it's really not a big deal. We're encouraging people that if you can't afford to donate or just like don't have it in new right now, that's totally fine. We'd much rather instead of donating, you have that really hard conversation with relatives or friends that you've been putting off and about how you think that language, they said that one time made you feel uncomfortable. This episode of Museum archipelago is brought to you. By S- recess an innovative. It APPS development company with smart products like pigeon, a real time intelligence platform then covers the power of way finding for your museum enabling your visitors to maximize their day at your venue. Vizier is can navigate the maze of a museum with ease conduct automated and personalized tours based on interest RSVP for events and get more information about the exhibits in front of them. Bijan is a flexible platform that can be customized to work for your museum, and because the platform takes advantage of low-cost beacon technology, the APP works offline as well. Visit Pigeon Dot Free Dot com slash museum to see how pigeon can help your museum. 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.

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"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..

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Museum Archipelago

16:51 min | 2 months ago

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"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. 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07:38 min | 4 months ago

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"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

11:29 min | 11 months ago

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"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

13:33 min | 1 year ago

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"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. We're going to start today's episode with a thought experiment. Think of a museum, the first museum, you think what does it look like hold that thought now think of theme park. How different do they look from each other. My guess is pretty different. But the Kennedy Space Center visitor complex in Cape Canaveral. Florida has aspects of both on the one hand it's a museum galleries, featuring spacecraft historic launch pads and the complete Saturn five rocket laid out in an enormous room. But on the other hand, it's a themed attraction, a destination featuring ride like simulators fiend concession stands, and the new space, shuttle Atlantis experience. It's as if the complex only a short drive away from Orlando Florida is competing for visitors against one of the Globes, most effective themed attractions, Walt DisneyWorld as it. Turns out not everyone mentally separates museums, and the parks. So discreetly avenue view about the relationship between entertainment and education. This is Tom Owen, a vice president of PGA, destinations who worked on that. New space, shuttle, Atlantis experience at Kennedy Space Center. Oh, my name is Tom Owen. I'm a vice president with PJ destinations. My background is in theaters scenery and lighting design provider. And so I've been able to incorporate that the ethical thinking into my work with museums, and zoos and aquariums and theme parks early the entire time. I've been here. So that's that's been a lot of fun. It's not surprising that someone who works in both museums and theme parks, would see similarities between the two but I am surprised that Owen doesn't see the world divided between education and entertainment. I think that entertainment is a great way to educate people if it was just the dry, fax, people would get bored and leave. You know. So entertainment doesn't. Finnish education. In fact, I think it, it often times makes it more effective. We believe that you can actually learn quite a few things from theme parks and themed attractions if you can appeal to emotions or connect people with people, there's opportunity for learning in all types of attractions. This is Diane Lochner, who is also vice president at PG, and she also worked on the space, shuttle, Atlantis experience. Hello, my name's Diane. Lochner I'm a vice president at PJ, V destinations PJ, be works on designing destinations and attractions where people spend their leisure time. My background is actually an architecture. I'm a registered architect. And so might intrigue is the understanding of the built environment, but how that impacts visitors as they're working their way through attractions and museums and the space shuttle, Atlantis experience can be described as both a themed attraction. And as a museum the exhibit. Which opened in twenty thirteen features one of the three remaining shuttle orbiters, the white part of the US, spatial system that looks like a giant glider Lochner, and the rest of the design team use principles of famed attraction design to introduce visitors to the orbiter. So we made some conscious decisions about how to introduce people to the shuttle itself. It's a it's a very scripted linear experience prior to witnessing the shuttle, and that was intentional because we needed to emotionally prepare the visitors to accept the information that they were going to learn about the shuttle, and so before anybody actually sees the shuttle itself. There is a short pre show film that gave a little bit of information, mostly about the, the people that were involved in designing the shuttle, it's not heavy it's, it's not deep. It's not long. And then they move into another theater, that is got a very inspirational film again, about the shuttle, and the launch. On some of the sequence of the process of the shuttle, and then, and then finally, at the end of that film, the shuttle is reveal very dramatically this type of time control with required. Film reminds me of a more, recent example, George Washington's headquarters tent displayed at the museum of the American revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This tent is presented in its own feeder, with screens and projections. If the tent with simply set up in the gallery, without the focused attention, people would just walk right past it. But by making large production out of it with lights screens and sounds, the effect is a viscerally memorable experience. Now back to the spatial Lantis, the image on the screen actually sort of aligns with the space shuttle, beyond at the end of the film, the screen actually lifts up and the visitors are presented nose to nose. So to speak with space shuttle, Atlantis. It's really been an interesting thing to watch. Visitors by and cry as that screen lifts up and reveals the shuttle, we created that really important preparation so that people were ready to receive the information in sort of start to learn and start their experience at spatial Atlanta's after the screen dramatically lifts up revealing the orbiter visits pass through a hallway, the screen used to be, and enter the Atlantis display after which they are free to wander through the entire gallery. The main idea of the gallery is that the US spatial system with an innovative program designed to use spacecraft so that the frequency of going to space, could increase an astronaut's could get more work done in space. The main takeaway, about the space shuttle, Atlantis attraction was the idea that the individual orbiters the, the thing that looks like the airplane, that everybody thinks of as the shuttle was part of a system, and that whole purpose of that whole shuttle program was working in space. And so we depicted Atlantis. As a workhorse. In fact, the way that we chose to, to display, it was banked at a dramatic banking, and with the payload bay doors, open, telescopic, arm, deployed just as it would have been at the moment that it was selling away from the international space station. So that, that message of, of Atlantis at work was a powerful image that we wanted to in ingrained in the minds of people every exhibit that was designed had to be approved by Nastase stem education team. So there was a again, a very strong interest that people learn and, and that, but also that the project would inspire the next generation of space exploration, that the project wasn't designed for people that are already space enthusiasts are already knew a lot about space. It was really designed, for the most part for people that we wanted to inspire, so that they would become space enthusiasts and maybe take an interest in stem or maybe even take an interest in. Career in the space program. So here's that middle part of the ven diagram the intersection of themed attraction and museum, the shuttle, Atlantis experience is educational, and it deals with a set of historical events, but heavily relies on some of the principles of themed attraction design to get the point across fundamentally, I see themed attractions as engineer the to create a specific emotional response in visitors and through that they offering a scape from the real world. They are chance for us to enter a fictional world, frontier land on the old west themed land in the magic kingdom at DisneyWorld never actually existed. But the clever trick is to make it feel like a lift in space that has its own history while I'm in a fictional world. Even the smallest thing that reminds me of the real world takes me out of the Aleutian and hilariously sometimes a theme park will even go so far as to put fake historical markers, and even museums that describe. People and events that never happened. But nevertheless, led to what the environment looks like today, but when I'm learning about the real world. I'm not sure the same strategies always apply. The real world is messy and the study of history, for example, is not amusing in episode seventeen of museum archipelago. I covered the spectacular failure of a Disney theme park concept called Disney's America in the early nineties, Disney's misguided idea would have put a park, showcasing, quote, the sweep of American history, including the institution of slavery. And the civil war within the fun, fem- park environment just outside Washington. DC Cortlandt Milroy writing in a series of Washington Post editorial about the then plan, Disney's America around nineteen Ninety-three brought out the inherent contradiction of the project. Merging fund out with a view into American history. He writes against the backdrop of continuing distortion of African American history. Which includes awful, textbooks and self-induced 'em. Nesia about the legacy of slavery, a slave exhibit by Disney doesn't even sound right by contrast, the US space program happens to be an example of a much less problematic history that as a result, works displayed in the themed attraction setting and one on US government property, not at DisneyWorld being shuttle astronaut was extremely risky of the five shuttle orbiters that have gone into space, only three of them are still around to display in museums. But nobody became a shuttle astronaut by accident and since the failed Disney's America concept, the big parks, have stayed out of attractions, based on real life histories, or at least relatively recent real life histories, instead, they have blurred the lines between various destination types by switching modes both Owen and Lochner, seal world where competition for visitors leads museums to focus more on creating that specific emotional response. You. Find in famed attractions. Museums are beginning to investigate other attractions relative to relative to continuing to capture more visitors certainly the ones that were talking to in the most recent projects, they are really beginning to understand that they might have to do some things that are a little more out of their norm relative to, to appealing to visitors because they still wanna make sure that obviously, they are achieving their goals, relative educational standards and things like that, but, but certainly the competition for time has really increased. So I think I think in general museums are starting to think about different ways of, of curing the experience for individuals in really beginning to connect to, to visitors emotions in, in different ways. Even though the, the objective of busy of may not be for providers to come in and learn something or at least not. To, to be able to go down a list of facts that they learned about a certain topic, which, you know, somebody might say his is their objective. I think people learn things going to parks. For example, if a if a kid is at a certain age, where they're they've been fearful of roller coasters, but they did they get brave, and they decide to, to get on a roller coaster. They're learning something important important about themselves. And the fact that they're put into a an experienced, it's really special and over the top, and different from their everyday experience, it inspires them at an opens up their, their world of thinking when thinking about museums as a medium. It's useful to look at theme parks to he parks and themed attractions are an incredibly young medium. And I if wonderful look back at the recent big immersive theme park experiences like the Wisden world of Harry Potter and the new galaxies edge Star Wars land and see a golden age of themed attractions, like the golden. Ages of film, gone by what role museums plan all this remains to be seen, but it all comes down to what people think of when they hear the word museum at the beginning of this episode what did you think of museums will continue to resist categorization? But I wonder if the trend for the largest, most visited and best funded museums of the world will continue to be towards themed, attractions, the carefully choreographed visitor experience at the space shuttle, Atlantis might make its way to history, museums. And when that happens, you'll hear about it on museum archipelago. Club archipelago members get access to a bonus podcast feed this week, on club archipelago, a collection of thoughts about the role of trust between people sponsoring exhibits who are emotionally close to the topics and outside contractors who do the nuts and bolts. Join today at patriotair dot com slash museum. Archipelago. This has been museum are Pelivan. 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Museum Archipelago

09:58 min | 1 year ago

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"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 museums on the Australian island of Tasmania are a microcosm of museums all around the world. They struggle with properly interpreting their colonial past the exclusion of first peoples from telling their own stories in major museums, and having a large privately owned art museum reshape small town, this month on museum archipelago. We're taking you to Tasmania over the course of three episodes were conducting a survey of museums on the island and exploring how each of them relates to the wider landscape of museums today, we visit the museum of old, and new art in Hobart Tasmania, Australia. It's known as Muna and it's by far the largest museum in Tasmania now the only by square footage. It's in fact, the largest privately owned art museum in the southern hemisphere, but also by its influence on your often on ABC radio Hobart and across Tasmania, we'll hosting an international podcast about. Museums. Would you spend your precious travel dollas to record? That's Helen shield, host of terrestrial broadcast radio program in Tasmania is one obvious enters. She's a Hobart local and she interviewed me about this series. Listen to how she describes the way that Mona shapes the island eight it wouldn't be a trip to Tasmania these days without stopping on one particular museum, which is single handedly changed tourism. And prominent international reputation of his island stopping at Marna Mona often called the museum of Saxon death opened in buried Dale a suburb of Hobart in twenty eleven the building on the Norris. Bunker out on the peninsula. Overlooking a river, sneaks up on you, as you approach once you're inside through a rather small, entrance that whisks you on the ground. The architecture is designed to make you feel lost. There are no signs or directions. So you have to choose your own route the maze, like paths split in two with no indication of which way you should take. Other than which one might seem more attractive to you, tunnels and stairs. Which won't always move you up or down by one story are another an escape from the disorienting experience. Instead, they might lead you to a tight claustrophobic chamber a lovely cafe. Overlooking the water or another massive previously undiscovered subterranean open space. I don't think people expected it to have such an impact. It's kind of a lair their villainous. This is being co Blackhall a Hobart based musician, whose watched Mona reshape the creative community and the art landscape of the island. My name is Shanghai black. Oh, I live in Tasmania. I'm twenty seven and I'm a musician among other things. The museum is the product of Tasmanian millionaire and art. Collector David Walsh Walsh made his fortune by gambling. And Blackhall says that he is a much talked about figure in Hobart. He he'd be an interesting guests. Jintai boo. Who's quite unusual in his manner, and he'd fight. He's money through gambling, and who's good with numbers in his introduction to one of Mona's past exhibits Walsh, recalled spending, a lot of time in Hobart, smu's Zia, GMs as a teenager. And apparently he's to get dropped off by his parents in town at the museums and Easter just walk around the day as a kid, and then become up again at the not on come home. 'cause navy was annoying them or whatever at home as a kid with a name like the museum of old, and new art Mona could pretty much include any type of art, but looking at the collection, it's clear that David Walsh has a fascination with sex, and death and bets that the rest of us do too, and it turns out, he's right. Social animals like us love thinking about fucking and dying and excretion and wrought Walsh, himself calls. Mona a subversive adult Disneyland. There's the holy virgin. Mary, a painting created and part with elevate. Int- deng. There's on the road to heaven, the highway to hell in which the remains of a suicide bomber cast in dark chocolate, there dead horses, and rotting festering wounds with swarming bugs encased in acrylic, there's audio animatronic skeletons fucking, there's a digestive machine that turns food into feces and stinks up an entire gallery, the art tries to punch you in the gut, and mostly succeeds in part because there aren't any descriptive. Plaques telling you what's important about the art or how to feel about it. I say I'd never seen anything like it really something. And these from someone who worked scene, and spent his free time exploring mediums, so often we are in neom. World were very stressed out by the labeling. We spend hours and hours thinking about what the labels and placard look like next to a piece of armour. And so it was really refreshing Winston understanding, no labels at all. He normally. Clinical music copulating and they're enjoying it. Always removing feeling from the equation like go objectively this is this. But moving on your only guide to the museum is it's inhouse app called the oh, the oh, will provide some interpretation of the art, but that interpretation is hidden away in a little tab, called art wink, which has the icon of a penis. It's delightful to see art off the pedestal. But Blackhall says that that levity might also make it easier for the artists. I think it's a very uncomfortable thing to be asked to explain please explain know as pulling Hansen says, and it's like, oh. How do I say this stuff without being twit gets almost like they've made the unconventional the everyday, you know? And sometimes you wonder around there and they'll be people in smokes getting about. And you might y you know, these these odd smokes. I'm not sure you know what's happening. But it so it's like now it's a pot of your every day, do you think for Tasmanians that there's a certain amount of pride that it's here? Definitely, I think people have welcomed with open arms almost, and the way people talk about you here. You know, wherever you are the art minor. Yup up. Very good. You know, lacking kind of very gruff way. But like all. Yep. Very good going to go down to the bone fire with the kids, you know. And it's good. Mona has also been well received by art critics and by tourists visiting from outside Tasmania as a new destination on the global art tourism circuit. There's no doubt that the museum has changed Hobart a city of a quarter of a million people. I feel like it. Partly began with minor this. You know, Sarah NHS is tourism like feel like where in the I you know, that it's, it's watching us the world is going that Lyon there and it really in the last year. Oh, two, you can feel the new foot traffic you can really feel it and it's a little bit at I don't know if actually quite got the infrastructure for the amount that we of tourists that we now have luckily, moaner, I think, took responsibility for itself. But yeah, you can definitely feel the on the, you know, we have cruise ships, not coming in and out sometimes their cruise ship traffic jams, whether I have to white and the by for the other one to leave before they come in, and yet, it's changed rapidly in a very short space of time, quite shocking, even with the crowds of people visiting it's hard. Not to feel alone in the space as if you're the only one experiencing the art, the museum also hosts solstice festivals, which I'm told transformed the town with musical performances and large public art. Installations, eight slang having access to the blow like it feels that you've you've got an, you have an insight into this world that you would have never been apart of had you lived somewhere else. My lasting impression is that Mona is a monument to a kind of joyful secularism in the world where monuments don't feel particularly secular or joyful, the feeling of visiting is a little like launching confetti Popper in the serious place of worship and getting away with it. It is in short life, affirming. A very special thanks to the newest members of club archipelago, Sean Blinn, Blair Chisholm, Victoria, capacity. And Alex, join them to support the show and get access to special bonus features like longer versions of some of my interviews. My take on the museum industry, an inside a tours of museums all around the world all with the same humor and quality you've come to expect from us. Eum archipelago. Join today for two dollars a month on patriot dot com slash museum archipelago and get museum archipelago logo stickers mailed straight to your door. That's patriot dot com slash museum archipelago to join club archipelago. 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Museum Archipelago

05:22 min | 1 year ago

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"Only open for prearranged tours consisting most. The of school kids and the occasional podcast or even the ownership of the museum has been contentious up until recently, the Devonport city council rescinded the lease from the six rivers, aboriginal corporation in two thousand fourteen and did not hand back the keys until twenty fifteen Sammy Howard, fellow board member of the six rivers, aboriginal corporation, explains that the museum has been hampered by red tape every step of the way to our which fees drawn those Nonni a the only museum caving, pice in stri, figurative stike funded on today's of what she added governments set us up to file. You don't give didn't give us the training and the things that way knighted on starting to sink it would become a collection of who jumps because every time we get through one hope there's another one put in front of us. The white governments have got to be silliness with phone. Welcome a money issue don't working when you're trying. To deal with these things people want what they told could talk about. Matings of may was return on investment. And it's a difficult spice when you when you talking about sharing culture and having applies to your community bay is plice means a lot to families in this area. But both Howard and golf are optimists about the future of tiara the corporation hopes to bring some, high tech exhibits like touchscreens into the museum and build the resources to maintain opening hours with staff and guides from the community all will centering their own story, a number of factors contribute to their optimism. The museum can now apply for specific funding sources from other Tasmanians there's an increased interest in understanding the land in its people, and the greater understanding of British colonization of the island, we sort of feeling that this is a year where we'll get the spice opened again over just bring school gross right now with this business plan, what we're doing is to get out to spend some, some of this money and upgrade some of the interpreted here and put ourselves and ask stories into this spice. This is really important. It could be an option of having a self God into with they walking around, and as they come to different sections, getting told the stores wanted to tell, but everything costs money, and it's not just upgrading the museum all over Australia and indeed all over the world, the practices of welcome to country and acknowledgement of country are slowly becoming more common as a way to open the vents school, assemblies, and conferences is a difference as an acknowledgment to country and I can be done by anyone is to acknowledge the land and the traditional papal land. And that can be anyone in it should be done by people to site where you do a speech form. Former function is firstly decided after knowledge, the traditional this land. If United nine of is to mention the nine of them into college the land, we made on his is they land in Besser, thinks a welcome to country be done by someone who's from that country. It's basically welcoming balloon to. Up land and for people to understand why affiliates repulsive and opaque guitar stand to beat about who we are what land, they're on. And, and Linda hitt about the traditional papal custodianship, rather than undershoot, Gough, describes visiting native American nations in the US state of Zona and realizing that the challenges that members of first nations face all around the world, including developing museums, that simultaneously served their own people and the wider public are similar, and so are some of the solutions, dude. Wave they're doing that war on, I consider my friends and Harrison. Mc knowledge minutes coming up around universities with I see it at seven, that's, that's a great feat when we're doing things here. I'm getting things in support from my friends will have been gone through similar things conversation on their loss weight, which was around knowledge moments that people not what? We do is always, I would comment on that. And then pay backwards and forwards. 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Museum Archipelago

02:19 min | 1 year ago

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"Colonized or pressed one of. The first things that's targeted is, is arts and culture in artists works. You've been either destroyed or a commodified, or appropriated and these are the same things that we see within Newseum 's at we see within the realm of what exotic -ceptable within our culture. I want us to continuously strive to create opportunities to speak up against the restrictions or the barriers that have been placed on people of color within arts and culture. My work really out of you look at all the things that I've been doing falls under two, you know, two parts is, it's really just looking at ways to support people of color to increase our visibility to facilitate our employment and get us more entrenched in the creative economy. And also on the other part call out in challenge. Ange and address, you know they barriers and, and, and the, you know, hierarchies and, you know, issues that relate to specifically, you know, racism and lack of opportunity in the field for people of color. And so that's what I'm continuously doing is just working on ways to shift, this field and move it into where we can see much more equity, much more diversity much more Harrity, as well in the field is incredibly important to me. This has been museum or Pelayo. You'll find a full transcript of this episode along with show notes at museum, archipelago dot com. Club, archipelago members get access to bonus podcast feed that sort of like the director's commentary to the main show and fun, extras, like stickers, support the show and join club archipelago today for two dollars at patriot dot com slash museum. Archipelago thanks for listening and next time. Bring a friend.

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Museum Archipelago

07:25 min | 1 year ago

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"That that is true of secular museums, too. That's why we're all fighting over who's going to buy for several million dollars. The best specimen of T, Rex and so on, because we all know dinosaurs cell. But at the same time, given the counter narrative being told at these museums about dinosaurs and humans living together. Yes, I did feel some discomfort to why build a museum Garcia argues that there are three significant and interrelated reasons. The first museums are seen as credible. Museums really have a long. History in the US ads places of scientific research and public education in the twentieth, century. They were sometimes referred to as cathedrals of science this idea that they were buildings where we set for, you know, the best of human knowledge, and human endeavor, and everything that, that the collective knowledge of our species was placed in these, these buildings for everyone to see and to learn from so simply by attaching that phrase that word museum it just automatically gives what's inside the building a sheen in Fred ability, that otherwise wouldn't have if it were called a theme park or a bible center or something like that. The second reason also relates to the focus on dinosaurs. Museums are more entertaining than school, bible study, or bible school. It's kind of entertaining that a lot of teachers. Are going to like a lot of parents and teachers, they want an educational experience for kids. And so a lot of parents who might not want to spend the money to take kids to what they feel. It is kind of a frivolous day. The theme park can get behind the idea of taking them to a museum where they're going to be learning about science, and they're going to be learning wholesome things, and kind of bettering themselves now going along with that. The entertainment value is a decent amount of money. At least that's the time that I was writing my thesis. I know that evangelical were the primary audience for a market of about four billion dollars a year in the religious entertainment industry. The final reason going directly to the people number three. I think honestly might even be the most important of them, which is that a museum let's creationist speak directly to the people in. Unfiltered and kind of unchallenged way. And I think this is a large part of a larger movement away from what creationist had been doing, which was bringing these challenges in the court system. They in the sixties. Seventies eighties had suffered a string of kind of stinging defeats the court when things go right? A legal proceeding designed to get to the truth, and part of getting to the truth is subjecting, subjecting assertions to rigorous cross-examination and you have someone sitting up there, the judge who makes rulings about what is a good argument and what's not, and can keep certain evidence out and can rule on who qualifies as an expert. And those were things that weren't going well for. Creationist you know, after they lost a number of these cases, they started moving more toward this museum model. And I think that is because there is no cross examination in a museum in fact, there is no opposite point of view. If you don't want to give it, there's no requirement that you describe, how other people see evidence or that you respond to criticisms of the way that you are presenting your point of view, being able to go directly to your audience without a middleman is one of the main ways the media landscape more broadly has changed. There's now more space for viewpoints that used to be far outside the mainstream to directly attract their own audience, and it doesn't have to be on the level of a single institution. Either Garcia talks about guides to scientifically informed museums zoos and aquariums for sale in the creation, museum's gift shop. Meant to be used at these other institutions for alternative Biblically, correct interpretations of their displays. I know that in addition to those printouts that you can purchase through enters in Genesis in other sources. There are also some organizations that provide these tours such as a group called Biblically correct tours that does tours of natural history, museums. And my understanding of how these were is that essentially, it's an offshoot of this idea of the two model approach, which is the idea that evolution and creationism are two competing philosophies, and that they essentially look at the same evidence, but they just draw different conclusions. And so, by having a sort of Biblically, correct tour of the museum dis organizations, explain how creationism is not opposed to SCI this in their view. You because they know that Americans for the most part like science, nobody wants to be anti science. So if anybody disagrees about things like climate change, or Evelyn, h-, usually, the way that it is phrase is not. Well, I don't like science and I just reject science. It's more. Well, I take a different view of the science and, you know, there are two sides to the story and I follow this interpretation, and so on. It's not just that museum goers, like science Garcia points out that audiences tend to trust information more if it's presented in a high tech style. In her conclusion, there see a rights that it seems probable that in the years to come. We will see the construction of more museums, most likely in the high tech style of the answers in Genesis creation museum, which has proven to be quite lucrative now. It's easier for people through media like Twitter and through buildings like their own. Creation, museums to kind of claim the same sort of authority and have an impact that they otherwise might not have, you know, in the past, where they wouldn't they wouldn't have had that ability to get their message out this has been museum archipelago. You can find show notes and a full transcript of this episode at museum, archipelago dot com. If you liked this episode you can support the show and get some fun benefits like logo stickers and the bonus podcast feed by joining club archipelago on patriarch special, thanks to club, archipelagos, newest member and host of the excellent museums in strange places podcast. Hannah half man. Thanks for listening and next time. Bring a friend.

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Museum Archipelago

13:45 min | 1 year ago

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"Welcome to museum archipelago. I'm there. Museum archipelago guides you through the rocky landscape of museums. Each episode is never longer than fifteen minutes. So let's get started sons out the in order to launch museum. It's a long way too expensive process. Who knew this is Joe Galliano, one of the co founders of the queer Britain museum. Heller, Joe Kelley on on the co founder and CEO of quit Britain, the national LGBT key, plus museum of the UK Galliani came up with the idea for a national LGBTQ, plus museum in two thousand seventeen during the fiftieth anniversary of the partial decriminalization of homosexual acts in the UK an anniversary commemorated by cultural heritage institutions across the country. I felt slightly conflicted is none of us, ry was thrones man. None of us route was focused around criminality victim host some sort of Fe familiar, tropes, that we got rolled out. And we start talking about when we saw. Okay. Man lost via missile site itself. Harry tradition where we will we live in a world thankfully, whether it's a rich a wildly diverse says sexualities and gender identities on the left me slightly sad, and also the fact that it was very much hug him on a verse rate of annoyed didn't want did white another fifty years before it was FANG major happening again mobile spatial, we built something momentum of being gathered around that anniversary and that it didn't just fizzled away lost value. The emphasis on the anniversary of legislation could have come from the context of a long history of formal legal repression of male homosexuality in the UK going all the way back to the buggery act of fifteen thirty three. So we had the buggery act, which was introduced on the ice. On behalf of the ice, which was very much around male sexuality, mile same sex attraction police, invest and this'll kind of tight on the books in various fools until onto sixty seven Radi wedding was partially that was that was partially from allies Asian partially from allies, Asian the age of consent was set twenty one where was sixteen for everybody else that points as well prosecutions, absolutely rocketed. So as soon as that in some allowance for people who behave naturally, it was it becomes a big estate, be people with two legislation only focused on male homosexuality, which is, of course, telling it's interesting that those laws were always about men, women would same sex, desire or less rendered invisible in public life of the law. I think there's also if we're talking about muscle of legislation, I think there has been a. Prejudice, which is actually a lot of bounce patriarchy about mayo views of sexuality, and service to who has an active sexuality who has a passive sexuality, and thanks through a lot of portion of history women's sexuality was seen as inservice to male sexuality. And so what would you legislate against them, though? So some stories that when some of the late bills roles to quit Victoria, that they were too embarrassed to actually talk about as being as or anything like that how much truth there is, of course, the focus of queer Britain won't be legislation. But as Galliano's says the laws previously on the books and the increasing number of violent, homophobic, transphobic, attacks in the today have distorted, the country's understanding of itself, and tie directly into the mission of the museum. We've talked about a central. Hubs of be visible globally and within the mainstream will give a message that here is a here's a catalytic space. The will collect stories of his, his, his way of helping grasp on the standing of itself by giving quiz stories that route full place. So got means rice in place books within the culture and also a rightful place place can be there. The word queer has a complicated history. It was synonymous with strange or weird, and was a common slur from that LGBT people activists in the nineteen eighties. We the word and used it as an umbrella term for wide range of sexual orientations and gender identities today, queers and increasingly popular way to identify within the community, but as historical traumas persist, and as the word can still be found in hostile environments. It's important to note that not everyone's in agreement Gagliano, and the queer Britain museum, use the term. I'm as proud self identifier. And as an intentional move away from using the word gay and male homosexuality in general as standing for all identities. The plan is for queer Britain to have a physical space in London opening sometime in the next few years. Although the U K is full of museums. Some of which have queer artifacts and queer stories Gagliano is conscious of how backsliding can happen in legislation and culture, the laws and norms of today, can't guarantee that the future will look the same institutions like museums are part of maintaining today's momentum and can give people who have had their stories told by others a chance to narrate their own history. It was fun. It was fun movements within the museum communities mouth to quit. Spice has made sure of they all kind of announcement stories and say, how can we them three the main, the main of collections Ave, the yet note some places have got further than others? Some obdurate anything. But, but that's really, really good. What are some of the web site, volunteer life, down vote have via night Hughes convincing really good. Museums, LGBT, museums who is as a great, volunteer activists. I think possible fair is the multiple movement forward. Who's being the relies on activists curator's really excited volunteers in it. It doesn't take too many people to leave sites. Elza move somewhere else in the now that's loss. The other thing I think's really Paul is the, the such of Richard. Wildly diverse Sattar stories to tell that those museums never going to be able to tell those stories whereas what we have the ability to do is to create a catalytic, but what we call stories in. We can keep telling different stories which and change the exhibitions will and that'll DT he people convenient control of stories, as well. Whereas actor history, so often, it's been all the people who've told us stories and Galliano is acutely aware that stories are being lost every day about end as well. We also have a digital filled aural history project, which recalling, especially announced about making sure that we, we've got the story of people who with us now he can add into the archives become Paul that. That. H important really that we gather the story is now. Well, well, people can actually talk to us. So that's a really strong focus of the moment. Now in south of understanding where we're going to be headed with the archives. Always is this. We are designing a national survey of museums around the country today. This is the national archives. What we readings through this kind of a proper sentences. What is the nation's HOGAN material that we would think over's LGBT focused so that will mean then the it'll stairs? Where important gaps had we fill gaps. And that's gonna concave is a census wet. See what foes collecting activity when the museum is still an idea what the word museum means is still flexible, in addition to educational exhibits about queer history and culture. The proposed museum is also a place for people to upload their own stories and the whole project serves as an antidote to the psychological damage of transphobic and homophobic, attacks and depression. But museum interesting words net because it comes also. Pitch. And actually, we're talking about something very much broader than just a museum in official sense. They and currently show what a culture values and every good way of being able to understand where we all now on the somehow we go there, and then take them standard and use them to imagine a best of all possible futures new barrels questions who always haven't we get tweeted? We want to be retired should be different every time you come to new van when, when the physical space itself opened water will be looking at a series of Skype characters an awe rolling series of gastritis so that each each Tommy, bring somebody in like you know, what is the story that you need to tell what is the story that hasn't been told material that fit unexplored in other museums archives where able to shine a light phone. Sometimes it'll be about the abstract condition won't that position is going to be bringing line around the block. We can conditions of turning community stories that have been told, for example. So it could be everything from an I'm talking off the top of my head. Right. That's my, but that could be everything from what is Ellen Jones stage, costumes through to what is the quick Bangladeshi experience of bumming in the nineteen fifties, creating a new museum is no small task. But Galliano is ready for the challenge as he goes through the processes collecting and fundraising. He's also focused on building partnerships, his route to creating a robust institution begins with acknowledging that is a bigger project than just one person or one identity many challenges. If you want to look, they're all fascinating and exciting to step up to how do you carry the responsibility to make sure that something that there's such a, an needful? I'm such a desire. Sunny within the LGBT plus communities. How do you carry the weight of the responsibility of having said that you're going to do this, and making sure that you've delivered for those people, you know, or want to create an organization? But if I sat away from it, and the, we've got the right you know, the, there's another person that will be able to take over them, mantle. And so the, the organization isn't about one person but we've created a robust organization that will be able to deliver fabulously. It's my exciting thing I've ever worked till because it's the thing on most. I've never I've never worked for something. I feel so passionately is is important. I've never picked off a project which is. Brilliantly challenging, is this in it scale in the Skype in the scope of all the different stakeholders, the, we need to make sure sort of role close and doing the right things, and, and that we also keep a laser focus on the strategy to make sure that. This episode of museum archipelago is brought to you by the museum studies graduate program at the Corcoran, school of the arts and design at the George Washington University with a graduate degree in museum studies. You'll be quipped to respond to the evolving museum profession by engaging in hands on training in the heart of the nation's museum capital established in nineteen seventy six the program combines academic excellence with access to some of the most celebrated institutions in the world. 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Museum Archipelago

09:38 min | 1 year ago

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"Record keeping it's full of so many of these great examples. So folks, who were sort of thinking in multiple direct one time, and how we do things like accumulate data and then build stores around them and the co founders of the project, purposely structured the initiative to mirror, the energy and collective commitments of the colored conventions themselves. When of the first things that struck me when I visited the project website was the terms of use for the projects data. The data are freely accessible, but when you go to download the site ask you to commit to the following principles. I honor CCP's commitment to the use of data humanizes and acknowledges, the black people who. Collected organizational histories are assembled here, although the subjects of databases are often reduced to abstract data points. I will contextualized a narrate the condition of the people who appear as data and to name them when possible as forming explains principles like these reflect the wholeness of black communities, and is an example of one of the ways that the project intentionally and in practice continues. The principles of the colored convention movement itself to respect, not just collect whenever possible way try to intervene in the ways in which black people are represented in academic. They says in ways that do honor to the ways in which the delegates and the conventions were intervening about the ways in which black people and communities were represented in the larger press in the law, and in the exclusionary politics, which tried to erase them. Big data. Seth tend to call things items, right? Black people showed up on ledgers as items, we have a whole history of being turned into objects and objects. And our language that are very common are the nomenclature in libraries, than in museums in the ways, in which we talk about the things that we curate, and so we wanted at all moments testify, and witnessed to the humanity and the narratives of named people whose histories have been disregard and who can be turned to quickly into data sets in ways that are extraordinarily uncomfortable considering the history of objectification and ownership that is the legacy of black people's existence in these United States over more than four hundred years that I think. What we're trying to make sure does not happen that people come to the use of data which is collected in a group of people who wants to respect not just collect though work of people who came before us and largely made our existence in our study possible. And we wanna do that in ways that always is human izing to them. And to us in those burger points out part of the project's purpose is to change the overall narrative of the most often told version of black American history in the nineteenth century, very rushed out a detailed notion of abolitionist in this country. Don't understand actually, the John had abolitionist American, nor do we that understand the way that after working activism, shape contemporary, quote unquote, American lotion of civil right? Of who gets to vote. And why of who gets? He and in a German, racial imbalance allow one soared to dominate movie ability to actually see what happens and they're holding move. He understand what happened. And it also than these this, I think, to create a kind of some of the churn history, American progress than American this neutrality. The co host racial such etcetera that truth allies were much more interested in what I can Americans miss saying about African Americans more involved in creating this movement. And that's one of the reasons that the under study of the convention movement, is a particularly agree GIS Desra member ans- because the movement speaks to the continuous targeting of communities of color in. In this country that has gone on more or less uninterrupted and documents, much longer history of organized protests and formal petitioning for fair and equal treatment of those communities. The C C P is also studying the social network of the convention goers. When you list out who attended which conference you begin to see patterns, not only of prolific delegates, but also the infrastructure around the conventions. The project has even organized records like reviews of boarding, houses, the conference goers, stayed, in another key principle of the project is a commitment to resurrecting women's centrality to the movement records of which might not be as widely published that took a great deal of energy to host a convention that those conventions had hundreds and hundreds of people attending and that those people were men and women, and that women were responsible. For the boarding houses, and the feeding and the housing of the delegates and that so many conversations and political strategy sessions. We know also happened in those informal places. So the project has been committed to resurrecting in centrality in the history that they have been a raised from or anonymous d- in in terms of the records themselves, but that we know they were central to in the actual historical moment. And we have strategies and protocols to make sure as we resurrect this history that women are included in the history that they helped to create QC makes the point that the original convention, goers, were really good at getting lots of people involved in the movement. And this presents yet another opportunity for the project to mirror, the movement. We know that if we can do just enough to help get folks up and running participating different kinds of ways that we can really expand the numbers of who can. Participate in preserving and creating access to this history to that idea. We've created this annual holiday to celebrate the birthday Frederick Douglass and what we do every year, we get birthday cakes and we sing happy birthday, and we get together with groups, and we give out these organizing kits to help folks at other locations and communities in schools, organize their own events and together all in one afternoon. Relag online, and we transcribe documents together with the idea that we're both celebrating something. But we're also inviting folks to participate in building arts of the history that we're talking about Douglas day wasn't created by the colored conventions project, but is another example of resurrecting something that already existed before the redefines take place on Frederick Douglass is chosen birthday February fourteenth, and in two thousand nineteen will be held at the university of Delaware Morris library and the African American museum of Philadelphia. They will also be live streamed over the internet. I think a good way to describe the colored conventions project is as an open research framework with a very strong set of principles. It is remarkable for me to see the organizing tools that I think of his modern or at least native to the internet, have their roots in this understudied movement of nineteenth century, black activism, it's also interesting to think how other projects and institutions can contribute and follow some of the same organizational principles. There is a place for storytelling in the midst of all this data. And in fact, that's what tends to connect with people. And that's something that is shared between museum digital spaces, some of the very questions about excess ability and participation that museums are attempting to grapple with finally at the stage where also engaging as a project that creates digital content and digital store. Stories about this extraordinarily group of delegates and participants and hosts who made this movement possible. You can learn more about the colored conventions project by visiting colored conventions dot org. This has been museum archipelago. You'll find a full transcript of this episode along with show nuts at museum, archipelago dot com. I'm so happy to announce that museum archipelago stickers are now available. These feature special treatments of the logo and a perfect for museum conferences, or just to signal, your favorite inciteful museum podcast. The pack of five Sixers is only available to club archipelago members at any contribution level. Join by February I twenty nineteen at patriotair dot com slash museum archipelago to ensure you get your stickers special thanks to club archipelagos newest member Simon. Aubin dorf. Thanks for listening and next time. Bring a friend.

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Museum Archipelago

10:49 min | 1 year ago

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"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 Wallner pie dish is from Croatia. We are a small country, and we have your inhabitants than some US heat is, you know, we don't we don't have as many fields. So fiendish three or sarong economy or whatever Theresa May be the most important field. We have. But in recent years, the Croatian city of Dubrovnik due in part to being a prominent filming location of the TV series game of thrones has experienced dramatic overcrowding. They're less time. And it's supposed to break too much therapy to see the people were waiting in lines to anther inside the old town inside the walls. And there were so many agencies Sally game of thrones stores and taking people to some specific areas where where it's kind of difficult to have so many people in the same place, even for for safety reasons. Punishes, the founder of fun museums a heritage and culture travel blog. Okay. Okay. My name is Lana pie. Dash my blog, it's called fun museums because I simply liked to say this museums are fine about all these thing museums. He's a fun experience. People shouldn't seem that to museum. Sars something called elegant smart in intellectual. Just two people can have that experiencing their leisure time. Pie dish is also a museum marketer and consultant who overall fem- is that museums are fun. It's a radical idea and it influences everything from her philosophy on museum marketing to away to approach overcrowding in museums and heritage sites. Exactly that he has the my guiding principle the way I write my hours decals is still say, the most coal funky stuff about each museums. Visit sometimes as young professionals like the all that's why some people from use Iem squatters, for instance, Sora marketing museum, marketing professional sort of education professionals. They sent me messages, you know. You could you stop saying things that way because it's in contrast with our professional values. But then they said, okay, that's what's this was people like no, that's what people like to hear. If you're seeing that it should be more intellectual you need to understand that most of the people can't really read it that way, can truly understand the way you want to press present it to them. But there is a real tension because the access isn't just between what is fun. What is intellectual in episode seventeen of museum archipelago, I cover the spectacular failure of Disney theme park concept called Disney's America in one thousand nine hundred four the park which would have opened in Virginia. Not far from Washington DC with showcased, quote, the sweep of American history within the fun theme park environment. It is particularly notable to witness the confidence and enthusiasm Disney executives had for a tightrope between entertainment and American history and example, is the. Town on the on the east of Cratia each name is code. The town was heavily destroyed in the most recent war in this part of Europe, in nineteen ninety one when it was occupied one almost all the buildings were destroyed almost all the people had to go away from there, and it was one of the most terrible stories that happened in Europe, after the, the end of the second World War, and the now that city is has been quite well restored. Some people went back to leave there and the, the museum was completely renovated and obviously the visit to that museum is a nice enjoyable experience. But in recent history, you really need to, to deal with some awful stuff that happened just less than I years ago, it's difficult to a person from a from western Europe to, and sometimes it's difficult to understand what really happened in them in. The lens of ex-yugoslavia, it's even sometimes complicate even for people from these areas because it's not. It's not that simple as some historians like to present some books like the present or some journalists or, and there are even many different opinions. So I think that museums really sometimes need to take thirteen side. Even though others will disagree museum that deals with those stories and needs to first of all to show, what are those emotions and to collaborate with people who suffered those emotions, of course, some emotional intelligence is very important to for those museum professionals who would create that storytelling that would turn Smit emotions of certain people to people will be just winters or who may have nothing to do with, with those areas are stories. No matter what kind of museum you're about to walk into, you have a sense of what you might find inside and since census partially informed by museums marketing pie dish has made a habit of noting how people react to museums before they go. In most cases, it happens that people procrastinate their decisions to go to, to a museum that happens more often than not most of the time, they will say, like, but maybe some other time I go some next time I would like to is that museum. But today I feel tired, I'm hungry. I want to go to eat to drink I prefer to stay at home watch movie, but I would really love to visit the museum, but maybe one day to when the Mike friends to Peres, for instance, they say, I want to is louver, but there, there are other museums, but may be other time because louver is already enough for, for me for these three days or something like that, right. This tendency to choose the most. Popular museum to the exclusion of less frequently visited once is part of Pisces interest in sustainable. Tourism, partly interested in sustainable travel king along with the museum Inc. And visitors a tour areas that I actually mentioned as my primary areas of focus and interest so museum since sustainable travel, and the sustainability has so many faces, I'm quite interested in seeing about an energy efficiency, and waste management bats over reason being one of the one of my focus areas, even though I don't really pretend to know what, what could be a solution for that some traction such as they are Humber Casto in Spain introduced online booking. And you can't really just commune buy tickets and enter, but you need to walk your sports in advance online. And sometimes you can't get a ticket. If you've just remember Lee before he wants to go and. That these are these are some of the solutions, I do wonder how much of this heavily concentrated overcrowding has to do with the nature of social media itself. There's a network effect of geo tagged photo, not just out of particular heritage site, but at a particular spot within that heritage site. That presents the best angle for a photo or looks exactly the way it did on game of thrones. Of course, there are many other factors that lead to overcrowding the cheap flights the increasing ability of people to travel that they namic travel as a product. And if the Acropolis in Athens is already at capacity every single day, whether this is gonna look like ten or twenty years from now and to go back to Disney, theme parks tourism as a product already has an answer, just raise the prices, but heritage for the rich isn't heritage anymore. Heretic should be acceptable, obviously, for many people around the world, it's not really affordable to even go to someplace is what they want. Be avoided is that it becomes too expensive. So. Wealthy people can afford visiting those attractions. That's what I would like to be avoided and other seeing I would really like to encourage more more people foolery like to travel to visit some secondary attractions. Look, go necessarily to the most famous places, but we at some places around that usually also need visitors and can devote more local people could make money for leaving they get visitors on that particular place. Because more people could be employed in those places are some businesses could flourish shore. That's the basic thing. And this is what ties all aspects of pie dishes work together to use the social media network affect to share the secondary attractions of the city balancing the pressure on the most popular heritage site to read pie dishes blog and to learn about her consulting work visit fund museums dot EDU. Her Twitter handle is. L. A. P. A. J. D. A. S. This episode of museum archipelago is sponsored by the museums heritage and public history program at the university of Missouri at Saint Louis. The museums heritage and public history program is currently accepting applications for the fall twenty nineteen semester. They offer an EMMY degree as well as a graduate certificate their programs address, pressing needs of museums and heritage. Institutions in the twenty first century and prepare students for professional careers in museums historic sites in societies, cultural agencies and related organizations financial support is available for a limited number of students and applications are due by February first. For more information, please call three one four five one six four eight oh five or visit their website at UM S, L dot EDU Ford slash Tilda museums. Thanks to the museums heritage and public history program at the. -versity of Missouri at Saint Louis for their support of museum archipelago. You'll find the transcript of this episode along with shown at museum, archipelago dot com. Club archipelago members get access to a bonus podcast feed that sort of like the director's commentary to the main show. Subscribe at patriotair dot com slash museum archipelago. 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Museum Archipelago

02:05 min | 1 year ago

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"Donate. Amarnath achieve birthday. We have the, the ROTC students to come in and they do the volunteer work. You know, still unexplained into them before they saw doing the work that this is going to be who. How's it was? And this is going to be a museum. The the whole still there. I insist started what museums have you been to? And she said, none, I said, no. I mean, have you been out of Bogalusa to go to museum anywhere? Not just in lucid. And she said, no, I haven't been, I never been to Mizzou. How could that be a scene of junior, almost a senior never been seen, and she worked harder than anybody else? And so I just heard say so you're the one you want to people that are working for working so you can have museum and you can. Let your children know that you are part of it. That gives me courage Moore more push to commute. This has been museum archipelago. You'll find a full transcript of this episode along with show nuts at museum. Archipelago dot com. Club archipelago members get access to a bonus podcast feed, but sort of like the director's commentary to the main show. Subscribe at patriot dot com slash museum archipelago. If this is your first show, don't forget to subscribe for free in your favorite podcast player. Thanks for listening and next time. Bring a friend. But, but I hear you say not our podcast longer than fifteen. Then is a lesson. Started. Do I do that Barbara? To my podcast. And she always tells me, you know what I like about your podcast. Short. Thank you um. I think.

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