February 24, 2016
Museum studies programs take the spotlight. Marieke lets us
know what’s important when she’s hiring at her museum. Harvard professor Mary
Malloy talks authenticity, controversy, and a world without museums. Sheila
Hoffman, museum studies PhD candidate, tells why she’s going through torture,
the big data/collections connection, and the future of curation.
Episode Seven music credits: “Dawn’s Battle,” Ivan Chew,
February 17, 2016
Marieke and Dan check out the shout outs in the Museum People mail bag. Museum
consultant Linda Norris talks to Marieke about fear, failure, and fantasy
side-projects. Dan and Marieke speculate on the nature of museum innovation and
independent professionals. Emily Robertson describes her career journey through
museums, getting an MBA, Corporate America, and voiceovers.
Episode Six music credits: “Funky Deep (Headphone),”
February 10, 2016
Dan goes to Maine with the mic and asks about first museum
memories. Marieke reveals her own early transformative experience. Jim Duffey
of the New England Aquarium describes his career in project management and
design, how technology has impacted the visitor experience, and when “cool
guys” from the Aquarium changed his life.
Episode Five music credits: “Waste of TV,” Hans Atom,
February 3, 2016
Marieke queries “What is the value of museums?” Dan riffs on
terrorism and political footballs. Jessica Bitely of the Northeast Document
Conservation Center talks preservation, disaster, and how to deal with moldy
cash that’s been buried in your yard.