Episode Seven: Museums Studies Programs

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, ccmixter.org


Episode Six: Fear in Museum Practice

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),” fourstones, ccmixter.org


Episode Five: Jim Duffey of the New England Aquarium

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, ccmixter.org


Episode Four: Jessica Bitely of the Northeast Document Conservation Center

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.