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.
January 27, 2016
Dan and Marieke get into the big museum issues and debate
whether we’re stodgy or boring. “What do you wish people knew about museums?”
Marieke asks her museum peeps. Bob Burns of the Mattatuck Museum describes the
challenge of running a museum in an industrial city, how he’s helping drive
downtown development and acting as a community resource.
January 20, 2016
Marieke questions museum workers about their greatest obstacles. Dan and Marieke ponder why museums are here and whether they deserve more money. Laurie Lamarre of the Institute for American Indian Studies talks about authenticity, empathy, diversity, and museums as social leaders.
January 11, 2016
Executive Director Dan Yaeger and Marieke Van Damme, director of the Cambridge
Historical Society introduce themselves and the podcast.
Marieke asks “Why do you love working with museums?” Alex Dunn of the Trustees
of Reservations tells us why he’s optimistic about the future of museums.