34 episodes

Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe.


Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.

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Famous faces take their best mate, their mum, their neighbour (whoever they want) for an afternoon at a favourite museum or gallery. As well as getting a peek behind the scenes, seeing what makes a museum tick, it's also the starting point for some great conversations about life, the universe and everything. As well as a chance to eat lots of cake in the cafe.


Meet Me at the Museum is published by Art Fund, the UK’s national charity for art, which raises money for museums and galleries through the National Art Pass – a neat little card that gets you free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of great cultural venues and exhibitions around the country. The podcast is produced by Whistledown.

    Benjamin Zephaniah at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Benjamin Zephaniah at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

    Writer and poet Benjamin Zephaniah explores Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery with his friend Robert, where they reminisce about growing up in the city, the people who’ve shaped it, and Birmingham’s cultural and political history. Together they look at Benjamin’s first-ever typewriter, where his journey as a writer began, artefacts from important protests, and a very special installation – an original curry house booth.

    Series 5 of Meet Me at the Museum was recorded in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines.
     
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    • 38 min
    Mathew Horne at the Museum of Brands

    Mathew Horne at the Museum of Brands

    Actor Mathew Horne visits the Museum of Brands in London with his partner, set designer Celina Bassili, where they encounter a remarkable collection of objects, packaging and design that tell a fascinating story about modern life. Together they enter the museum’s ‘time tunnel’, where iconic products from the past 150 years spark conversations about nostalgia, the power of advertising, and how brands have shaped their lives and informed their professions.
     
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    • 41 min
    Kizzy Crawford at National Museum Cardiff

    Kizzy Crawford at National Museum Cardiff

    Musician and singer-songwriter Kizzy Crawford takes her sister Neli Shields to National Museum Cardiff, where they take a trip through time and explore aspects of Welsh history and culture. Together they reflect on their ideas of home and belonging, growing up in a creative family, and how they can relate to some of the figures they encounter at the museum – including another pair of art-loving siblings from history.

    Credits:

    Audio clips of Bokani and Paul Robeson are part of a sound art installation within the exhibit (un)Seen (un)Heard. With thanks to the British Library for providing copies.

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    • 35 min
    Malik Al Nasir at the International Slavery Museum

    Malik Al Nasir at the International Slavery Museum

    Poet and social activist Malik Al Nasir visits the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool with his friend and colleague Leona Vaughn, exploring the important and harrowing story of the transatlantic slave trade, resistance and abolition, and the enduring impact of these events on the world today. The pair take an emotional journey through the stories of black women in history, the challenges posed by displaying sensitive subject matter, and their own personal stories of family and ancestry.


    Guidance for listeners: Please be aware that this episode of Meet Me at the Museum contains audio which some may find upsetting. 


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    • 40 min
    Fern Brady at the Roman Baths

    Fern Brady at the Roman Baths

    Comedian Fern Brady takes her boyfriend Conor to the Roman Baths in Bath, where they discover how the Romans’ ‘curse tablets’ compare to irate Facebook statuses of today, look at the representation of sexuality in Roman times, and even get to taste a sample of the water. During their visit they consider what connects us with the Romans through time, and how people have used the Baths as a meeting place for thousands of years.


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    • 30 min
    Elizabeth Day at the Imperial War Museum, London

    Elizabeth Day at the Imperial War Museum, London

    Writer and podcaster Elizabeth Day takes her husband Justin Basini to the Imperial War Museum in London, where they uncover poignant and personal stories of displacement, home and identity affecting people around the world today. Together they look at events from the First World War to the present day, explore objects synonymous with war and reflect on their families’ own experiences of conflict.


    Note: As part of their visit Elizabeth and Justin experience some of the temporary exhibitions in the museum’s current ‘Refugees’ season (closing 23 May 2021). With museums expected to reopen on 17 May, you’ve only got a week to see this season at IWM London and its sister exhibition, Aid Workers, at IWM North in Manchester, but keep an eye on the museums’ social media channels for updates. 


    Series 5 of Meet Me at the Museum was recorded in accordance with Covid-19 guidelines. 


    Credits: 


    The immersive experience A Face to Open Doors, by artists Anagram, and Refugees: Forced to Flee, an exhibition supported by AHRC and ESRC, form part of IWM’s Refugees season. The season is free to visit at IWM London until 23 May 2021 (iwm.org.uk/refugees). 


    Score for Battle of the Somme film – Laura Rossi


    Thank you to artist Grace Schwindt and musician Tobias Vethake for use of the music from Remembering Home, on display in the exhibition Refugees: Forced to Flee. 
     
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    • 41 min

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