70 episodes

A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral.
Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.

Museum Archipelago Ian Elsner

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 89 Ratings

A tiny show guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and that museums are not neutral.
Taking a broad definition of museums, host Ian Elsner brings you to different museum spaces around the world, dives deep into institutional problems, and introduces you to the people working to fix them. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes, so let’s get started.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

<<a.morris>> ,

Better than the msueum placard!!

I love listening to Museum Archipelago because it approahes cultural institutions with such an open mind. It has changed how I think when I go into a museum myself. Bonus: the host has a great professor voice.

kennallie_90 ,

Excited for Deep Time

This podcast is wonderful! The most recent episode includes a very interesting history lesson about the fossil hall at the Smithsonian, and it made me incredibly excited to (hopefully) visit the new Deep Time exhibit in the near future!

MiamiiFan ,

Really Good and Additive

So much to learn about the underlying structures that make up museums and a global reach!

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