16 episodes

Welcome to Museum Masters! The one and only Podcast all about museums, museum studies, and museology from a fresh perspective! Our hosts are Mary Akemon and Allison Kopplin- two Americans trying to navigate the world as museum professionals. Listen in to learn about the tried and true topics to the contemporary themes of museum studies!

Museum Masters Mary Akemon & Allison Kopplin

    • Society & Culture

Welcome to Museum Masters! The one and only Podcast all about museums, museum studies, and museology from a fresh perspective! Our hosts are Mary Akemon and Allison Kopplin- two Americans trying to navigate the world as museum professionals. Listen in to learn about the tried and true topics to the contemporary themes of museum studies!

    Quick Muse: Update and Season 3 Promo

    Quick Muse: Update and Season 3 Promo

     Welcome back to the Museum Masters! Allison and Mary check in with a Quick Muse to chat about where they've been, and what they have in store for Season 3 starting in Late Winter/Early Spring 2018!
     
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    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MuseumMastersPodcast
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMastersPodcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumMastersPodcast/
    Mary Akemon:http://twitter.com/maryakemon
    Allison Kopplin:http://twitter.com/allisonkopplin

    • 9 min
    Museum-Prison Partnerships

    Museum-Prison Partnerships

    This week Museum Masters Pod comes to you with the second part of our dissertation series. Allison Kopplin speaks on her master's dissertation which examines museums and prison partnerships. Allison talks about how these partnerships are formed, the challenges they faces, and why more partnerships like the ones she examines are slow to grow.
    Check out our links below:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MuseumMastersPodcast
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMastersPodcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumMastersPodcast/
    Mary Akemon:http://twitter.com/maryakemon
    Allison Kopplin:http://twitter.com/allisonkopp

    • 33 min
    YouTube and Museums

    YouTube and Museums

    We start off our two weeks of dissertation discussion with Mary Akemon, and her dissertation on how museums use YouTube. Mary does A LOT of talking about things like watch time, the FREE resources allocated by YouTube, and the pitfalls of museums not creating YouTube content for their visitors and online audiences. As always, please review and let us know any comment or suggestions! 
    Check out our links below:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MuseumMastersPodcast
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMastersPodcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumMastersPodcast/
    Mary Akemon:http://twitter.com/maryakemon
    Allison Kopplin:http://twitter.com/allisonkopplin

    • 34 min
    Are Museum Professional Memberships Worth it?

    Are Museum Professional Memberships Worth it?

    Today we talk about the American Alliance of Museums and the Museum Association. Some of the questions we pose are about the resources provided and what we expect from these organizations if we plan to become paying members. Join us in the comments to discuss what you'd be interested in seeing, or what you love most about these types of memberships as professionals! 
    This one is a little all over the place but we hope you enjoyed it anyway! Check out our links below.
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MuseumMastersPodcast
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMastersPodcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumMastersPodcast/
    Mary Akemon:http://twitter.com/maryakemon
    Allison Kopplin:http://twitter.com/allisonkopplin

    • 38 min
    Stop, and let's rethink Membership

    Stop, and let's rethink Membership

    This week we talk about membership in the museum. What kinds of memberships exist? Should we, as museum professionals be reworking how we approach memberships? How much should they cost? Who do we need to be marketing to? We boast on Nina Simon, from the Museum 2.0 blog for helping us shape this discussion.
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MuseumMastersPodcast
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMastersPodcast
    Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MuseumMastersPodcast/
    Mary Akemon:http://twitter.com/maryakemon
    Allison Bryan:http://twitter.com/allisonkopplin

    • 33 min
    Creating and Representing in LGBT Exhibitions

    Creating and Representing in LGBT Exhibitions

    Museum Masters delves into the realm of LGBT exhibitions. Allison specifically lays out the process, focusing on extensive focus groups with allies and LGBT community members for a exhibition at the British Museum. Listen in to learn about the importance of including members of a minority community in development, and about how museums can make permanent and temporary exhibition more representative of the LBGT community. 
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MuseumMastersPodcast
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/MMastersPodcast
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MuseumMastersPodcast/
    Mary Akemon:http://twitter.com/maryakemon
    Allison Bryan:http://twitter.com/allisonkopplin 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

TeRe1972 ,

Very informative, ladies

Enjoyig your podcast. I'm about to send my daughter off to college and I'm wanting to go back and get my Master's in Museum studies. This helps. Thank you!

ZacLittle ,

Specific and Great

If you are a museum person--and you know who you are, if you are--you're going to love this podcast. It might sound a lot like your internal monologue, but still. I am not a museum person, and I still like it, because I really enjoy getting the inside track on some of this stuff. Excellent resource for students, aspiring curators, and older folks who wanna stay up on things in an academic, but fun way.

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