Welcome to Museum People, a NEMA-produced podcast that celebrates individuals connected with the museum field by highlighting their work, passions, opinions, and personalities.
Season 3, Episode 8 – March 15, 2017
Season 3 closes out with an interview with Nick Capasso, executive director of the Fitchburg Art Museum, who describes how the museum is helping transform a “dying mill town” through contemporary art and community collaboration.
Music credits: “Polydactyl Super Cat,” unreal_dm, ccmixter.org
Season 3, Episode 7 - March 8, 2017
Marieke and Dan recall their earliest memories. Marieke hosts her first long-distance interview with fellow podcaster Nate Dimeo of The Memory Palace, who also serves as the artist-in-residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Music credits: “4 Guitars,” JeffSpeed68, ccmixter.org
Podcast credits: The Memory Palace, thememorypalace.us
Season 3, Episode 6 - March 1, 2017
Dan and Marieke wax rhapsodic about the unusual niche museums in our midst. George Norton and David Ball of the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History host Dan for a tour and interview. D and M close out the episode reflecting on small museum challenges.
Music credits: “Be What You Are,” unreal_dm, ccmixter.org
Season 3, Episode 5 - February 22, 2017
Dan complains about the snow and wonders where all the kids have gone who used to shovel your driveway. Marieke revives the Pokémon Go discussion. Dan interviews Brian Cofrancesco of Connecticut’s Old State House, who talks about the Kid Governor Program and the importance of civic engagement.
Music credits: “Bueno Jazz,” texasradiofish, ccmixter.org
Season 3, Episode 4 - February 15, 2017
Marieke and Dan talk about their wilderness experiences. Dan interviews archivist/artist Becky Fullerton of the Appalachian Mountain Club and explores the similarities between museums and the great outdoors. Marieke closes out the episode with an impassioned appeal to museum activism.
Music credits: “Wayo Wayo,” Reiswerk, ccmixter.org
Season 3, Episode 3 – February 8, 2017
Marieke and Dan compare notes about the Inauguration and subsequent protests. Marieke interviews archivist Emily Gonzalez about collecting items from the Boston Women’s March. Dan has a chat with Steven Rothstein of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library about JFK’s legacy and its meaning for today.
Music credits: “Reverie (small theme),” ghost; “Hanging Eleven,” Kara Square, ccmixter.org
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A celebration of museum work
I love hearing from so many different people in the museum field. The tone is positive and focuses on the joy of working in museums, but does not shy away from discussing some more serious topics including diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessiblity in museums. I recommend this series to museum workers as well as anyone who works in informal learning or for a mission-driven organization.
I'm ashamed that this podcast speaks to my profession
When I heard the host speak with seeming shock about a boy playing with dolls, and then later revealing he was gay and that his "parents didn't care," (Season 3, Episode 1, ~ 13:00 mark) I could no longer listen. The comments of the male host were offensive, and to think that that voice represents people within a field that is meant to respect the history of all peoples is disgraceful.