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Best Museum podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Museum podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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 throu ...
 
Welcome to Empty Frames: an art crime experience. Season 1 is about the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist: In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Gardner Museum in Boston. In 81 minutes they stole 13 pieces of artwork, among the paintings stripped from their frames were works by Vermeer, Degas, and Rembrandt.Season 2 looks at other angles of art crime. We speak with two men who have a wild story of returning a stolen painting, ...
 
Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already! Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions ab ...
 
More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, presents “ARTMinded," a podcast produced by the Museum that offers new perspectives on the works in the Museum's permanent collection and special exhibitions. Each episode will provide unusual viewpoints that enhance and sometimes even challenge our customary engagement with artworks.
 
Each week, the International Spy Museum will offer a new SpyCast featuring interviews and programs with ex-spies, intelligence experts, and espionage scholars. The SpyCast is hosted by Dr. Vince Houghton, historian and curator at the International Spy Museum. Dr. Houghton specializes in intelligence, diplomatic, and military history, with expertise in the late-WWII and early-Cold War eras. The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is the only public museum in the U.S. solely dedicated t ...
 
Bletchley Park is the home of British codebreaking and a birthplace of modern information technology. It played a major role in World War Two, producing secret intelligence which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the conflict. The site is now a museum and heritage attraction, open daily.The Bletchley Park Podcast brings you fascinating stories from Veterans, staff and volunteers on the significance and continued relevance of this site today.
 
It remains the most valuable — and confounding — art heist in history: 13 artworks stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Twenty-eight years later, not a single piece in a haul worth half a billion dollars has surfaced. The art, and the thieves who made off with it, remain at large. With first-ever interviews, unprecedented access, and more than a year of investigative reporting, "Last Seen" takes us into the biggest unsolved art heist in history. A joint production from WBUR ...
 
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a leading research center for the ancient Middle East. The museum houses some 350,000 artifacts — around 5,000 of which are on display — excavated mainly by OI archaeologists. Founded in 1919, at a time when the Middle East was called the Orient, the OI has pioneered innovative excavations and comprehensive dictionary projects that chronicle ancient civilizations. The Oriental Institute Museum aims to understand, reveal, and protect anci ...
 
Dave Arnold, chef and inventor, answers listener questions on the latest innovative techniques, equipment, and ingredients in the food world. Each week on Cooking Issues, Dave solves your cooking dilemmas with his mile-a-minute stream of knowledge. Got a question on ike-jime, the Japanese fish killing technique? We got you covered. Hydrocolloids, sous-vide, liquid nitrogen? No problem. Have a question about pimping your oven to make great pizza? Give us a call. Occasionally Dave will invite ...
 
At every point in American history, immigrants, migrants and refugees have arrived here searching for a sense of belonging. In cities, towns and in rural areas alike, they’ve asked themselves an incredibly complex and ever-changing question: “How can I fit in to America?” On our new podcast - "How to Be American" - the Tenement Museum explores how the notion of “being American” has evolved, in leaps and bounds and glacially-slow shifts, over the course of our nation’s history. We’ll dig deep ...
 
Hello!Welcome to the Sheffield Gaming Podcast - a monthly show that brings together those who live, work, consume and love everything games related in the Steel City. You can expect discussions on all of the gaming related events that are popping up across Sheffield and Yorkshire more generally. If you love games, and love Sheffield, this is your go to podcast for all that is going on.Not only that, but we'll also be getting the inside track and views from The National Videogame Museum, Melt ...
 
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.
 
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Description and Notes: The congregation gathers on the banks of the river to be baptized. An audio fiction based on Baptism Study by Benny Andrews. Content Warning: There are sound effects simulating being underwater. The transcript, notes, images, and discussion questions for this episode can be found on our website here. Support: Visit AGTrapHaus…
 
Proprietary technology that runs museum interactives—everything from buttons to proximity sensors—tends to be expensive to purchase and maintain. But Rianne Trujillo, lead developer of the Cultural Technology Development Lab at New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), realized that one way museums can avoid expensive, proprietary solutions to their …
 
Accomplished supermodel and designer Liya Kebede joins MFIT Assistant Curator of Costume Elizabeth Way to talk about lemlem, Kebede’s collection of women’s, men’s, children’s clothing, and home goods made entirely in Africa. The core collection is handwoven from natural cotton sourced in Kebede’s native Ethiopia. Women artisans are at the heart of …
 
This month Hugo and Sushma meet Stuart Frost – the Museum’s Head of Interpretation and Volunteers – to discuss how we create narratives around the collection and how volunteers are vital in supporting the work of the Museum. In the archives, Sian and Francesca look at the history of clubs and societies for Museum staff. For object of the month, Jil…
 
Fromhis childhood in Australia spent reading about the ancient world to his currentrole as director of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Tim Potts has always thoughtglobally. Potts’s broad experiences as a PhD student at Oxford, banker atLehman Brothers, and director at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia,Fitzwilliam in England, and Kimbell in Te…
 
maximiliano is a performance & video artist using maroon space societies & systems billions of years ago as impetus of a black mythos-epoch. Sampling & rupturing audio & video spatially, forming BLKWVV aesthetic (black reclamation rococo) unMOORing (othellx) mulattidad; ideas of pre-earth blackness. Featured in this episode: maximiliano Mentioned i…
 
In this episode our storytellers discuss the importance of dreams and visions in Irish myth and legend. Do our dreams influence our folklore or does our folklore influence our dreams? Or is it both? Or all three? In this episode you'll hear stories of Oisín, Cormac Mac Art, Tír na nÓg with guest appearances by Saint Brigid and Baby Yoda.If you have…
 
Conor, Matt, Matthew and Jade from the Sheffield Gaming Collective (@SheffieldGaming) discuss all the amazing gaming events happening in Sheff this next month. We also discuss the Nintendo PlayStation, Funk Dungeons, and how we all love Big the Cat. 21st February: Endpoint Dreamhack Viewing Party More Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2563…
 
The Marija Gimbutas Memorial LectureAnatolians on the Move: From Kurgans to KaneshPetra GoedegebuureAssociate Professor of HittitologyLast year Sir Colin Renfrew opened the Marija Gimbutas lecture series acknowledging that she was essentially right when she said that the Proto-Indo-Europeans came from north of the Black Sea and then dispersed east …
 
Since its inception, Getty has recognized philanthropy in the arts as vital to its mission, with the Foundation as one of its four main programs, alongside the Museum, Research Institute, and Conservation Institute. From its early grants to other LA institutions to its robust, strategic, international grantmaking program today, the work of the Gett…
 
Kathryne Gardette, arts integration specialist, joins us to talk about giving back to the Walnut Hills neighborhood. We also have a conversation about Lorna Simpson's Wigs (Portfolio) from the Women Breaking Boundaries exhibition.View Lorna Simpson's Wigs (Portfolio) here: https://www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org/art/explore-the-collection?id=21331170Wo…
 
In honor of Black History Month, this February we are releasing a special four-part series that highlights African American experiences in Southern Appalachia. Our third week features excerpts from interviews conducted in 1976 and 1977 with Bruce Mosley, of Rabun County, Georgia. Bruce was born in 1908, and shares stories of his grandmother’s memor…
 
The Rubin Museum of Art presents a weekly meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area, with each session focusing on a specific work of art. This podcast is recorded in front of a live audience, and includes an opening talk, a 20-minute sitting session, and a closing discussion. The guided meditation begins at 15…
 
Baseball has always had a special place in our nation’s history. It’s a common symbol of America’s values, identity, and rural past--you might even say it’s as American as apple pie. But did you know that beyond the ballpark there is a grittier version of the game, played mostly in immigrant neighborhoods in cities big and small? In the first episo…
 
This is Ken Ham, and our popular Ark Encounter attraction is located in Northern Kentucky. This week we’ve looked at why we need to share the gospel—after all, salvation is only found in Christ! But we live in a very secular culture. If you say “God,” people say, “which one?” If you quote the Bible, they say “it’s not true.” So, how do we reach thi…
 
On this episode Dave and Nastassia are joined by special guests Kat Johnson and Josh Seaburg. Right off the bat, Jordana Rothman calls in to fight about the meaning of "bed time," discuss fireplace safety, and lament decades of discrimination against lefties. We also get into Ryan Gossling-Reynold's relationship with Wesley Snipes and answer listen…
 
Image:Rembrandt van RijnDutch, 1606 ‑ 1669Portrait of a Forty‑Year‑Old Woman, possibly Marretje Cornelisdr. van Grotewal, 1634Oil on panel27 7/16 × 22 in. (69.7 × 55.9 cm.)Purchased with funds contributed by individuals, corporations and the entire community of Louisville, as well as the Commonwealth of Kentucky Frame conservation funded by Edith a…
 
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