Best museum podcasts podcasts we could find (Updated August 2018)
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The British Museum is famous for its objects, which represent over 2 million years of human history and culture. The objects speak to us thanks to the experts who have helped to tell their stories for well over two centuries. This podcast takes a fresh look at some of the tales that have shaped the Museum’s story – both famous and less well known.
 
Comedy historian Robert Ross interviews comedy stars about their work as well as their personal favourites and influences.
 
Join Director and CEO Kim McKay AO in conversation with scientists from the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI) and experts in Indigenous Australian and Pacific cultures. When not 'in conversation', AMplify will bring the best from the AM’s live talks, giving you a front row seat at enlightening presentations from inspirational people.
 
The Motor Pool is a podcast which focuses on the vehicles that made a difference in World War II and what significance they played
 
Stories you didn't know about the things you know!
 
A collection of interviews and features on topics related to the Norton Simon Museum's exhibitions and collections.
 
A podcast series which looks at the history of hemp in Ireland. Episodes will occasionally look at contemporary topics and feature interviews with individuals from the Irish hemp industry,
 
Join the crew from the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester, UK as they discuss all things 'retro computing' and the work they do at the museum.
 
Recordings of talks in which specialists and experts explore aspects of philately and the British postal service.
 
Mrs. Devine 7th grade Social Studies class created podcasts to act as an audio guide for each grade level's art show projects.
 
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GT Museum Podcast
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The GT Museum Podcast is the Godwin-Ternbach Museum's podcast of talks, readings, and events. It is created and produced by Queens College, CUNY students.
 
Arizona State Museum Podcasts
 
Ty and Jon discuss forgotten b-movies, random television, and other fringe cultural ephemera with their trademark brand of subjective unprofessionalism
 
News and discussion about Mego action figures from the Mego Museum, the web's leading authority on Mego toys since 1996. Co-hosts Brian and Scott discuss Mego history, keep up to date on new Mego style products, interview collectors, customizers, and toy designers.
 
Artists and curators preview upcoming exhbitions and intrepret works from the collection of the Indiana University Art Museum.
 
Listen to lectures about history, art, and culture that were given as part of the West Baton Rouge Museum's Lunchtime Lecture series.
 
The Science Museums resident comedy team sit down and chat with some interesting folk to discuss the Science Museum and the wondrous objects it houses.Fun facts and enlightening tales from behind the scenes are promised.
 
The place to find the newest editions of video podcasts of the Birmingham Museum of Art.
 
Join the BC Museums Association as we explore topics of importance to the museum community in BC, and around the world. Listen as we talk with museum workers, volunteers, and audiences about their work in BC museums. This new audio project will be expanding through 2018.
 
The Prefab Museum recorded a number of oral histories about post-war prefabs from people who lived and grew up in them.
 
A weekly podcast with reviews and updates on what's on at museums the coming week in the UK, with occasional detours into museums further abroad.
 
Yakima Valley Museum information and conversations about exhibits.
 
Dundee Museum of Transport's weekly look at events the museum is running in Dundee.
 
The Columbia Museum of Art Podcast features commentary and interviews relating to programs and exhibitions. The Columbia Museum of Art is South Carolina's premier museum of international art. For more information visit www.columbiamuseum.org. Questions: pnugent@columbiamuseum.org
 
Video Podcast featuring lectures, exhibitions and events from the Knoxville Museum of Art.The Knoxville Museum of Art collects, exhibits, and interprets outstanding works by artists of regional, national, and international significance; provides diverse audiences with opportunities for learning and personal growth; and serves as a community gathering and celebration place. The museum is strongly committed to providing experiences that enable people to enjoy and value the visual arts as an ex ...
 
The official podcast of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, featuring interviews with the people in and behind exhibits at the Western Hemisphere's largest science museum. Visit the Museum's website at www.msichicago.org.
 
The Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm Podcast, its the podcast from the Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm.
 
Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
A weekly podcast discussing Disneyland, Disney history, D23, the Walt Disney Family Museum, and everything Disney!
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice.
 
Get an insider's perspective on the most interesting objects in the collections of the Kansas Museum of History. Each biweekly episode features a different curator talking about a different object, always something featured on our web site. It's the best of our nation's history--not just Kansas, but important events for the whole United States. There's something for everyone, from the Civil War to the Cold War, Abraham Lincoln to Amelia Earhart, tornadoes to travel. You can access the full s ...
 
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ExploreAStory
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A podcast about museums, science and storytelling, hosted by Emily Graslie. ExploreAStory is supported by the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois.
 
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Museum Chat Live!
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The official podcast of the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre
 
Objects hold history. They're evocative of stories stamped in time. As part of The Washington Post's coverage of the Smithsonian's new National Museum of African American History and Culture, people submitted dozens of objects that make up their own lived experiences of black history, creating a "people's museum" of personal objects, family photos and more. The Historically Black podcast brings those objects and their stories to life through interviews, archival sound and music. The Washingt ...
 
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STCM Podcasts
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The official podcasts of the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre: Museum Chat Live! and One Hour in the Past. For footnotes to episodes, please visit stcatharinesmuseumblog.com/podcasts
 
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Anthropology
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Podcasts from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography. The School is renowned for its contributions to anthropological theory, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. Home to over forty academic staff, over a hundred doctoral students, twelve Master’s programmes, and two undergraduate degrees (Human Sciences; Archaeology and Anthropology), Oxford anthropology is one of t ...
 
Podcast by Harvard Art Museums
 
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Museopunks
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A Podcast for the Progressive Museum
 
Le Panthéon canadien des sciences et du génie est une partie intégrale de l'exposition « Innovation Canada » au Musée des sciences et de la technologie du Canada. Ici, on rend hommage aux individus dont les contributions exceptionnelles ont eu une influence à longue échéance sur les Canadiens.
 
This podcast series features excerpts from interviews with Holocaust survivors presented at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's public program, First Person -- Conversations with Holocaust Survivors.
 
This podcast is for people looking for help repairing, rebuilding, restoring or reproducing vintage computers.
 
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Empty Frames
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In the early hours of March 18th, 1990, two thieves posing as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart 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.In this series Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (of the Missing Maura Murray and Crawlspace podcasts) will dig as deep as possible into the case, theories, and social and economic impact the greatest unsolved art he ...
 
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The Lonely Palette
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Welcome to The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Each episode, host Tamar Avishai picks a painting du jour, interviews unsuspecting museum visitors in front of it, and then dives deeply into the object, the movement, the social context, and anything and everything else that will make it as neat to you as it is to her. For more information, visit thelonelypalette.com | Twitter @lonelypalette | Instagram @thelonelypalette.
 
A podcast about the American writer David Foster Wallace. (Image by Robyn O'Neil c/o The Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth)
 
#DigitalHeritage specialist Jeff Guin (@heritagevoices) interviews thought leaders who are using the social web to advocate for cultural heritage. OWN YOUR HERITAGE!
 
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Raw Material
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Raw Material is an arts and culture podcast from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Each season focuses on a different topic, featuring voices of artists working in all media and exploring the inspiration and stories behind modern and contemporary art.
 
Podcast by Hagley Museum and Library
 
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Multi-millionaire Andrew Carnegie: Ruthless steel magnate. Unparalleled philanthropist determined to use his entire fortune for the betterment of all mankind. He believed a shared love of dinosaurs could usher in an era of world peace, and when his museum unearthed a diplodocus at the turn of the century, he set out to prove it.Podcast theme by ...…
 
Celebrate our Tencennial edition of Mousetalgia as we kick off year eleven by welcoming Nicholas and Richard Kraft to the show to speak with us about their upcoming "That's From Disneyland!" auction, which is on display through August 26 at the old Sports Authority store on Riverside Drive in Sherman Oaks. The father and son team talk about a l ...…
 
In this special two-part episode, Suse and special guest co-host Desi Gonzales, explore virtual reality in museums. In part two, we take a deep dive into Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s academy-award winning virtual reality installation CARNE y ARENA with VR film-maker Paisley Smith. Never miss an episode! Subscribe to Museopunks on iTunes or StitcherM ...…
 
If there is a hot technology in museums right now, it is virtual reality–a technology sometimes credited as being the “ultimate empathy machine.” But can VR live up to the hype for museums? What happens when VR technologies are used to recreate or invoke traumatic experiences? What kinds of scaffolding do museums need to provide when preparing ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
In the long history of portraits of First Ladies of the United States, none has drawn a reaction quite like the painting of Michelle Obama by Baltimore native Amy Sherald. Hear the artist discuss art in the age of Instagram. This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and Note to Self. More episodes at .…
 
It's a super Mouse Meet emporium this week as Team Mousetalgia brings you four fresh interviews, direct from the Pacific Northwest Mouse Meet near Seattle, Washington! First, we speak with Imagineering Executive Producer Jeffrey Shaver-Moskowitz, who led a team of Imagineers in creating Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure. Jeffrey tells u ...…
 
In the late 1960s, the civil rights struggle had given way to a more militant black power movement. The Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) offered a business-friendly alternative: black empowerment through job training and economic advancement. In this episode, Jessica Levy (postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University's De ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
What are plants? What can they do? And how can we bring a feminist approach to our relationships to them? Listen as Catriona Sandilands explores our relationships with botanical others, including shifting understandings of what plants are and what they can do. In this time of accelerating environmental and social change, Sandilands asks: what m ...…
 
Tara Kohn, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Art History, Bowdoin College, explored the exhibition, “City of Ambition: Photography from the Collection,” on Friday, April 13, 2018.
 
Justin McCann, Lunder Curator for Whistler Studies, looked closely at sports photography in the current exhibition “Game Time: The Sports Photography of Walter Iooss” on Friday, February 16, 2018.
 
Paul D. and Marilyn Paganucci Assistant Professor of Italian Language and Literature Gianluca Rizzo, Assistant Professor of History Arnout van der Meer, and Curator of Academic Programs Shalini Le Gall shared their perspectives on the Humanities Theme “Origins” on Friday, December 1, 2017.
 
This Anthropology departmental Seminar was delivered by Professor Maya Unnithan (University of Sussex) on 26 January 2018
 
Nayanika Mathur (Oxford) delivered this Anthropology Departmental Seminar on 5 May 2018
 
This Anthropology Departmental Seminar was delivered by Oliver Scott Curry (Oxford) on 18 May 2018
 
The Marett Memorial Lecture for 2018 (27 April) was given by Professor Anne-Christine Taylor (emeritus; Director of Research at the CNRS) on the Amazonian 'Individualism' of the Jivaroan people of Ecuador and Peru
 
Curatorial Associate Tom Norris discusses the exhibition, Line & Color: The Nature of Ellsworth Kelly, on view through October 29, 2018.By ldenk@nortonsimon.org (Norton Simon Museum).
 
Carolee Schneemann and Yoko Ono have created provocative art throughout their careers. Learn how these artists have dedicated their lives to exploring the pleasures and the vulnerabilities of the human body. This episode is produced by WNYC Studios and MoMA. More episodes at https://www.wnycstudios.org/shows/pieceofwork.…
 
In this week's Marvel-ous episode of Mousetalgia, we welcome Brian Crosby, Creative Director for Themed Entertainment for Marvel, back to the show to talk about "Marvel: Universe of Superheroes," the new exhibit currently showing at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle. The exhibit, MoPop's largest special installation ever, is filled with Marv ...…
 
E103 – Soda Water Evangeline Beverages Soda Water Bottle, c. 1960. STCM 1989.86.5 Have you ever noticed that a simple information search can lead you in strange and wonderful directions? As in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, historical research can lead you down a winding rabbit hole that might take you off your original path and lead you to ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
Back when Patti Smith and Judy Linn were kids, they used art to shape the world around them, posing for each other in photographs and starring in each other’s home movies. Hear Linn discuss how the two young Brooklynites weren't just "dreaming a future, they were dreaming a present."This episode is produced by The Kitchen Sisters © The Kitchen ...…
 
It's time for Mousetalgia's Summer book club! This week, Team Mousetalgia talks to author/historian Didier Ghez about the fourth entry in his "The Drew as They Pleased" books about oft-overlooked artwork from the Disney Studios - in this case, "The Hidden Art of Disney's Mid Century Era." Ghez describes the art from this period of unprecedented ...…
 
Seth Lunine (lecturer in the Geography Department at University of California, Berkeley) explores the history of the high explosives industry in California and DuPont's eventual acquisition of many of these West Coast Companies. Lunine explains that he saw a hole in the historical research and discovered that the high explosives industry began ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
An Oklahoman of Osage heritage, Maria Tallchief rose to stardom through years of hard work and dedication. Peek behind the curtain at the globetrotting life of America's first prima ballerina—her loves, her losses, her joys, and her sorrows.This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in History Class 2014. M ...…
 
For more than two decades Oron Catts (Director of SymbioticA, an artistic laboratory at the University of Western Australia) has been at the forefront of experiments in the manipulation of fragments of living systems for artistic ends. This lecture explores the role that art has played and continues to play in shifting understandings of what li ...…
 
It's an emporium of toontastic proportions today as Mousetalgia invites you to listen in as we re-live our latest adventures. We interview Pixar CCO Pete Docter and Imagineer Chris Merritt about their upcoming book about Marc Davis at a recent event hosted by the Walt Disney Family Museum, and then Jeff talks to author Gary K. Wolf about creati ...…
 
In episode twelve Tim & Lance have a draft to converse over their thoughts on who pulled off the heist, current art location, darkhorse ally, and more. In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Mass ...…
 
Trying to capture time in art is like trying to pin a wave upon the sand or hold a moonbeam in your hand. So leave it to Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto to do it so effectively by taking us to the Golden Age of Cinema."Seeking Stillness" is on view at the MFA, Boston until September 3, 2018.See the images:http://www.thelonelypalette.com/ ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
Hazel Scott was a child prodigy, a New York jazz icon, the first African American woman to host her own television series, and an outspoken critic of discrimination in all its forms. Find out how her courage made her a role model for many and a target for some.This episode is produced and hosted by Nathan DiMeo © The Memory Palace 2016. More ep ...…
 
This week, Mousetalgia co-host Kristen concludes her trip reports from Europe with a review of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour: "The Making of Harry Potter." Learn about the tour, the various sets, scenes, props, and everything else that you will encounter when you take this popular and amazing tour. Kristen also talks about finding all of the Dis ...…
 
In this episode, Mallory Huard (Ph.D. candidate in history and women’s studies at the Pennsylvania State University) introduces us to the women who picked up rod and gun as part of the Progressive Conservation movement, and how they were depicted in images, advertisements, magazines, and newspapers.More info: www.hagley.org/stories…
 
Many people know Georgia O’Keeffe for her flower paintings and depictions of the New Mexico landscape. Discover the very different setting that captured O’Keeffe during her time as a commissioned artist for the Hawaiian Pineapple Company—now the Dole Food Company— and how an initial distaste turned into great inspiration.This podcast was hosted ...…
 
Happy Independence Day week! In this episode, Team Mousetalgia takes you on a trip to opening day of Disney California Adventure's Pixar Pier to ride the newly-themed Incredicoaster - but does it live up to the hype? Then, we celebrate the 55th anniversary of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room and Jeff has a mysterious encounter with Disneyland ...…
 
With a reticence towards partisan politics, museums are sometimes perceived to be neutral institutions, many avoiding taking a visible stand on issues. But can they really avoid being political when making choices about the allocation of resources, time, and energy? #MuseumsAreNotNeutral is “an initiative that exposes the fallacies of the neutr ...…
 
In this author talk, which took place at the Hagley Library on May 10, 2018, Wesleyan history professor Courtney Fullilove explains how Turkey Red Wheat became the predominant variety planted in the U.S. Great Plains in the late 19th century — the breadbasket of the world at the time. She explains how both plant explorers and Mennonite farmers ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
In episode eleven Tim & Lance talk to former swindler Turbo Paul Hendry about his thoughts on the Gardner heist, and how the artwork can be recovered. Visit Turbo's blog: http://arthostage.blogspot.com/ In Empty Frames Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna (Missing Maura Murray, Crawlspace) dig into the mystery of the greatest art heist of all time. ...…
 
We're joined by repeat guest Matt Luter to talk about all the fun Dave missed out on at the recent Illinois State University Wallace conference, held June 7-9, 2018. Topics covered include panel recaps, anagram alter egos, karaoke highlights, and all other manner of conference scoops. Almost as good as having been there!…
 
Gertrude Stein is often credited as a driving force behind Modernism and Cubism while her lifelong partner, Alice B. Toklas, is frequently left out of the story. Learn about this power couple and their roles as movers and shakers in the world of 20th century art.This episode is produced by Stuff You Missed in History Class © Stuff You Missed in ...…
 
For centuries, rumors of a huge, violent, long-necked monster have swirled around Africa's Congo Basin. Local tribes have pointed out images of brontosaurus as a dead ringer. Now, explorers believe the creature could be a boon for science or a mighty blow to evolution theory. What is the Mokèlé-mbèmbé?Podcast theme by Michael Guy BowmanListen t ...…
 
Team Mousetalgia talks Incredibles 2 on this week's show, and we discuss the latest news coming from the west coast Disney universe. First, Disney announces leadership changes for Pixar and Disney Animation, and we discuss what it might mean in terms of the direction of the company's animated features. Next, Disneyland announces changes in the ...…
 
What did urban workers do for fun in the 19th century? With not a lot of money, a grueling work schedule, and only Sundays off, it could be difficult to escape the routines of the city and its toil. In this episode, Marika Plater (Ph.D. candidate in history at Rutgers University) digs deep into the archives to get at how working-class New Yorke ...…
 
Every Wednesday, the Rubin Museum of Art presents a meditation session led by a prominent meditation teacher from the New York area. This podcast is a recording of the weekly practice. If you would like to attend in person, please visit our website at RubinMuseum.org/meditation to learn more.This program is supported in part by the Hemera Found ...…
 
Hear Mike Hulme, University of Cambridge, explores some of the many fascinating ways climates are historicized, known, changed, lived with, blamed, feared, represented, predicted, governed and, at least putatively, re-designed. Recorded 23rd April 2018. HumanNature is a landmark lecture series at the Australian Museum that offers a range of tal ...…
 
Women artists are often compared to one another but not to their male contemporaries. Learn how Mary Cassatt became one of the most important Impressionist painters of—and ahead of—her time by using the nineteenth-century Paris Opera House as an unlikely backdrop for feminist commentary. This episode is produced and hosted by Tamar Avishai © Th ...…
 
This week, Team Mousetalgia dips into the mailbag to answer your questions, with a theme of making the most of a first time trip to Disneyland. Topics this week include: Disneyland touring plans - yay or nay; keeping the magic alive in between trips to the parks; trip prep for Walt Disney World experts coming to the Anaheim Resort; character di ...…
 
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