Best Museum podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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Classical Music Podcasts from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
 
The Museum of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008. It is hosted by John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, and later at Southampton Solent University). He acts as the head of the (fictional) titular museum, while a panel of three guests � typically a comedian, an author and an academic � each donate to the museum an �object� that fascinates them. The radio medium ensures that the suggested exhibits can be a ...
 
The National Museum of Australia's audio series explores Australia's social history: Indigenous people, their cultures and histories, the nation's history since 1788, and the interaction of Australians with the land and environment. The series includes talks by curators, conservators, historians, environmental scientists and other specialists.
 
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.
 
Tracing the histories of antiquities and landmarks that have been destroyed or looted in Iraq and Syria, India and Pakistan.
 
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 ...
 
An audio theater miniseries written by Charles Russell
 
Expand your world with talks about science, history, and culture held across the Natural History Family of Museums: the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, the La Brea Tar Pits Museum, and the William S. Hart Park and Museum.
 
From the Just A Story team, comes a bi-weekly, serialized experimental storytelling podcast which explores historical legends through the artifacts on display in the Audio Dime Museum. Part guided tour, part radio drama; each episode presents the curious story of one object from the collection. Meet your guide on this journey, The Curator, and learn her secrets as you delve into the world of possibility, magic and the unknown. Merging the suspenseful style of mystery with the conventions of ...
 
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Museum Archipelago
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Welcome to Museum Archipelago, a museum podcast guiding you through the rocky landscape of museums and surrounding culture. Museum Archipelago believes that no museum is an island and museums are not neutral (https://twitter.com/hashtag/MuseumsAreNotNeutral).Each episode, host Ian Elsner (http://ianelsner.com) brings you to a different museum around the world, diving into institutional structural problems and introducing you to those working to fix them, all under 15 minutes. For more inform ...
 
The Speeches of President John F. Kennedy is a podcast series of the most memorable and historical speeches delivered by John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States. Each episode features a brief introduction by former Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum Curator Frank Rigg, who gives the historical context of each speech.
 
Comedy historian Robert Ross interviews comedy stars about their work as well as their personal favourites and influences.
 
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world's preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education and exhibition. The Museum is renowned for its exhibitions and scientific collections, which serve as a field guide to the entire planet and p ...
 
The Motor Pool is a podcast which focuses on the vehicles that made a difference in World War II and what significance they played
 
During the Museum Audio Tour, you'll enjoy background information about the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and learn about the people who flew them and the crews that maintained them.
 
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The Museum Life
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Museums attract millions of visitors and employ thousands. The Museum Life, hosted by Carol Bossert, charts the growth and development of this cultural business. Museum Life showcases leaders in the field who provide perspective on current issue as well as creative thinkers who are impacting the future of museums. The Museum Life is broadcast live every Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel.
 
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting.
 
BBC Radio 4 comedy sketch show broadcast from 2004 to 2006 in 18 episodes written and performed by Marcus Brigstocke, Danny Robins & Dan Tetsell. It is set in the "Museum of Everything", an apparently infinite space housing exhibitions on everything from the history of stairs to the Greek buttock gallery, and an inescapable gift shop.
 
An archive of live events from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian, including music, dance, plays, symposia and more. True HD coming soon.
 
Kennedy Library Forums are a series of public affairs programs offered by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to foster public discussion on a diverse range of historical, political and cultural topics reflecting the legacy of President and Mrs. Kennedy's White House years. They are conducted as conversations rather than lectures.
 
Big band, jukebox favorites, swing, hit parade, the Great American Songbook, music from the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Whatever brings back memories for you. Danny Lane opens his "Trunkful of Memories". You'll say "those were the days"
 
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online. at www.philamuseum.org.
 
Stories you didn't know about the things you know!
 
Think of a museum. Any museum. Which works of art get to be displayed, and which don't, and why? Where do they keep all the unshown (or unshowable) pieces? And why do they keep them at all? And just how does one pack/ship/transport a priceless painting or sculpture? "Museum Confidential" is a new and unprecedented exhibition from Philbrook Museum of Art exploring such questions. "Museum Confidential: The Podcast" is a collaboration (to be posted twice monthly) between Jeff Martin of Philbroo ...
 
The Museum of Curiosity, is a comedy panel game on BBC Radio 4 that was first broadcast on 20 February 2008. It is hosted by John Lloyd (Professor of Ignorance at the University of Buckingham, and later at Southampton Solent University). He acts as the head of the (fictional) titular museum, while a panel of three guests � typically a comedian, an author and an academic � each donate to the museum an �object� that fascinates them. The radio medium ensures that the suggested exhibits can be a ...
 
During the Museum Audio Tour, you'll enjoy background information about the aircraft on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force and learn about the people who flew them and the crews that maintained them.
 
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The Music Museum
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The Music Museum is a repository of the greatest music ever played. From Classical to Doo Wop each show is a display of music that we all love. From the vault of our extensive collections you will travel back into musical history.
 
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The Fashion Museum
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The Fashion Museum is the finest museum in the world dedicated to the study of fashionable dress. It was founded by Bath City Council in 1963, following a substantial donation of historical fashionable dress by the eminent costume designer and collector Doris Langley Moore. Originally known as the Museum of Costume, the name changed to the Fashion Museum in 2007. This audioguide offers a tour around the Museum’s displays of corsets, crinolines, daywear, eveningwear and underwear and includes ...
 
The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011 new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were also unveiled.
 
The National Leprechaun Museum, the first ever attraction dedicated to Irish mythology, opens up a fun and magical world full of fascinating folklore, mythology and enchanting stories.
 
Taipei County Yingge Ceramics Museum, which opened in 2000, is Taiwan's first museum focusing primarily on ceramics. It is dedicated to preserving and promoting Taiwan's cultural heritage in ceramics, upgrading the ceramics industry, promoting ceramic art, conducting surveys on ceramics in Taiwan, as well as collecting and preserving ceramics. The full tour, available at the museum, has more than 65 stops for the Permanent Collection. For more information please visit http://www.ceramics.tpc ...
 
An audio theater miniseries written by Charles Russell
 
The Museum of the History of Science houses an unrivaled collection of historic scientific instruments in the world's oldest surviving purpose-built museum building, the Old Ashmolean on Broad Street, Oxford. By virtue of the collection and the building, the Museum occupies a special position, both in the study of the history of science and in the development of western culture and collecting.
 
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 ...
 
Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located in the historic Museum Stand at Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve. Here we present two special features: From The Archive, with highlights from our collection, and Last Over With Erin, a series of interviews with former-New Zealand players from Erin Campbell.
 
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.
 
A podcast of lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks, and other public programs offered by the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, part of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. Find the museum online at kemperartmuseum.wustl.edu.
 
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Sound Museum
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Your weekly guide to the music industry
 
Recordings of talks in which specialists and experts explore aspects of philately and the British postal service.
 
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Galway City Museum
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A selection of recorded Public Talks from Galway City Museum.
 
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From copy girl to editor at the age of 23, Ita Buttrose’s boundary-pushing career at The Telegraph, Cleo, The Australian Women’s Weekly and The Sunday Telegraph won her status as a feminist icon. The legendary media trailblazer, businesswoman, best-selling author and 2013 Australian of the Year continues her active leadership role as a committe ...…
 
When the American Writers Museum opened in Chicago in 2017, it became the first museum in the US to celebrate all genres of writing. Early in the planning phase, founder Malcolm O’Hagan made a couple of key decisions: no artifacts and no single curator. In this episode, the museum’s programs director Allison Sansone explains how these decisions ...…
 
This episode offers a chat with Alexis Light, Senior Manager of Media Relations and Marketing at The Frick Collection. She is that NYC museum's thought leader when it comes to public relations, marketing, and social media content. Also in this pod, we begin an occasional feature called "At a Museum in America." Our far-flung, gallery-going corr ...…
 
The campus of the Bulgarian National Museum of Military History in Sofia is defended on all sides by a garden of missiles and tanks. But as Director of Public Relations Deyana Kostova points out, many of the exhibits inside focus on the consequences of war rather than the tools of warfare. One of these exhibits, called 'The Little Man in the Gr ...…
 
In our Season Two opener we sit down with Bob Dylan Archive curator, Michael Chaiken to talk about how they’re trying to NOT make a museum with the forthcoming Bob Dylan Center. We also chat about his path to getting the position, music, and of course, Mr. Zimmerman himself.
 
This month Iszi presents the second part of the Members' exclusive lecture from Sir Barry Cunliffe and wonders how and why humans became seafarers. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from ...…
 
This year's Margaret Mead Film Festival reflects stories of resilience–portraits of strength and action by people who are rising up, breaking new ground, and pushing their communities forward. Collectively, our new centerpiece, highlights work from community organizations that train and support Indigenous and other filmmakers in telling their o ...…
 
Drawing on scholarship and activism connected to cultivation by Indigenous peoples, this talk - examines texts by Indigenous writers alongside historical and contemporary media texts about gardens and gardening to explore the diverse ways in which relationships (human and non-human) are mediated and nurtured through acts of gardening. Recorded ...…
 
This lively panel is hosted by Director and CEO of the Australia Museum Kim McKay AO and features 2017 Eureka Prize winners Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran, Dr. Emilie Ens and Dr. Bryn Sobott. The discussion covers a diverse range of topics including citizen science, science in challenging and remote settings, wearable technology and the pr ...…
 
Ariana Lee and Palace Shaw create The Whitest Cube, an excellent new museum podcast about people of color and their experiences with art institutions as artists, visitors, workers, activists, or casual admirers. The podcast interrogates the city of Boston and its museums through the lens of race. In this episode, Lee and Shaw talk about the rea ...…
 
Rose Fogel survived the Lodz Ghetto. She and her daughter Debbie Lewis visited the special exhibition "Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, and spoke with Peter Haskell about the personal impact of the exhibition.…
 
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 ...…
 
Cities tend to be much warmer than their surrounding areas, and global warming is exacerbating this heat island effect. Painting roofs white helps cool buildings and lower energy demand. In New York City, installing these reflective rooftops supports the City's goal to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2050.#climatechange #resilience #Ne ...…
 
On the occasion of a special exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, Michael Glickman (Museum President & CEO) explores the history the Lodz Ghetto photographs of Henryk Ross, and special guest Michael Goldstein (Museum visitor) recounts the stunning experience of walking through the exhibition and enco ...…
 
Here on Earth, volcanic eruptions are dramatic manifestations of our dynamic planet. Elsewhere in our solar system, awe-inspiring extraterrestrial volcanoes—both active and extinct—provide clues to planetary formation and hints of how life may have formed. Join us for a 360° virtual expedition to Mars’s massive shield volcano Olympus Mons, the ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Every few years Earth passes Mars in its orbit around the Sun. On July 31, 2018, the distance between Earth and Mars will be the shortest it's been since 2003—the red planet won't come this close again until 2035. Why will these neighboring planets be so close to each other, and what can we expect to see—either with the naked eye or through a t ...…
 
In this Last Over With Erin interview, Erin Campbell talks with 11-Test New Zealand all-rounder, John Sparling. From his knack to getting the great Bert Sutcliffe out to bowling an 11-ball over of legal deliveries, and being coached by Jim Laker, John shares his life in cricket.
 
Happy Shark Week! Shark teeth are among the most common vertebrate fossils you can find, and yet fossilized shark skeletons are harder to come by. Paleontologist and Curator Emeritus John Maisey explains how sharks' cartilaginous skeletons differ from those of bony fish, and why it's so hard to find complete skeletons in the fossil record.#Shar ...…
 
This month Iszi presents the Members' exclusive lecture from Sir Barry Cunliffe and wonders how and why humans became seafarers. The human impulse to conquer the sea stems from an inbuilt urge to explore and is perhaps the driving force in human history. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curi ...…
 
High in the Bulgarian mountains, Buzludzha monument is deteriorating. Commemorating early Bulgarian Marxists, it was designed to emphasize the power and modernity of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Buzludzha is now at the center of a debate over how Bulgaria remembers its past. Some people want to destroy it, some people want to restore it to it ...…
 
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 ...…
 
The Museum’s inaugural Prins Fellow, Dr. Tim Corbett, discusses his research on the history of Jews in Austria—with a focus on what Jewish cemeteries can reveal about Austrian-Jewish life and culture across time, and how these are distinct from the German-Jewish experience. Dr. Corbett also speaks about the roles of historians and museums in pr ...…
 
There were no children’s museums in the Balkans before Muzeiko opened in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2015. Days before Muzeiko’s historic opening, I interviewed Vessela Gercheva, the museum’s Programs and Exhibits Director. Gercheva talked about the challenges of opening the museum, not the least of which was how few people actually knew what a children ...…
 
Before we can make a plan to protect our oceans from climate change, we need to know what they were like before human impact. We haven’t been collecting ocean data for very long, but luckily one ocean marine organism has been keeping records for millennia: corals. Paleoceanographer Nathalie Goodkin shows us how looking at evidence of the past i ...…
 
This month Iszi presents the Members' exclusive lecture from Joyce Tyldesley and explores the creation of a cultural icon, from its ancient origins to its modern context: its discovery, its display, and its dual role as a political pawn and artistic inspiration. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious ...…
 
Margaret Middleton is an independent exhibit designer and museum consultant based in Providence, RI, USA. Middleton recently completed the design of the children's exhibits at the Discovery Museum in Acton, MA, USA. Driven by a background in industrial design and queer activism, Middleton is passionate about creating visitor-centered museum exp ...…
 
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 ...…
 
Forty years after the first Sydney mardi gras and months after Australia achieved marriage equality, we consider whether Australia has reached the end of the rainbow. Or has the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights just begun?
 
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 ...…
 
Happy Cephalopod Week! The weird and mysterious nautilus is a cephalopod, just like octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish. But how similar are these shelled critters to their relatives? Curator and paleontologist Neil Landman gives seven ways that the nautilus is unique among its evolutionary neighbors. #CephalopodWeek #Nautilus #Squid #Explainer # ...…
 
The Bulgarian National Polytechnical Museum is a science museum that also tells the story of Bulgarian and world history. The building itself once housed a museum of a Bulgarian communist leader, and the technical artifacts on display, from simple machines to Bulgarian-made computers from the 1980s present both scientific concepts and the polit ...…
 
Marine scientist Kelly Benoit-Bird explores the oceans' depths with acoustic technology to better understand animal behavior like schooling, cooperation, and predator-prey interactions. At the Museum's Ocean Luminaries event held on March 2, 2018, she discussed the challenges of studying animals that live in the dark, and how a robot equipped w ...…
 
Ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty makes the case that the oceans aren’t as vast as we think. At the Museum's Ocean Luminaries event held on March 2, 2018, he discussed the threat of pollution and how museum collections hold promise for the future of the world’s oceans. Chakrabarty is an associate professor and Curator of Ichthyology at Louisia ...…
 
At the Museum's Ocean Luminaries event held on March 2, 2018, engineer Kakani Katija discussed some of the incredible new tools and technologies scientists are using for undersea exploration. Katija is a principal engineer at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute where she investigates bio-inspired engineering design, experimental fluid ...…
 
L.A.’s first car hit the street 120 years ago, and through the smog and spaghetti-bowl freeways, L.A. is renowned for its car culture (and traffic). But we're starting to shift gears around here. We flirt with electric cars, pile into ride shares, trick out our bicycles, and hop aboard the Expo Line. In a city built for internal combustion, are ...…
 
Textiles play a central role in Islamic society, and reflect the enduring richness of Islamic culture. This lecture draws on textile artefacts displayed in the exhibition, ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’.
 
What was it like to live in Britain before the arrival of the Romans? This month Iszi presents the Members' exclusive lecture from Curator Julia Farley and explores what life was like for the farmers and warriors who lived in these islands over 2,000 years ago. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious a ...…
 
In episode 36 of this podcast, Bill Bradberry, Chair of the Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Area Commission, described encountering the glaring lack of cultural diversity within and around the museum industry, particularly in leadership. He cited the new Museum Studies program at Lincoln University as an example of a program that ad ...…
 
Tyrannosaurus rex is probably the first thing to pop into our heads when we hear the word “dinosaur.” The tyrant lizard king might be the most popular dinosaur there ever was. But...its reign came at the end of an era. There were other, equally fearsome predators before it, so how did tyrannosaurs come to wear the crown? In its time, and in our ...…
 
A reflection on the history of liberalism in Australia, from prime minister Alfred Deakin to prime minister John Howard, and a discussion on Defining Moments in Australian history.
 
The planets orbit the Sun in a fairly flat plane. How does that plane relate to the orientation of the Milky Way? If we could see the Sun moving among our night sky constellations, which direction would it be heading? Watch this video to learn how our solar system makes its way through our galaxy.#astronomy #space #solarsystem #MilkyWay #eclipt ...…
 
Until a few weeks ago, one of the only places in downtown New Orleans acknowledging the city’s slave-trading past was a marker in Congo Square, erected in 1997. The New Orleans Committee to Erect Historic Markers on the Slave Trade has since put up two new markers, one on the transatlantic slave trade along the Moonwalk and another on the domes ...…
 
Hear from Deborah Bird Rose from the School of Humanities and Languages at UNSW, as she examines the intersection of humans, animals and landscape, and the fragility of their relationships in the face of environmental crisis and loss. Recorded 8th March 2018. HumanNature is a landmark lecture series at the Australian Museum that offers a range ...…
 
Explore the meaning of the exhibition title, ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’, taken from a verse of the Holy Qur’an. This phrase is a source of inspiration and guidance for the Muslim world and beyond, reminding us of the value of respect and human equality.
 
What can corals reveal about how our oceans have changed over time? Paleoceanographer Nathalie Goodkin, an assistant curator in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, explains how she uses coral samples to look back in time at marine conditions and why this research is critically important for ...…
 
It's the City of Angels, but what kind of city is it? It's a place that, in just a handful of generations, grew from adobes and dirt roads to an architectural crazy-quilt built not on a human scale but on the scale of the Model T and the Humvee. In its third century, L.A. tries to reverse-engineer itself to become livable, walkable, and accessi ...…
 
The icy expanses of Antarctica were an unforgiving frontier for early explorers. Among them was Sir Douglas Mawson, who faced frostbite, exposure and exhaustion in his journeys across the frozen continent. He passed some of his time writing love letters to his wife back home. But how did he stumble on a meteorite in all that ice and snow? Our n ...…
 
View Shownotes As the oldest site of human habitation in North America, the Meadowcroft Rockshelter has a challenge: how to convey its mind-boggling timescale, spanning from prehistory to the 19th century? David Scofield, director of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, describes how the museum is designed to connect the big change ...…
 
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