Why We Work: Improving the Way Museums Work at The Baltimore Museum of Industry (Museums in Strange Places S02 E07)

Episode Description: Located in a waterfront 1860s oyster cannery in the Baltimore Harbor, The Baltimore Museum of Industry is trying to inspire and engage their visitors around the concept of work by telling the stories of historical workers. But in order to better fulfill this mission, the museum has to be constantly re-evaluating themselves and…

A Secular Gathering Place: The Sandy Spring Museum (Museums in Strange Places S02 E06)

The Sandy Spring Museum describes itself as “community-activated.” They want to be a secular gathering places, where people of different backgrounds can come together and build a sense of place and belonging. I visit the museum to speak with Executive Director Allison Weiss about the museum’s radically community-driven programming, the Quaker principles built into the…

Community Driven, Community-Led: The Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center (Museums in Strange Places S02 E03)

Prince George’s County, Maryland is one of the wealthiest African American communities in the US, a suburban enclave of Black excellence just outside Washington, D.C. But it wasn’t always that way. At the small (but mighty) Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center, the passionate young Executive Director, Maleke Glee, tells me about the…

A Temple to Intuition and Art: The American Visionary Art Museum (Museums in Strange Places S02 E01)

The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, is monument to outsider art, the creative spirit, and the search for truth. Step inside this glittering temple to intuition and inspiration to experience the museum’s marvelous “shows,” each of which comes from the singular mind of the museum’s founder and envisioner, Rebecca Alban Hoffberger.  DOWNLOAD EPISODE…

Now Available: Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Podcasting on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits

My new book is now available on Amazon as an e-book, paperback, and Audible audiobook! Your Museum Needs a Podcast: A Step-By-Step Guide to Podcasting on a Budget for Museums, History Organizations, and Cultural Nonprofits is available internationally as an e-book, paperback, and audiobook on Amazon. BUY THE BOOK TODAY   Here’s what it’s all about:…