Developed by Andrew Tran ’26, Summer 2023 Education and Shop Assistant, this podcast series explores the lives of different staff members in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. This project aims to increase the visibility of the Museum and solidify the institution as an educational resource welcoming to all perspectives and audiences.
Often, there is the perception that the “army” handling the operations behind museum exhibitions and artifacts remain hidden behind the curtain. The podcast will include an intro episode and 13 interview episodes; each is be 12-20 minutes long. I ask willing staff members about how they individually found their way to the museum field, how they envisioned art becoming part of their careers, their daily tasks, the obstacles they face during events (such as Night at the Museum and the Summer Opening), and how their jobs differ during the academic term and summer period, among other topics.
Explore the podcast series here: https://courses.bowdoin.edu/walker-wisdom-2023/