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

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

Update: 2019-02-28
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S02/E07: 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 their assumptions about work. In this episode, I talk to staffers Beth Maloney and Auni Gelles about how an experimental interactive and a new job description are pushing the museum beyond more traditional education and interpretation methods.

This episode is sponsored by Grove History Consulting.


Featured songs in this episode are by The Bumper Jacksons, off their new album, I Never Met a Stranger.

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

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

Hannah Hethmon