Museums n'That

Museums n'That
Oh, you want to know how to taxidermy a caterpillar? Same. Desperate to know about Bruce Springsteen’s archive? Sure. Need to know what a World Cultures Curator orders at a takeaway? Probably not, but you’re going to find out anyway.This is Museums n?

So it was flapping around a bit
Apr 3 • 36 min
Hold tight for sword fighting, Gandalf quotes and diggers that look a bit like hands. For the last episode of this first series, Meg and Sara interview Learning Officer Carl Newbould, who works with pupils with special educational needs and disabilities…
They call him fruit punch mouth
Mar 27 • 40 min
This one’s a corker. Discover why fish and chips are bad, who’s got tiny little teeth and the arty love affair that never actually quite happened.You’ll also do some very good learns too - what’s the deal with Henry Moore? Why is some art considered art…
Japanese tea flavoured KitKats, maybe
Mar 20 • 38 min
Meg and Sara get the tea on the wonderful country of Japan from Adam Jaffer, World Cultures curator at Leeds Museums and Galleries.We also discover what Humboldt Squids have to do with Peruvian mummies, the incredible commitment of the Shinto monks and,…
I just like the word ‘mooli’
Mar 13 • 38 min
Meg and Sara interview Chris Sharp, Assistant Community Curator at Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills and Thwaite Watermill, and owner of the longest job title in history.Chris talks through his work with local community groups, and how he…
It was an orange and we had no idea what to do with it
Mar 6 • 42 min
Meg and Sara interview Errin Hussey, Archivist for the Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Museums and Galleries.Errin spills the beans on what archives actually are: how they’re stored, how you should hold them and what happens when the thing you’re…
Slugs in ethanol and Julia Roberts
Feb 26 • 42 min
In this first episode, Meg and Sara introduce themselves before interviewing Rebecca Machin, Curator of Natural Science at Leeds Museums and Galleries.Find out why preserving a caterpillar is especially gross, how one very special gorilla came to be in…
Museums n’That Trailer
Feb 14 • 1 min
Ey up and welcome to Museums n’That, a new podcast from Leeds Museums and Galleries. Museums attract passionate people like moths to a flame, and this podcast gets to the very heart of the things that make them tick, by asking the questions that you…