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Manchester Museum Podcast

11 EpisodesProduced by Manchester MuseumWebsite

Ideas have the power to change the world, and curiosity can lead to action. Along with special guests, the Manchester Museum will be sharing an open and honest conversation that will inform, entertain and inspire. We want to reframe how museums care and take action to build understanding, empathy an… read more

11 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

"What is creative ageing?" with Dr Virginia Tandy OBE

August 16th, 2021


What is creative ageing, and how can age friendly culture impact on our well being as we grow older?

Our guest on this episode of the Manchester …

"Nature's Rights - Who cares?" with Dr Martha Dietrich

August 2nd, 2021


What are 'Nature’s Rights', and who is prepared to stand up for them? 

Our guest in this episode is Dr Martha Dietrich, Assistant Professor of Social …

"What are 'Indigenous Rights'?" with Dr Christine J Winter

July 19th, 2021


When we talk about 'rights' and  'justice' are we assuming that there is a shared understanding or universal definition of what those are? In this episode, Manchester Museum's Curator of Indigenous Perspectives Dr …

"Do young people belong in museums?" with Dr Sadia Habib and the 'Our Shared Cultural Heritage' collective

March 29th, 2021


Do museums care about young people, and what can heritage organisations learn from young people about complex notions of belonging?

Dr Sadia Habib, …

"Can culture help us belong?" with Nakib Narat

March 15th, 2021


Nationally and globally populations are ageing, but the image of growing older isn't always a positive one. Through the Age Friendly Manchester …

"Do we understand refugee stories?" with Jenny Dakosta Van Mputu

March 1st, 2021


Now, more than ever, we find ourselves living through an age of forced displacement. It is estimated that there are roughly 70.8 million refugees worldwide. However, does society put enough effort into understanding and …

"How can museums tell LGBTQ+ stories?" with Dan Vo

February 15th, 2021


Historically, LGBTQ+ people and their histories have been absent from museum displays and narratives, how can museums start to tell LGBTQ+ stories? In this episode we are joined by Dan Vo, an advocate for LGBTQ+ …

"How do everyday objects tell our stories?" with Dr Denise Kwan

February 1st, 2021


What stories are hidden in everyday objects and why is telling these stories so important? In this episode we speak with Dr Denise Kwan, an artist, writer, and art lecturer whose project ‘Object-Stories of British …

"What are the legacies of colonialism?" with The Singh Twins

November 23rd, 2020


What are the legacies of colonialism and how do these legacies still affect us today? We speak to internationally acclaimed British artists, The …

"Who owns Egyptian heritage?" with Heba Abd El Gawad

November 9th, 2020


Egyptian artefacts appear in museums around the world, but how did they get there and why are Egyptian voices so often absent from the narratives around them?

Our guest in this episode is Heba Abd El Gawad, an Egyptian …

"Are we honest about our history?" with Kwame Boateng of The Black Curriculum

October 26th, 2020


Are we honest about our history and is what we teach representative of our true story? In this episode we speak to Kwame Boateng from The Black …

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