If You Can’t Arboretum… Season 2 | Episode 3
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
Join your Museum Weirdos as they venture outdoors to explore a lesser-known type of museum: arboretums! And what better place to explore than right here on the beautiful University of Iowa campus arboretum? With over 300 species and thousands of individual trees, there's plenty to take in. So take a step outdoors and enjoy the springtime air as we take a look at arboretums! Museum Weird is presented by the Pentacrest Museums at the University of Iowa ..read more
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Spooky Museums | Season 2 Episode 1
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
Join new Museum Weirdos Mae and Mason on a chilling tour of some of the spookiest museums in America as we gear up for Halloween. We’ll hit the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, the Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California, and bring it back to Iowa at the Villisca Axe Murder House. Grab your favorite Halloween candy and a flashlight and get ready to get spooky!  Edgar Allan Poe Museum- https://poemuseum.org/  Winchester Mystery House- https://www.winchestermysteryhouse.com/  Villisca Axe Murder House- https://www.villiscaiowa.com/  Museum Weird is prese ..read more
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Race in Museums | Episode 7
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In this episode, Seth & Lea discuss ways in which museums can begin to decolonize their spaces, to make them welcoming and accessible for all ..read more
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Pop Culture in Museums | Episode 6
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In this episode, we discuss all things pop culture! Current trends, movies, and music are not typically the focus of a museum, however, in this episode, we examined museums that highlight current pop culture, creating immersive experiences for visitors. We questioned what constitutes something like an artifact and what purposes these museums serve. Join us in examining pop culture within museums! For updates on Museum Weird, make sure to follow our Instagram @pentacrest.museums.  ..read more
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Presidential Museums & Libraries | Episode 5
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In this episode, we explore some of America's presidential past through the lens of their libraries and museums. Can presidential museums remain free from bias? Who collects objects for these museums? Find out in this episode of Museum Weird, featuring an interview with Marcus Eckhardt, a curator at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum ..read more
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Weird Museums | Episode 4
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In this episode, we take "Museum Weird" quite literally, as we explore some odd and unusual museums around the world. TW: Discussions of human remains and bodily functions. Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @pentacrest.museums for updates on future episodes ..read more
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Museum Thefts and Heists | Episode 3
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In this episode, we discuss the mystery behind some of the most famous museum thefts around the world, both solved and unsolved, including some right here at the Pentacrest Museums. Make sure to follow us on Instagram at @pentacrest.museums for updates on future episodes ..read more
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Museums in Movies | Episode 2
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In this episode, with our special guest, Carolina Kaufman, we discuss museum depictions in movies and the discrepancies within them. We talk about Night at the Museum, National Treasure, Black Panther- and much more! Are the depictions within these movies accurate? Are they harmful or helpful? Tune in to find out! Museum Movie Recommendation List: Night at the Museum (Especially the 3rd installation!), National Treasure, Museo, House of Wax, Pink Panther, The Relic, Goldfinch, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Stay Museum Weird ..read more
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Haunted Museum Happenings | Episode 1
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
11M ago
In our first episode, we approach the topic of haunted happenings in our own museums; The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums, as well as in the Smithsonian, The Cleaveland Museum of Art- and more!  ..read more
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If You Can’t Arboretum… Season 2 | Episode 3
Museum Weird
by University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums
2y ago
Join your Museum Weirdos as they venture outdoors to explore a lesser-known type of museum: arboretums! And what better place to explore than right here on the beautiful University of Iowa campus arboretum? With over 300 species and thousands of individual trees, there's plenty to take in. So take a step outdoors and enjoy the springtime air as we take a look at arboretums! Museum Weird is presented by the Pentacrest Museums at the University of Iowa ..read more
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