S03E08: Road Trip Special

Join us for a special episode when Kloe and Jenny go on a road trip to Cambridge! (Please note: this episode has VERY varied audio quality through-out due to different recording settings.) We talk about opening events, meet up with Christina, visit Kirstie Williams and Karen Horton at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, interview Natalie Jones about the museum decant, and attend the opening ceremony for the refurbished Museum of Zoology.

00:00:52 Going for a ride in the car and memories of a decant
00:06:25 News in brief
00:10:18 Our experiences of opening events
00:27:00 Types of opening events and who gets invited?
00:32:58 Christina gives us a tour of MAA
00:42:24 Jenny and Kloe in the new zoology galleries
00:45:54 Interview with Natalie Jones
00:50:04 Summary of the event
01:02:41 Comments, questions, and corrections
01:03:38 Vintage Museums Journals
01:11:58 Patreon shout-out!

Show Notes:
– Cambridge zoology museum to reopen after £4.1m revamp: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jun/18/cambridge-university-zoology-museum-reopen-david-attenborough
– Surge in illegal metal detecting at Hadrian’s Wall: https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/surge-illegal-metal-detecting-hadrian-wall
– Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building extensively damaged: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44504659
– Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jun/15/inscribed-7th-century-window-ledge-tintagel-cornwall
– Royal Academy of Arts exhibition ‘Oceania’ in September: https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/oceania
– Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology exhibition ‘A Survival Story – Prehistoric Life at Star Carr’: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/a-survival-story-prehistoric-life-at-star-carr/
– Sir David Attenborough in conversation with Liz Bonnin: https://www.museum.zoo.cam.ac.uk/whats-on/sir-david-attenborough-conversation
– National Manuscripts Conservation Trust: https://www.nmct.co.uk/
– York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship: http://www.conservationyork.org.uk/home.aspx
– The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust: https://www.qest.org.uk/

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson and Kloe Rumsey.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Additional sound effects and music by Calum Robertson.

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A Wooden Dice production, 2018.

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