S12E07: Redevelopments

Together with special co-host Sean Kelly we talk about all things redevelopment: from the strange sensation of taking things off display, to the joy of opening the doors, and why museum work never stops. Also tune in for interviews with Georgina Young from Manchester Museum, Alex Cropper from Manchester Jewish Museum, and Chris Weeks from Manx National Heritage.

00:00:51 What’s happening in Paisley?
00:05:24 Putting collections in new places
00:07:44 The odd melancholy of a decant
00:13:47 Building design and collections care
00:19:21 How long does a big funding bid take?
00:23:04 Why do we redevelop and who decides?
00:29:06 The things people get upset about
00:39:51 How often do you redevelop?
00:45:27 Interview with Georgina Young
00:57:20 Interview with Alex Cropper
01:06:07 Interview with Chris Weeks

Show Notes:
– Paisley Museum and Art Galleries: https://paisley.is/paisley-museum-and-art-galleries/
– City of Culture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_City_of_Culture
– Carmarthenshire Museums and an old Debenhams: https://newsroom.carmarthenshire.gov.wales/2022/08/former-debenhams-building-to-be-used-to-bring-together-key-public-services-all-under-one-roof/#.Y494XOzP2A4
– ALA projects: https://www.ala.uk.com/selected-projects/
– The Wellcome thread everyone got oddly upset about: https://twitter.com/ExploreWellcome/status/1596091202381975552
– Wellcome gallery closure statement: https://wellcomecollection.org/pages/Y4TdMBAAACMApB14
– Ipswich Museum redevelopment: https://ipswich.cimuseums.org.uk/ipswichmuseumredevelopment/
– People being angry at Ipswich redevelopment plans: https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/local-council/20706027.ipswich-museum-addresses-petition-reassures-history-will-preserved/
– Article Kloe was quoting: https://www.victoriansociety.org.uk/news/ipswich-museum-under-threat-from-historically-insensitive-redevelopment
– What’s happening to the old Museum of London site: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/nov/27/museum-of-london-plans-to-demlish-site-bastion-house-sheppard-robson-diller-scofidio-renfro-centre-for-music
– Manchester Museum’s Hello Future redevelopment: https://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/about/hellofuture/
– Manchester Jewish Museum: https://www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com/
– Manx National Heritage: https://manxnationalheritage.im/
– Isle of Man TT Gallery project: https://manxnationalheritage.im/about-us/isle-of-man-tt-gallery/
– Zenzie Tinker Conservation: https://www.zenzietinker.co.uk/

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey, and Sean Kelly.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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A Wooden Dice production, 2022.

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