Audio and Video

New Activist Museums

A seminar with Jess and Matt Turtle, founders of the Museum of Homelessness, and E.J. Scott, founder of the Museum of Transology.

May 2021 1hr 20mins

Visualizing data about UK museums

Alex Poulovassilis explains how the research team developed the data visualisations for the Mapping Museums project.

April 2021, SAGE Research Methods: Data Visualization, Video, 14 minutes

Meeting the founders: The Mapping Museums Archive launch

A seminar with three people who founded museums to mark the launch of the Mapping Museums Oral History Archive at Bishopsgate Institute. Introduced by Prof Fiona Candlin and chaired by Dr Toby Butler, it features a Q&A with Steve Allsop (Ingrow Loco), Anne Read (Museum of North Craven Life) and Geoff Burton (RAF Ingham Heritage Centre)

February 2021, Video, 1hr 26mins

New Thinking On Museums

BBC Radio 3 programme where Fiona Candlin talks about her interview-based work with people who set up their own museums.

October 2020, podcast 45 mins

The Plastic Phoenix

A short film about the Bakelite Museum in Somerset. Made by the Derek Jarman Lab in collaboration with Fiona Candlin, it focuses on the closure of the museum.

May 2020, film, 18 minutes

Village Life, the Cold War, and the Beeching Cuts: Opening museums in the UK

Fiona Candlin presents initial findings from the Mapping Museums project at the Birkbeck Seminar ‘Small Museums in a Global Context’.

June 2019, filmed lecture, 26 minutes

What is a Museum? (And how would we know?)

Fiona Candlin explains how the research team decided which venues to include in the Mapping Museums database.

May 28th 2019, filmed lecture, 41 minutes