20th and 21st June, 10am for 10:30, Signals Media Arts Centre, Colchester, FREE
Podcasts are essentially “DIY radio”. They are a digital audio recordings hosted on the internet for people to download and listen to. They are also a great way to reach audiences. You can share information about your collections, have conversations and debates with guests and even be a little experimental in how you talk about collections. They allow for intimate conversations with our audience, even if they are half-way around the world.
They live online, continuing to be accessed for months or even years after you initially launch them. You could record them for the general public, for an audience with a focused niche interest or as a learning resource for schools.
The frequency is up to you. You could do a time-limited series connected to an exhibition, or commit to doing something regularly once a month/fortnight/week.
It doesn’t matter that our collections are primarily visual, Neil MacGregor’s “History of the World in 100 Objects” series for the BBC was listened to by millions of people from around the world.
This two day training event will allow museums to learn more about podcasting, both the soft skills of talking on radio and how to conduct and interview, and the technical side of recording, editing and uploading.
To book, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You may be interested in this list of museum podcasts, compiled by Museum Hack