Join Kylie Holloway and Zak Martellucci for an insider experience of the museums you miss the most. On each show, we’ll celebrate an incredible museum and the people who work to make it great. We’ll explore the strange, sublime, and secret stories behind the work on display and we’ll close out the show with an exclusive conversation with a guest expert about the collection and how the museum world is coping with this uncertain time. Since we can't get to most museums in person at the moment, we're bringing you their amazing stories via a virtual presentation!
For this experience, we'll be exploring the stories from The Bakken Museum and talking with Adrian Fischer, the Curator of Exhibits and Collections!
Adrian Fischer is the Curator of Exhibits and Collections at The Bakken Museum. He received his MA in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine from the University of Minnesota and his MS in Meteorology from Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. As the head of Exhibits and Collections at The Bakken Museum, he is responsible for the care, management, and accessibility of the museum’s artifact, rare book, art, and ephemera collections, as well as overseeing development, installation, and maintenance of the museum’s exhibits. He has been at The Bakken for 11 years and has been involved in a wide variety of projects related to the history of Medical Alley, ethics in science, and creating opportunities for deep discussion on science and technology in society.
A historic mansion, unique collections, medicinal gardens, dynamic exhibits, and rich education experiences; The Bakken Museum truly has something everyone can enjoy. Since 1975, The Bakken Museum has been committed to nurturing a passion for science in visitors from around the world. The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.
Zak Martellucci is a storyteller, science communicator and huge nerd who has worked in the museum space for the last 7+ years. He is also a host of VERSUS, a monthly interactive debate show at Caveat in NYC. Find him on Twitter @ZakMartellucci and Instagram @zzzzzzak!
Kylie Holloway is a performer and live events producer who uses comedy to celebrate the forgotten women of history and artists you should know about. You can catch her as the host of Nevertheless She Existed: a comedy podcast unearthing groundbreaking women of yore, or as a tour guide at museums across the country. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @KylieHolloway_!
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