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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. Leave us a review on iTunes, Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Instagram @MuseStories. Visit the Muse Curatorial Consulting Group website at www.MuseCuratorial.com. New podcasts every 2nd and 4th Tuesday!

Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. Leave us a review on iTunes, Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Instagram @MuseStories. Visit the Muse Curatorial Consulting Group website at www.MuseCuratorial.com. New podcasts every 2nd and 4th Tuesday!
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. Leave us a review on iTunes, Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Instagram @MuseStories. Visit the Muse Curatorial Consulting Group website at www.MuseCuratorial.com. New podcasts every 2nd and 4th Tuesday!

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Episodes

S3E2: The Unusual History of Pizza, Part 2

4/8/2019
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The history of pizza is so full of yummy goodness (and a few FDA-approved bug parts), that we had to separate it into 2 parts! Bon appetit!

Duration:00:20:44

S3E1: The Unusual History of Pizza, Part 1

3/26/2019
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Welcome to Season 3 of Muse Stories! What better way to celebrate than with some pizza? From pizza ovens made from Mt. Vesuvius lava rocks to flattened teeth from harsh pizza dough grains, we serve it all up in this week's episode. We've also created 2 videos to go along with this podcast, so check them out on www.MuseCuratorial.com or search Muse Stories on YouTube!

Duration:00:33:14

S2E10: Protecting Collections from Natural Disasters, Part 2

3/11/2019
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This week's podcast is Part 2 of the panel discussion Karen and Melanie participated on at the California Association of Museums conference. The Muse Stories podcast is the audio of that discussion. Part 2 is Melanie talking about the many ways museums can protect their objects from earthquakes, water damage, fires and accidents, and a nice Q & A at the end. Enjoy!

Duration:00:21:54

S2E9: Protecting Collections from Natural Disasters, Part 1

2/26/2019
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Karen Lacy, from Muse Curatorial Consulting Group, and Barbara Forsyth, from the Mingei Museum, participate in a panel discussion at the California Association of Museums. Part 1 is Karen's presentation on the 1978 fire at the San Diego Air & Space Museum that destroyed almost all of the collection. Barbara speaks on the recent move of the Mingei's entire 26,000+ collection due to building renovations, and what they are doing now with that clean slate.

Duration:00:37:49

S2E8: The Unusual History of Calendars, Part 2

2/11/2019
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Join cultural object preservationists, Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy, as they continue uncovering the unusual history of calendars! Special thanks to our podcast producer, Jessica Crossman. Follow us on Instagram @musestories and visit our website for all our videos and info www.MuseCuratorial.com.

Duration:00:32:58

S2E7: The Unusual History of Calendars Part 1

1/21/2019
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No matter who we are or what we do, calendars play a major role in our lives. We organize, plan, celebrate and count down with the use of a calendar. And we’re not the first ones. Early on, the first people would measure time by observing the period of light and dark that alternated continuously. The earliest calendars were strongly influenced by the geographic location of the people who made them. Put Part 2 of this podcast into your calendar now, because Part 1 may just surprise you!...

Duration:00:25:27

S2E6: The Unusual History of Birthdays

1/7/2019
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Once a year a special day comes and goes with either pomp and circumstance or indifference, depending on who you are. If you were an Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, you would celebrate the day you were born as a god, not the day you were born as a man. If you were in Ancient Rome, celebrating birthdays was super cool, complete with special cakes -- but only if you were a man.

Duration:00:36:32

S2E5: Christmas Edition

12/11/2018
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Muse Stories and Muse Curatorial Consulting Group! Because of the busy holiday season, we wanted to do a short podcast on our Christmas traditions, but we will be back in full force in January! In the meantime, stay safe, enjoy family and Happy New Year! www.MuseCuratorial.com @MuseStories

Duration:00:13:28

S2E4: The Unusual History of Pioneer Park

11/27/2018
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In a quaint neighborhood in San Diego, Pioneer Park is somewhere kids play and families picnic under the eucalyptus tress...not knowing that an estimated 4,000 bodies are buried in the ground beneath them. It's the perfect setting for another Poltergeist movie: They moved the tombstones, but not the bodies. Welcome to Muse Stories: The Unusual History of Every Thing, where today we take a look at the old Calvary Cemetery and its morbid history. Special thanks to our podcast producer, Jessica...

Duration:00:23:15

S2E3: The Unusual History of Doll Houses

11/13/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. This week they explore the unusual history of doll houses. Originally designed for adults, doll houses have a long history in Western culture. Meant as displays of wealth, they have become synonymous with childhood and the acting out of domesticity. Let's explore some of the miniature houses we recently came across. Visit Muse Curatorial Consulting Group at...

Duration:00:22:59

S2E2: Museum Ghosts

10/22/2018
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Objects surround us. They are witnesses to life events, love, joy, pain and death. Can these objects absorb the energies around them, leaving a ghostly mark? Some people who work with collections think so. Do you? Join cultural object preservationists, Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy, as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. Special thanks to our producer, Jessica Crossman; our graphic designer, Tasha Hobbs; and our loving families. Take our poll at the end of the podcast on our...

Duration:00:20:17

S2E1: Objects Of Protection

10/9/2018
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Throughout history people have been afraid of the unknown. The scratching on the window, the feeling of being watched, movement out of the corner of their eye. How can you protect yourself from what you can’t see? Many cultures have answered that question through the use of herbs, stones, amulets and prayers. Whatever the case may be, objects of protection are always around us. Join cultural object preservationists, Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy, as they uncover the unusual histories of...

Duration:00:19:37

S1E8: Interview with the San Diego Air and Space Museum

4/10/2018
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Karen interviews Gordon Permann, long-time volunteer at the San Diego Air & Space Museum Annex at Gillespie Field, on the Ryan X-13!

Duration:00:11:57

S1E7: The Unusual History of Bread Stamps: From Pompeii to Priests

4/3/2018
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The unusual history of ancient bread stamps will leave a lasting impression on the way you think about our favorite carb!

Duration:00:09:45

S1E6: The Unusual History of Cottage Ware

3/27/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. This week Karen is in Texas visiting her family, and shares with you her mom's vintage collection of Cottage Ware!

Duration:00:11:11

S1E5: The Unusual History of Straws

3/20/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In this week's episode, we talk about the first straw (but certainly not the last), and the development of the modern straw. We even demonstrate how to drink the Shamrock Shake the correct way!

Duration:00:16:29

S1E4: The Unusual History of St. Patrick's Day

3/13/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories of every thing. From eradicating snakes in Ireland to drinking shamrocks in your green beer, they cover it all in this episode! If you have an object or topic you'd like Muse Stories to explore, contact them at www.MuseCuratorial.com or on Instagram @MuseStories

Duration:00:21:22

S1E3: The Unusual History of Courtship, Part 2

3/6/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In Episode 3, they take another look at Courtship, since there were so many unusual practices in various cultures. From Love Huts to sweaty handkerchiefs, Muse covers it all! If you have an object or topic you'd like researched, contact Muse Curatorial Consulting Group today at www.MuseCuratorial.com or follow us on Instagram @MuseStories.

Duration:00:22:32

S1E2: The Unusual History of Courtship, Part 1

2/27/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In episode 2, we take a look at the unusual history of courtship from various cultures and in various time periods. From fans on the cheek, to apple slices under the armpit, there's something fascinating about it all, and we talk about it! If you have a topic you'd like Muse Stories to explore, contact Muse Curatorial Consulting Group at...

Duration:00:28:29

S1E1: The Unusual History of Gnomes

2/25/2018
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Muse Stories joins cultural object preservationists Melanie Dellas and Karen Lacy as they uncover the unusual histories hidden around us. In episode 1, they take a look at the unusual history of gnomes! If you have a topic you'd like Muse Stories to explore, contact Muse Curatorial Consulting Group at www.MuseCuratorial.com or on Instagram @MuseStories.

Duration:00:17:34