February 08, 2007

Burke Museum Podcasts are here!

Posted by: Rebecca Durkin


From the minds that brought you Burke Blog comes the all new Burke Museum Podcasts – a podcast series featuring episodes that put you behind-the-scenes at the Burke Museum. We’re ambitiously kicking things off with two episodes:

Real-Life Adventures of a History Detective with Wes Cowan
Did you miss the January talk with Wes Cowan, star of the PBS hit History Detectives and frequent guest appraiser on Antiques Roadshow? Listen in as the Kentuckian discusses his antiquing adventures, including his encounter with the legacy of Bonnie & Clyde.

Unburied Treasures: Artifact ID Day
Hear what museum visitors and Burke experts had to share at this year’s Artifact ID Day event. Listen in on experts as they decipher unidentified artifacts, hear audience reactions, and learn about what makes this day such a hit in our community.

A big thanks to Karyn Gregory and May Evans for their hard work in putting these episodes together, and to musician Chris Pesce for providing the terrific jingle. Stay tuned for the next episode where we’ll go behind-the-scenes with UW students in an all new Burke and UW collaboration: Burke 101.


Guest expert Wes Cowan (bottom right) investigates a model ship on Artifact ID Day. Listen to Burke Museum Podcasts to learn all about the antique.

Burke Director Dr. Julie Stein and Burke Fossil Preparator Bruce Crowley investigate a geological specimen at Artifact ID Day.

- Rebecca