Matthew Burchette joined The Museum of Flight in late 2019 as our Senior Curator, launching a new stage in a career spanning several decades of supporting museums in their quest to tell amazing stories and spark inspiration. In today’s episode of The Flight Deck, host Sean Mobley chats with Matthew about his career briefly before moving into a behind-the-scenes discussion on some of the philosophical underpinnings behind our museum and some of the big questions we wrestle with, questions like: How do we decide what to make an exhibit about? Whose story do we tell? What are we looking for when someone comes in the door wanting to donate an artifact? If you’ve ever been curious about some of the thought processes that go into the day-to-day operations and big-picture visions of a museum, or been curious just how someone becomes a curator at a major museum, this will be an enlightening conversation.
Interested in donating an artifact to The Museum of Flight? Click here to learn more about what we’re looking for and how to contact us to set up an evaluation.
Did Matthew’s comments about the refresh of our World War II exhibit debuting this summer pique your interest? Keep your eyes on our calendar and email list to stay up-to-date with what’s coming up as we commemorate the 75th Anniversary of V-E Day and V-J Day this summer.
Producer: Sean Mobley
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