The Timber Detective Agency – an investigation of weird university collections

Over the past year I have been interviewing a range of curators, academics, and artists about the weird and wonderful things that universities have stashed away in their research collections and its now available to listen to online (and hopefully as an RSS stream for podcasters soon). You can hear interviews with a real life timber detective and enjoy a tour of the weird wood library (xylarium) at the Australian National University, hear from Indigenous composers writing music for an eighteenth-century piano and enjoy the stories of heritage experts who have been restoring mid-century furniture and exploring how design played a role in the history of Canberra. We had fun making it and learned a lot so I hope it’s fun to listen to as well!

All episodes at the link below:

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