TAM 2023 Workshop: Preserving History through Podcasting
Join the Museum of South Texas History at their Workshop at TAM 2023 SATX!
TAM 2023 ConferenceWitte Museum
San Antonio, TX 78209
* Registration open until 4/25/23 at 3:45 PM ()
Preserving History through Podcasting
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Digital media is consumed every day through visual and audio arts. How does an institution break through the noise? Highlighting a museum’s collections is a great way to start building direct relationships with its audiences through digital platforms such as social media. However, this can limit the scope of storytelling. Many artifacts and collections lack provenance or pedagogical ways to present history to those who do not have an academic background. It is important for museums or institutions with a mission to present history to collaborate with communities who are not exclusively mentioned in galleries or exhibits. To provide a practical case study, the Museum of South Texas History will share the ups and downs of producing a podcast. Its only purpose was to supplement the museum’s galleries which lack many historical perspectives but now has become a way to merge modern storytelling and history. During this workshop, participants will also learn how to identify within their own institutions which stories to tell through podcasting, how to incorporate their own practices to producing a podcast and how to disseminate. Participants will also have the chance to learn about audio equipment and how to use it.
This workshop is part of the TAM 2023 Annual Conference in San Antonio. All attendees must first be registered for the conference at large here.
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Pamela Morales de Hendricks
Museum of South Texas History
Pamela Morales de Hendricks is a true Rio Grande Valley native. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from the University of Texas-Pan American. Before a career at the Museum of South Texas History in Edinburg, Texas, she worked government media relations, earning recognition from the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. In 2015, she joined MOSTHistory to expand media production, and also manages public relations, traditional and social media advertising and marketing, and occasionally acts as on-air talent. She’s part of the museum team that earned two awards for Media Innovation & Excellence from the Texas Association of Museums in 2022.
Museum of South Texas History
José “Tony” Peña is the Communications Assistant at the Museum of South Texas History. He graduated from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. With previous experience as a freelance photographer and videographer, he focuses now on producing quality multimedia content for MOSTHistory's Communications team. He is most proud of the work produced through the Traveling Through Time Virtual School Tour Series, which earned a Gold Award for Media Innovation & Excellence from the Texas Association of Museums in 2022. This award-winning series is a product of the museum staff’s unwavering dedication to preserve and present the history and heritage of the borderland region.