Okay, I can't help but think about the famous Australian line, "Now that's a knife."
Mal Booth, Head of Research Centre, at the Australian War Memorial Museum comes word of museum podcasting from down under ...
We've just ventured out for the first time into podcasting. These are designed to accompany a 'treasure trail' in our museum over summer (in the southern hemisphere). They are our first shot at it and I don't think many if any others down here have tried, so subscribe or have a listen. (I like the podcasts MoMA Audio do and we've used them as a bit of a role model, even though we are a history museum.)
We recorded them so that would best be enjoyed on an MP3 player in front of the object in the museum, thus tying the website and its content to actual visitors. So, they don't include basic material about these objects that can be found in the text panels or the displays themselves.
This raises a question in my mind as to whether any museums are or will create podcasts for virtual visitors or just as a tool for actual, real-time visitors?