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April 14, 2023

Museums and ChillMuseums and Chill – How Architecture Shapes The Museum Experience

Museums and Chill is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcast!

In this first episode of Museums and Chill, we delve into the fascinating world of museum architecture and how it influences the overall museum experience

From the iconic Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain, to the Louvre Museum in Paris, we explore how museum buildings can shape our perceptions and interactions with art and history.

Join us as we speak with Kate Wagner from McMansionHell: a blog that aims to educate the masses about architectural concepts, urban planning, environmentalism and history by making examples out of the places we love to hate the most: the suburbs.

Whether you’re an architecture enthusiast, museum lover, or simply curious about the intersection of art and design, this episode is sure to provide valuable insights into the power of museum architecture to inspire, educate, and transform. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this episode of Museums and Chill!

This episode’s host

Alexandra Fernández Coego former Head of Communications and Public Relations of the International Council of Museums. Before joining ICOM, Alexandra was a correspondent in Paris for the newspaper La Voz de Galicia and worked as a journalist for several media outlets. She holds a degree in Journalism from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Masters in Investigative Journalism from the European Institute of Journalism.

This Episode’s Guests

Kate Wagner from McMansion Hell, which roasts the world’s ugliest houses from top to bottom, all while teaching about architecture and design. Since its launch in July 2016, the blog has been featured in a wide range of publications, including the Huffington Post, Slate, Business Insider and Paper Magazine.


All opinions expressed by the podcast’s guests are so current opinions and do not reflect the opinions of The International Council Of Museums. The podcast’s guests opinions are based upon information they consider reliable, but neither ICOM nor its affiliates warrant its complete accuracy, and it should not be relied upon as such.