I had a brilliant afternoon doing some research for my PhD at the new London Mithraeum exhibition and installation underneath the new Bloomberg offices in the City of London today. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this new cultural hub showcases the ancient temple, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavations, and a series of contemporary art … Continue reading Mist and mysticism at the London Mithraeum
Here are some photos from a recent project I worked on for UCL Culture From September – November 2017 I ran an Art Club for 15 Year 6 students at William Tyndale Primary School in Islington. We had workshop sessions every Wednesday from 3.45-5pm where we learnt about UCL Museums collections and objects from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Grant Museum of Zoology and the … Continue reading Shadow boxes
Congratulations to this year’s cohort of Strengthening Our Common Life (SOCL) trainees for successfully completing their Diplomas in Cultural Heritage! It’s been so great working with Culture& and all the trainees in my role as Assessor for the Diploma. It was a real pleasure getting to know you all and I’ve no doubt you’ll all go far in your careers and be inspiring and passionate … Continue reading Congratulations to SOCL Culture& trainees!
“Places are good if they connect people to each other and to the preceding generations that have walked that place and left their mark to be absorbed by those who inherit it.” Archibald, R. The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition. California, 2004 On Sunday 15 October I presented a paper at the International Council for Museums, CECA and DEMHIST conference, Relevance 2017, hosted by Historic … Continue reading The Lost City: How do we learn from places and spaces that no longer exist?
Wednesday 11 October, 7.30 – 9.30pm, British Library Culture& in association with the British Library commemorate the centenary of the birth of iconic jazz composer Thelonious Monk. Join us for an evening of live performance and an illustrated lecture that will bring a new dimension to classic tunes. Epitomising artistic originality, candid eccentricity and indifference to conventional rules of performance, Thelonious Monk emerged in the 1940s as one … Continue reading Theolnius Monk: Modernist Pioneer
I’m excited to have taken on the role as the Chair for the GEM Freelance Network. As a starter for 10, I wanted to invite all museum education freelancers/ consultants to a meeting at the Postal Museum on Tuesday 10 October 2017 from 5 – 6pm. There will be tea, coffee, biscuits, good chat and a chance to share ideas, challenges and opportunities. The purpose … Continue reading GEM Freelance Network meeting
Book now for our next GEM London CPD event at the Postal Museum on 10 October 2017, 6pm – 8pm This GEM Twilight event discusses approaches to making learning programmes educational, engaging and entertaining. The Postal Museum discuss working in partnership with a theatre company to develop their learning programmes. Other speakers from the museum and heritage sector and wider tourist industry to be announced … Continue reading GEM Twilight CPD – That’s Edutainment!