New Museum School podcasts 2020

Officially announcing the second series of the New Museum School Podcasts from Culture&. From October 2019 – May 2020, I worked with 18 of our New Museum School trainees and podcast producer Catriona Oliphant from Chrome Media, as they researched, wrote and recorded their own podcasts on themes relevant to their work-placements and interests. IContinue reading “New Museum School podcasts 2020”

Behind the Scenes at the Museum – book launched

Your access-all-areas guide to the world’s most amazing museums! Last year I worked with the fantastic editorial team at DK books as the lead consultant on this new children’s book all about museums. The aim was to give children an an exclusive tour of the world’s most exciting museums and discover their hidden treasures. ItContinue reading “Behind the Scenes at the Museum – book launched”

Developing Emotions – resources launched

As you may know, I am currently doing my PhD in the Centre for the History of the Emotions at Queen Mary University. Recently, I was lucky enough to be involved, in the capacity as a cultural heritage consultant, in the Developing Emotions schools project, led by the wonderful Living with Feeling team. Developing Emotions isContinue reading “Developing Emotions – resources launched”

Sensory social club

Last week I went to visit one of our Culture& trainees, Chloe, at London South East College Bexley to observe her delivering workshop for the college’s transition day. Chloe is completing her traineeship at the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre, Royal Museums Greenwich in the collections care and conservation team. Chloe and her colleague HelenContinue reading “Sensory social club”

Podcast launch

Our New Museum School trainees have all written, recorded and produced their own podcasts about issues, objects, collections and narratives inspired by their placements at their host museums. I’m so proud of them! You can listen to them here: https://www.cultureand.org/podcasts/  

The Isolated Baronet

How can we plan and design ethical interpretations of difficult histories and personal experiences? Today I went to Calke Abbey for a conference run by the National Trust and Leicester University Museum Studies on their new collaboration and exhibition ‘HumanKind‘. To mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Henry Harpur, ‘The Isolated Baronet’, thisContinue reading “The Isolated Baronet”

Cyborgs: Friday Late at the Wellcome Collection

The organisation I work for, Culture&, is curating a really exciting night of music, film and performances at the Wellcome Collection on Friday 15th March on the theme of Cyborgs. Culture& is excited to announce ‘Cyborgs’, our Friday Late Spectacular curated in collaboration with the Wellcome Collection. Join us for an evening of irreverent performance,Continue reading “Cyborgs: Friday Late at the Wellcome Collection”

Everyone’s different, let’s celebrate it!

Since November last year I’ve been working with charity Heart n Soul on a new Key Stage 2 schools page for their Big 30 website. Heart n Soul is a creative arts charity that believes in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities. It is based at the Albany in Deptford and it’sContinue reading “Everyone’s different, let’s celebrate it!”