New freelance services for museums and heritage, arts and cultural organisations

A quick post about my new freelance services. I’m offering: desk-based audience and content research analysis of audience research data editing and proofreading report writing; and writing and editing of interpretive text Please see the dedicated page on my website for more information. There’s a contact form there too for any enquiries. Image by Janko…

Sprout: What’s your tendency?

Note: This post contains affiliate links. Do any of you recognise this scenario? You know what’s good for you. You’d like to do it. But there’s something holding you back. You find yourself resisting even though you know that seminar would be worth going to or that yoga class would do you some good? You…

New blogpost for the EAMENA project

The second part of my blogpost series on designing a pop-up exhibition has recently been posted to the EAMENA website. In it I write about selecting images and writing accessible text for successful engagement with non-specialist audiences. Incidentally, the Egypt exhibition is currently at the Biblotheca Alexandrina (until 27th Feb 2019). Photographs courtesy of the…

Sprout: What coaching is (and what it isn’t)

A little while ago I mentioned I was planning on starting a coaching offer for final year PhD students and early career researchers (ECRs). It’s become increasingly clear to me that there is a real need for genuinely affordable advice and support. And, as a one-time PhD student, ECR and now precarious academic, I understand…

New job!

I am delighted to be able to write that I have been appointed as an Associate Tutor at the University of Warwick, based within the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies. I will be leading the MA module, ‘Museums and Heritage: Policy and Practice’ starting next week. An exciting new challenge for 2019! Photo…

Revolutionary nian hua at the British Library: new paper

A short article I’ve written about the British Library’s collection of revolutionary nian hua (‘New Years prints’) has recently been published – in Chinese translation – in the latest issue of the Nianhua Journal of the Feng Jicai Institute (p. 27). The paper is based on a blog post I wrote during my BICC Postdoctoral…

Coming soon! Coaching for final year PhDs and ECRs

As some of you may know, I am developing a coaching business aimed at final year PhD students and early career researchers. If you identify with either of these groups, I would be super grateful if you wouldn’t mind spending a few moments filling in my pre-launch survey. It won’t take more than a couple…

The EAMENA exhibition project – progress

The exhibition project that I’ve been working on since the beginning of July has reached an exciting phase – our first set of banners were printed this week and should, at the time of writing (Friday morning), be on their way to Egypt ready to go on show and, hopefully, inspire local people to engage…