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…

Just published: A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage

I am delighted to announce that A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage, the latest in the Leicester Readers series published by Routledge, is now available to buy. Co-edited by myself, Sheila Watson and Katy Bunning, the book draws on existing work and brand new chapters written by academics from across the world. Here’s the blurb from…

Heritage: A Museum Studies Approach

The manuscript is nearly finished and close to submission, and we have a publication date for Heritage: A Museum Studies Approach; the new Leicester Reader in Museum Studies co-edited by Sheila Watson, Katy Bunning and myself. It should, according to the Routledge website, be available from 30 Jan 2018. More details on the Routledge website (note…

Heritage and Interpretation (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)

A quick heads-up: The new Leicester Reader that myself, Sheila Watson and Katy Bunning have been working on over the last eighteen months to two years finally has a publication date (30 June 2017) and is now listed on Amazon. Image via Christian Ostrosky on Flickr, used under a Creative Commons license.

New Chinese Propaganda pages on the British Library website

Great news! The British Library now has an online guide to the Chinese Propaganda poster collection, which includes a downloadable list of posters with their shelfmarks, based on the catalogue I put together at the end of last year.    

Draft programme: The Museum in the Global Contemporary: Debating the Museum of Now

The draft programme for the forthcoming Leicester Museum Studies Fiftieth Anniversary Conference is now available on the ‘Global Contemporary’ website (where you can also book a place). Me and Malika Kraamer will be presenting a paper – ‘Unplaced heritage: Making identity through fashion’ – on Wednesday, 20th April, which is based on the chapter we’re…

What makes a good museum? The Art Fund knows

Some time ago I was commissioned by The Conversation to write a short article on the Art Fund prize. Thanks to The Conversation’s open access policy and use of Creative Commons licenses, I am free to republish the article here (originally published July 11, 2014). Image: Yorkshire Sculpture Park (the winner of the 2014 Museum of the…