Why I’m striking

Today is the first of eight consecutive days of industrial action by members of the UCU – the University and College Union. I am participating. What is the strike about? We are university staff and members of the University and College Union (UCU) and we are taking strike action over falling pay, the gender and…

EAMENA exhibitions now online

Just a quick note to say that the seven pop-up exhibitions I helped to design and produce earlier this year and last for the EAMENA project are now available to browse online. Please do have a look and, if you have a moment, send the team your feedback. Thanks! Image: The Tunisia exhibition on display…

Some news and the future of this site

Pastures new, geddit? (Not an accurate representation of Milton Keynes.) So, I received some rather stunning and unexpected news a couple of weeks ago. After nine years of precarity, someone round here has finally got herself a permanent, full-time academic job! From the beginning of November 2019, I will be joining the Open University as…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

More about EAMENA

I recently co-wrote a blogpost for the EAMENA website with my colleagues Drs Sayantani Neogi and Julia Nikolaus. The blog post introduces the exhibition project, it’s aims and objectives. To read it, click the link below … The Cultural Protection Fund Pop-up Exhibition: the excitement of beginning the task