New year (-ish), new career

Exciting news… I have recently been taken on as a consultant by Tricolor Heritage¬†Development and Design. On Monday, we were interviewed for the first project I’ve been involved with and I’m pleased¬†to say that we won the bid to carry out visitor consultation at Abbey Pumping Station – my favourite museum in Leicester! Seriously, if…

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…

Boundary Objects Podcast

I’ve recently started a new fortnightly podcast under the Boundary Objects banner with my friend and colleague, Ceri Jones. We’re two episodes in. In the first episode we interviewed Elee Kirk about her research with young children and in the latest, we discussed aspects of academic publishing. The podcast is aimed at early career researchers…

Museum Studies Dissertation Reviews

I’ve just realised that I’ve made a serious omission on this blog – I haven’t yet written about one of the larger editing jobs I currently do. For the last couple of years I’ve been Field Editor for Museum Studies Dissertation Reviews. Dissertation Reviews: … features overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations [aka theses]…

Boundary Objects (Virtual) Symposium

Boundary Objects – the network for early career researchers working with museums and collections – is hosting its inaugural event this summer: a virtual pecha kucha-style symposium. More details are available on the Boundary Objects website.