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…

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…

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…

New job!

Today I started a new job in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. For the next six months, I will be a Research Associate on the EAMENA project (‘Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa’) (see below), developing and designing pop-up exhibitions to travel seven different countries…

Back to Goddard: a pop-up exhibition at 31 Granby Street

The architect Joseph Goddard (1840-1900), designed many of Leicester’s Victorian landmarks, including the Clock Tower (incidentally celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year), but arguably his masterpiece was the Gothic-revival Midland Bank (latterly HSBC and originally built on behalf of the Leicestershire Bank) on Granby Street; a Grade II* listed building constructed between 1872-74. The building…

Save Garden Street Island!

A quick post in the eye of the storm between lectures and seminars (more about that later), to urge my readers (assuming I have any readers!) to consider signing this petition calling for the preservation of Garden Street Island, which is currently under threat of demolition for the second time in three years. Garden Street…

Archaeology of Wadi Draa

A quick post about a project I was involved in around this time last year. I was asked by Prof David Mattingley and Dr Martin Sterry of the School of Archaeology & Ancient History at the University of Leicester, to help put together a series of exhibition panels about the archaeology of Wadi Draa in…