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…

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…

Ch ch ch ch changes…

In the last month, three big things have happened: I am now employed on a full-time permanent basis by Tricolor. I am working on behalf of Tricolor at Sutton Hoo (that’s one childhood dream ticked off!). Because of the new job and changed circumstances, I’ve had to ditch the teaching course – but not before…

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.    

New course: Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries

At the School of Museum Studies’ Fiftieth Anniversary Conference, Museums in the Global Contemporary, last week, a brand new course, ‘Socially Engaged Practice in Museums and Galleries, was launched. I was involved in its development, last summer, as Research Associate on the project, and it’s great to see that all that hard work has come to…

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…