Last week I went to the ICOM Committee for Education and Cultural Action (ICOM-CECA) conference in Tbilisi, Georgia #ceca2018 Thank you to the International Council of Museums – ICOM UK for sponsoring me to come with a travel grant. Tbilisi is a beautiful city and we were looked after so well at our host site, the Georgian National Museum / საქართველოს ეროვნული მუზეუმი In my … Continue reading ICOM CECA conference 2018
In the 1900’s, Lionel Nathaniel de Rothschild (1882 – 1942) kept Flamingos as pets in the grounds of his home in Gunnersbury Park. So when I was commissioned to create a new Early Years’ series of workshops and resources for babies and toddlers for Gunnersbury Park Museum, choosing a Flamingo as a mascot for the programme seemed like a natural fit. Flamingos are inquisitive, friendly … Continue reading Little Flamingos Club
I am delighted to say that Poppy Szaybo and I have started working as Associates on Heritage Learning projects. Poppy is brilliant and I know we will work really well together. I can’t wait to combine our joint experience to work creatively together. Our first piece of work is creating schools resources and some case studies for the fantastic Immortalised project for Historic England. Immortalised is … Continue reading Immortalised
Am so happy to have been accepted to present a paper on my PhD research at the Personification Across Disciplines conference this September at Durham University. I will be presenting a paper on how we describe heritage sites and spaces as retaining the personalities of people connected to them in the past. I was inspired by a conversation I had with Hilary Mantel when I … Continue reading Echoes from the past
Since November last year I’ve been working with charity Heart n Soul on a new Key Stage 2 schools page for their Big 30 website. Heart n Soul is a creative arts charity that believes in the power and talents of people with learning disabilities. It is based at the Albany in Deptford and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with them on this. … Continue reading Everyone’s different, let’s celebrate it!
Join us for the first GEM London Twilight event of 2018 at Salters’ Hall on Thursday 25 January 18:00-20:30 to explore the Top Tips for job hunting in the Museum sector. From applications (rejections and successes!), interviews, career approaches and identifying your own strengths and USP, our fabulous guest speakers and facilitators share their expertise through a series of interactive workshops. BOOK now OPENING ACT: … Continue reading GEM Twilight CPD – Happy New Year Happy New Job!
I had a brilliant afternoon doing some research for my PhD at the new London Mithraeum exhibition and installation underneath the new Bloomberg offices in the City of London today. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this new cultural hub showcases the ancient temple, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavations, and a series of contemporary art … Continue reading Mist and mysticism at the London Mithraeum
Here are some photos from a recent project I worked on for UCL Culture From September – November 2017 I ran an Art Club for 15 Year 6 students at William Tyndale Primary School in Islington. We had workshop sessions every Wednesday from 3.45-5pm where we learnt about UCL Museums collections and objects from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Grant Museum of Zoology and the … Continue reading Shadow boxes
Congratulations to this year’s cohort of Strengthening Our Common Life (SOCL) trainees for successfully completing their Diplomas in Cultural Heritage! It’s been so great working with Culture& and all the trainees in my role as Assessor for the Diploma. It was a real pleasure getting to know you all and I’ve no doubt you’ll all go far in your careers and be inspiring and passionate … Continue reading Congratulations to SOCL Culture& trainees!
“Places are good if they connect people to each other and to the preceding generations that have walked that place and left their mark to be absorbed by those who inherit it.” Archibald, R. The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition. California, 2004 On Sunday 15 October I presented a paper at the International Council for Museums, CECA and DEMHIST conference, Relevance 2017, hosted by Historic … Continue reading The Lost City: How do we learn from places and spaces that no longer exist?