If the Culture Secretary wants to put a content warning on the The Crown, go for it, but put one on the door of every…Read More about The Culture Secretary has spoken: Statues good, TV bad.
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This post is the second part of a presentation I have at the Museums Association’s Empowering Collections event. Part 1 broke down some documentation myths.…Read More about Collections Documentation as a Tool for Access Part 2: The Inspirational Quotes
This post is an version of a presentation I gave at the Museums Association’s Empowering Collections event on 3rd February 2020. The second part will…Read More about Collections Documentation as a Tool for Access Part 1: The Myths
This month I am starting a year long research and development project funded by the Arts Council England’s Developing Your Creative Practice grant scheme. I…Read More about Developing Practice, Adapting Tools
In order to illustrate the importance of collections documentation to meaningful engagement with museums, I wondered what it would be like if cinemas were like…Read More about If Cinemas Were Like Museums…or The Importance of Prioritising the Basics