Fortuna Curiosa

Museum Access for Blind & Partially Sighted Visitors

We have been fortunate to get a grant from the University of Oxford’s IT Innovation FundĀ for a project to look at developing new digital tools to improve access, especially to … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interactive Sketchbooks

GCSE and A Level students often come into the museums to get inspiration for themed sketchbook pages that they submit as part of the examination portfolio. We have lots of … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thailand 2016

In April this year the husband and I spent two weeks in Thailand, also meeting up for about half that time with some friends, and it was magical. Thailand is … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ethnographic Observation of Museum Visitors

A few weeks ago at the Ashmolean we had an excellent workshop delivered by the fabulous Frankie Wilson, Head of Assessment at the Bodleian Library, on applying ethnography based observation … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

TedXOxford

On February 28th, I went along to TedXOxford, my first Ted anything event! Of course I am familiar with the Ted concept – I’ve not been living under a rock … Continue reading

February 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Long View – Futures Event

One of the great things about working for Oxford University are the professional development opportunities: the university has a number of excellent training programmes and really encourages participation in conferences … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Innovation Workshop 2016

For the past four years here at Oxford University Museums we have run something called the Innovation Fund. This is an internal funding stream to which colleagues form across the … Continue reading

February 16, 2016 · Leave a comment