Fortuna Curiosa

Pushing through a Plateau

I love capoeira. I have been training it seriously for about five years and it just makes my life better in so many ways. It is fantastic exercise – cardio, … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Audience Segmentation

We collect data about who visits and engages with our collections in a number of different ways. We participate in a nation-wide benchmarking survey programme for visitor attractions; we conduct … Continue reading

March 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

What does it mean to be China Ready?

The Opportunity As I have described previously, Oxford University Museums runs an annual innovation fund to which staff can apply for seed funding to support collaborative projects across the collections, and R&D activities that … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

MCN2016 New Orleans

This year I was extremely fortunate to be able to attend the Museums Computer Network conference in New Orleans, and present two papers!! (so two exclamation marks). I did a … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Museum Ideas 2016

Last week the OUM Partnership Team took an office trip to the Science Museum in London for Museum Ideas, hoping to learn from some of the great work from colleagues across … Continue reading

October 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Pocket Curator

I am so pleased that after many (many) months of work, Pocket Curator is now available in the app store for both iPhone and Android. Pocket curator is the culmination … Continue reading

October 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

Museum Access for Blind & Partially Sighted Visitors

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

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment