Museum of Science and Technology – Porto Alegre

In Autumn 2017, with colleagues from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, I visited the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), on a knowledge exchange visit. We were introduced to the relationship by colleagues from the The Great North Museum: Hancock (part of Newcastle University), which has been working with the […]

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 allowing us to test new ways of working and engaging audiences. For the 2106-17 round a small group of us have been workin on a project […]

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 visual arts, for blind and partially sighted visitors to the museums. We’ll be running an 18 month R&D project starting now (September 2016) and working […]