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Category Archives: Museums

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

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 · 1 Comment

NMDC Report Launch: Striking the Balance

At the end of January I was fortunate to be invited along to an event to launch a new report commissions by the National Museums Directors Council working with the … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

KulturAgenda – Young Leaders

Early this year I was very pleased to be offered a place on a new programme for emerging leaders within the museums sector offered by KulturAgenda – Young Leaders: European … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hidden Museum Project

Over the last eight months, a small team of colleagues from the Oxford University Museums and the university’s IT Services Mobile Development Team have been working on a project to … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 1 Comment


Last week I attended a two day workshop at the Oxford eResearch Centre (OeRC) in order to get my head around semantic mapping of data using CIDOC-CRM. Run by Research Space, the … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Museums Computer Network 2015

From 4-7 November 2015 I was extremely fortunate to be able to attend the annual Museums Computer Network conference in Minneapolis, made possible by an MCN scholarship, for which I … Continue reading

November 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

UKMW15 Bridging Gaps, Making Connections

On Monday 26 October I started the work week by making my way into London and the British Museum for the annual Museums Computer Group Conference – UKMW15 Bridging Gaps, … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities

On 14 October I made it to the final day of the Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities conference at the Lowry in Manchester.    I started my day with a panel … Continue reading

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment