Fortuna Curiosa

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 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