Latest writing

I write regularly for a variety of publications and websites.
Here are the most recent pieces published:


16 February  Syria: a conflict explored at Imperial War Museum North review on Northern Soul

2 February  TINY at SLOE Gallery (review) on Corridor 8



13 November  International ceramics festival returns to Stoke on Northern Soul

21 October  Local history, bar brawls and cocktails on Northern Soul

9 October  Sneak peak inside Leeds Art Gallery review on Northern Soul

2 October  Ordsall Hall for Group Travel Organiser magazine

31 August  On the trail of galloping horses on Northern Soul

15 August  Paris: city of death on Northern Soul

26 July  Redefining the role of the curator at Tate Liverpool on Northern Soul

11 March  Never going underground: the fight for LGBT+ rights at People’s History Museum exhibition review on Vada



20 December  The Art of Paul Peter Piech on History Today

29 October Extinction or Survival? at Manchester Museum exhibition review on Northern Soul

13 September How to create atmosphere in an empty room using audio and handheld multimedia for ATS Heritage

26 July  Wonder Materials: Graphene and Beyond exhibition review on Northern Soul

9 July Manchester Jewish Museum mounts exhibition in Royal Exchange Theatre on Northern Soul

7 July My experience of a stone carving course at Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Northern Soul

6 July Making music in Manchester Museum of Science and Industry on Creative Tourist

12 April Reel Stories exhibition at Museum of Liverpool review on The Skinny

22 February What makes a museum object queer? on EQView

5 February Book from the Ground exhibition at CFCCA – review on Creative Tourist

31 January In the Making exhibition at Millennium Galleries, Sheffield – review on Northern Soul

27 January Preview of Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art 30th anniversary on Creative Tourist


8 December Turn Sideways to the Wind at Salford Museum – preview on Northern Soul

26 September The Study at Manchester Museum – review on Northern Soul

18 September ‘Gifts for the Gods’ at Manchester Museum – exhibition preview on Creative Tourist

19 August  The art of the scam email at HOME – exhibition preview on Creative Tourist

15 August  York Art Gallery: redefining how we look at art – review on Northern Soul

23 July  Peak District walking day for £12 on Creative Tourist

16 July  Manchester Foodie day out for £12 on Creative Tourist

10 July  Show me the Money at People’s History Museum – exhibition review on The Skinny, also in print

9 July  Manchester Family day out for £12 on Creative Tourist

4 July  Top 3 things to see at RHS Tatton Flower Show on Manchester Wire

2 July  Manchester Museums day for £12 on Creative Tourist

25 June  Manchester Nature day for £12 on Creative Tourist


4 September Horst: Photographer of Style – exhibition review on EQView

23 June Robert Mapplethorpe at Tate Modern – exhibition review on Vada

2 May Comics Unmasked at the British Library – exhibition review on Vada

5 March Redeveloping Burlington Gardens on MuseumINSIDER

11 February Plymouth invests in history on MuseumINSIDER


The fourth Museum INSIDER book is a guide to the biggest forthcoming development projects in the museum and heritage sector in the UK. MuseumINSIDER Looking Ahead: Handbook of Future Museum and Heritage Projects 2014-2020 is published by Heritage Solution Ltd


My third book with Museum [Insider]: Museum [Insider] Looking Ahead: Handbook of Future Museum and Heritage Projects 2013-2018 published by Heritage Solution Ltd

26 June  Review of Salvation Army Museum on Dulwich OnView

25 June  Tracing racing history on the British Museum blog

1 June  Peter Pan’s secret garden set for a make over on Museum [Insider]

17 April  New home for postal museum – at last on Museum [Insider]

22 March  New Quayside Pavilion for HMS Belfast on Museum [Insider]

27 February  Ups and Downs at Dreamland on Museum [Insider]

25 January  New UK Museums in 2012 on Museum [Insider]

10 January  Boy at a Window 9: red phone box on Dulwich OnView

6 January  Boy at a Window 8: Ruskin Park on Dulwich OnView


30 December  Boy at a Window 7: Horniman Museum on Dulwich OnView

27 December  Boy at a Window 6: All Saints’ Church on Dulwich OnView

20 December  Building upgrade for Trinity College, Dublin on Museum [Insider]

20 December  Boy at a Window 5: Dulwich Hospital on Dulwich OnView

5 December  New boat museum for Windermere on Museum [Insider]

10 November Looking and thinking ahead: libraries on Museum [Insider]

9 August  Why We Love Peckham on Dulwich OnView

18 July  New First World War galleries at the Imperial War Museum on Museum [Insider]

15 July  Boy at a Window 4: Dulwich College on Dulwich OnView

5 July  Boy at a Window 3: Denmark Hill on Dulwich OnView

27 June  Preserving Pottery (and Growth) in Stoke on Museum [Insider]

21 June  Boy at a Window 2: Brockwell Hall on Dulwich OnView

7 June  Boy at a Window: Dulwich Picture Gallery on Dulwich OnView

1 June  A Castle Fit for a King (Once Again) (King John’s Castle, Limerick) on Museum [Insider]

Research paper:An Evaluation of Object-Centred Approaches to Museum Interpretation at the British Museum in Museum Gallery Interpretation and Material Culture published by Routledge, 2011. (ISBN: 978-0-415-88575-1)

21 May  Completing Kettle’s Yard on Museum [Insider]

My second book: Museum [Insider] Looking Ahead: Handbook of Future Museum and Heritage Projects 2012-2017 published by Heritage Solution Ltd

21 April New Internet galleries for National Media Museum on Museum [Insider]

4 April  Water Scott’s home set for £10m revamp on Museum [Insider]

28 March  Architect announced for V&A’s courtyard project on Museum [Insider]

22 March West Berkshire Museum to undergo redevelopment on Museum [Insider]

10 March  Refurbishment of Torre Abbey on Museum [Insider]

2 March  Is 2012 really only about sport? on Museum [Insider]

10 February  Postal Museum moves to Swindon on Museum [Insider]

4 February  Preston Gallery to return to Glory on Museum [Insider]

25 January  Redevelopment at Birmingham Thinktank on Museum [Insider]

6 January  2010: The Year in Review on Museum [Insider]


My first book:
Looking Ahead: Future UK Museum and Heritage Projects 2011-2015 published by Heritage Solution

20 December  The Story Museum on Museum [Insider]

4 November  Overhaul at the Imperial War Museum on Museum [Insider]

27 October  What’s next for museum education? on Museum [Insider]

21 October  Comprehensive Spending Review and the heritage sector on Museum [Insider]

14 October  Quango Shake Up for Heritage Sector on Museum [Insider]

12 October Transformation for Royal Museum, Edinburgh on Museum [Insider]

24 September  New Football Museum for Manchester on Museum [Insider]

9 September  Presentation Combining oral history with narration in museum audio guides at oral history seminar at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

25 August  Transforming Tate Britain on Museum [Insider]

11 August  A Portrait of Scotland on Museum [Insider]

5 August  Titanic Museum leads Belfast’s regeneration on Museum [Insider]

3 August  Interview with Cllr Veronica Ward on Dulwich OnView

28 July  Ancient Egypt mini course for iPhone, made with Zuztertu (available from iTunes store)

20 July  Ancient Rome mini-course for iPhone, made with Zuztertu (available from iTunes store)

19 July  Giants Causeway Visitor Centre on Museum [Insider]

16 July  Happy blogging in Brixton on Dulwich OnView

13 July  A library of home improvement on Dulwich OnView

12 July  Museum without walls on Museum [Insider]

8 July  Permanent home for the Mary Rose on Museum [Insider]

22 June  Canterbury Beaney to reopen in 2011 on Museum [Insider]

2 June  700th anniversary of Bannockburn on Museum [Insider]

24 May  New galleries for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery on Museum [Insider]

30 April  Wrest Park submit bid to HLF on Museum [Insider]

30 April  Breath of fresh air for George Canning on Dulwich OnView

26 April  Preston Hall Museum starts spending £7 million on Museum [Insider]

20 April  Shakespeare in a supermarket? on Dulwich OnView

14 April  St Fagans to become National History Museum of Wales on Museum [Insider]

6 April  Seaton Deleval Hall saved for the nation on Museum [Insider]

6 April  New website for Kingswood House on Dulwich OnView

25 March  Cross-cultural collaboration – comment piece on Museum [Insider]

19 March  Is it me or is Henry Moore everywhere on Dulwich OnView

18 March  Bletchley Park brought up to date on Museum [Insider]

12 March  From Farmyard to Museum on Museum [Insider]

12 February  Is Valentines Day dead?  A look at romantic pictures in DPG on Dulwich OnView

3 February  Controversy at Kengsington Palace on Museum [Insider]

22 January  Cutty Sark project sails ahead on Museum [Insider]

19 January  Live in Peckham? Wanna be on the telly? on Dulwich OnView

18 January  New 20th century galleries planned for Royal Naval Museum on Museum [Insider]

12 and 15 January  Two articles about pictures on loan from DPG to Oklahoma City Museum of Art part onepart two on Dulwich OnView

5 January  The Dulwich phone box is famous worldwide on Dulwich OnView


11 December  How to avoid the Christmas shopping rush on Dulwich OnView

2 November  The ‘new’ New Bodleian (University of Oxford) on Museum [Insider]

27 October  Test your brain at Dulwich Picture Gallery’s annual quiz on Dulwich OnView

26 October  Design Museum on the move – at last? on Museum [Insider]

14 October  Stonehenge – a turning point? on Museum [Insider]

01 October  New cultural quarter for Great Yarmouth on Museum [Insider]

25 September  ZEST: a new art exhibition in East Dulwich on Dulwich OnView

24 September  Building works at the new Museum of Somerset on Museum [Insider]

18 September  Revised web content for Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery on DPG website

11 September  Titanic museum to launch in Southampton on Museum [Insider]

7 September  Huge new library for Birmingham on Museum [Insider]

3 September  A page about visiting the Peak District for a bed and breakfast website

2 September  New archive venture for British Film Institute on Museum [Insider]

25 August  What happened to the swamp cypress? (article about craftsman Nic Webb) on Dulwich OnView

24 August  More Money for Maidstone Museums on Museum [Insider]

21 August  What’s in a name? – some more local place names and the strange stories behind them on Dulwich OnView

20 August  A departure from normal service – I edited a conference paper for a Christian researcher, all about the theological concepts behind ‘discipleship’ and its implications for evangelicalism in the UK.

15 August  Big plans for Westminster Abbey on Museum [Insider]

07 August  Good news in Peckham on Dulwich OnView

05 August  Lincoln Castle due revamp for 2015 on Museum [Insider]

26 July  BM set to work with UAE on Museum [Insider]

24 July  The Lost Zoo of Southwark on Dulwich OnView

22 July  Boost for Bedford’s Cultural Quarter on Museum [Insider]

17 July  The greatest weekend of all of our lives on Dulwich OnView

16 July  2011 for Bristol’s Harbourside Museum on Museum [Insider]

02 July  Who’s Who in the UK Museum Sector? on Museum [Insider]

26 June  Glass Artist in East Dulwich (article about Sue King) on Dulwich OnView

24 June  Revisiting Rosslyn Chapel on Museum [Insider]

18 June  Ambitious Plans for Science Museum on Museum [Insider]

12 June  Lost Southwark exhibition at Cuming Museum on Dulwich OnView

09 June  Something for everyone in Tate Modern 2 on Museum [Insider]

05 June  Paris returns to Dulwich on Dulwich OnView

03 June  Design Museum – on the move? on Museum [Insider]

26 May  DOV: cultural barometer? on Dulwich OnView

25 May  National Railway Museum set to spend £20m on Museum [Insider]

19 May  Review of Dulwich Artists’ Open House on Dulwich OnView

18 May  Mackintosh’s Glasgow Gem Expands on Museum [Insider]

06 May  North West Development Project at the British Museum on Museum [Insider]

02 May  Glasgow Guggenheim on Museum [Insider]

01 May  Interview with Cllr Lewis Robinson about arts and culture in Southwark on Dulwich OnView

20 April Reinterpreting Kensington Palace on Museum [Insider]

16 April Southend-on-Sea to get a new museum on Museum [Insider]

09 April New ceramics galleries at the V&A on Museum [Insider]

07 April Facebook and Dulwich on Dulwich OnView

31 March Transforming Tate Modern on Museum [Insider]

25 March Plans for V&A to open a new branch in Dundee on Museum [Insider]

20 March Hepworth Wakefield on Museum [Insider]

11 March The brand new Museum of Liverpool on Museum [Insider]

10 March New theatre in Edward Alleyn building on Dulwich OnView

03 March 10 classic banking movies to help us survive the recession on topmoviez

03 March Transforming the Ashmolean on Museum [Insider]

03 March Article about Kingswood House including photo slide and interview with a local councillor on Dulwich OnView

26 Feburary 10 most extreme surf spots on earth on SurfingIreland

23 February Redevelopment of the Royal Museum, Edinburgh on Museum [Insider]

20 February New wing at the National Maritime Museum on Museum [Insider]

17 February Islamic Art lectures at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Dulwich OnView

16 February Plans afoot at Dulwich Picture Gallery on Museum [Insider]

11 February What’s Happening at Hadrian’s Wall? on Museum [Insider]

10 February Article about Kingswood House, south London on Dulwich OnView

06 February Luxurious Water Villas in the Maldives on

05 February Celebrating Robert Burns on Museum [Insider]

27 January Interview with author Gemma Weekes on Dulwich OnView

20 January 10 best bodyboarding slabs around the world on Global Surfing

16 January What’s Hot in Dulwich in 2009? on Dulwich OnView

14 January 11 reasons why any online business should have a blog on

11 January 5 best southern hemisphere ski resorts on


30 December Taking Stock of 2008 on Dulwich OnView

26 December What Are You Like: Interview with Tegwen Tucker on Dulwich OnView

16 December La Bouche du Roi on Dulwich OnView

5 December Ideal Christmas Gift for a Teenager in Dulwich on Dulwich OnView

2 December Blowing Our Own Trumpet on Dulwich OnView

25 November How to plan a visit to the Louvre on

25 November Story Behind the Street: Delawyk Crescent on Dulwich OnView

18 November How to visit the Prado Museum in Madrid on

14 November The Veil and Latin American Teenagers. At Dulwich Picture Gallery, right? on Dulwich OnView

28 October How to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2 hours on

28 October Farewell to the Swamp Cypress on Dulwich OnView

28 October Stories Behind the Streets: Gilkes Crescent and Druce Road on Dulwich OnView

25 October A literary walk in Edinburgh, Scotland on

21 October Sing High and Low: Interview with a new choir on Dulwich OnView

21 October Another Blue Plaque for Dulwich on Dulwich OnView

14 October What’s On Your Mind? on Dulwich OnView

3 October Growing Chillies in Brockwell Park on Dulwich OnView

2 October Driving the Route Napoleon, France on

26 September Story Behind the Street: The Dutch Estate on Dulwich OnView

16 September The Story Behind the Street on Dulwich OnView

7 September The Best Places to Enjoy an Afternoon Tea in London on

5 September Who was Edward Alleyn? on Dulwich OnView

29 August A Trip Back In Time With Vincent van Gogh on Dulwich OnView

26 August How To Find Great Food and Drink in Cork on

25 August 5 wet-weather activities in Manchester on

15 August Some local sport history on Dulwich OnView

13 August The Best Places to View the London skyline on

5 August The ‘Myths’ of Transport Planning in South London on Dulwich OnView

29 July Dulwich OnView, Creative Matchmaker on Dulwich OnView

22 July Show and Tell on Dulwich OnView

15 July What’s All The Fuss About That Picture Gallery? on Dulwich OnView

17 June How Did We Do? Quiz Me on Dulwich OnView

A series of articles about pub quizzes in south London:

Monday: The Gowlett, Gowlett Road, SE15
Give Your Brain a Work Out on Dulwich OnView

Tuesday: The Clockhouse, Peckham Rye, SE22
In Search of Genius on Dulwich OnView

Wednesday: Sun and Doves, Coldharbour Lane, SE5
Things can Only get Better in Camberwell on Dulwich OnView

Thursday: The Plough, Lordship Lane SE22
Thursday’s Team has Far to Go on Dulwich OnView

Of course, no pub quizzes on a Friday or Saturday.

Sunday: The Magdala, Lordship Lane, SE22 (alas no more)
In Pursuit of Glory on Dulwich OnView

March 2006 Review of Winslow Homer exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery for Culture 24

November 2005 Caring for Treasures for 24 Hour Museum

April 2005Belsen1945: The Liberation of a Concentration Camp, a co-authored education web paper for Their Past-Your Future

November 2004 The Point of No Return, features articles for Museums Journal

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