Conference papers

Objects and Interpretation

Creative Interpretation: Developing the exhibition ‘Warrior Treasures: Saxon Gold from the Staffordshire Hoard’, Anglo-Saxons 2016, University of Edinburgh (June 2016)

Delightful rummaging: exploring the Mary Greg collection at Manchester Art Gallery, Who Cares? Unloved Collections in Store, Science Museum (November 2015)

Things Unbound Workshop, University of Leicester (November 2015)

Things Unbound: Engaging with Objects in an Indian Museum, Heritage Show & Tell, University of Leeds (July 2015)

Body, Mind Spirit, Museums Alive conference, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Nov 2014)

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary: rummaging through forgotten lives, The Lives of Objects, Oxford Centre for Life Writing, Wolfson College, University of Oxford (Sept 2013)

Interpretation Using Objects, ACE-funded Cumbria Museums Consortium, Dock Museum, Barrow-in-Furness (Feb 2013)

Creative Symposium led by artists involved in the Mouseion exhibition, School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Dec 2012)

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary: encountering objects through sense experience (poster and paper)CIHA2012, Nuremberg (July 2012)

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary: exploring objects through sense experience (poster) Vitae Midlands Hub Postgraduate Research Exhibition and Poster Competition (July 2012)

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary: exploring objects through sense experience (poster) University of Leicester Festival of Postgraduate Research (May 2012)

Making the Most of your Collections through Digital and Social Media, Renaissance East Midlands Collections Management Group, Spalding (Jan 2012)

Opening Up and Letting Go, engage Conference 2011 Soapbox Presentation, Turner Contemporary, Margate (Nov 2011)

Participatory Interpretations, AAH2011 Conference, University of Warwick (Apr 2011)

Social Media and Interpretation, Nottingham Trent University (Feb 2011)

Mary Mary Quite Contrary, Co-Curation and the Public History of Science and Technology Symposium, Science Museum (Oct 2010)

Mary Greg and the Blog as Research Medium Department of Museology, University of Manchester (Mar 2010)

Lost and Found: Mary Greg and the Bygones Materiality and Intangibility PhD Symposium, University of Leicester (Dec 2009)

Working with Young People as Creative Consultants

Young People and Digital Media: The Mighty Creatives, British Library (Feb 2011)

Talking about their Generation: The Creative Consultants and Visual Dialogues

Midlands Federation of Museums, Nottingham Contemporary (May 2010)

Working in the Arts, Manchester University Careers Service (Mar 2010)

Working with Young People, Manchester Museum Conference (Jan 2010)

Working with Youth Boards MLA North West and Manchester Museum (Mar 2009)

Using the Object Dialogue Box

Extraordinary objects and imaginative unknowing (with Graham Moore, Museums Sheffield), Objectively Speaking, British Museum (April 2016)

Rummaging and the Creative Potential of Not Knowing, Social History Curators’ Group Conference (June 2015)

Object Dialogue Box as Research Method, University of Sheffield (Dec 2013, Nov 2014)

Using Objects to Interpret Collections GEM Yorkshire, Museums Sheffield (June 2012)

Object Dialogues Symposium, Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts, Norwich (Nov 2010)

What’s the Buzz? CPD for Museum Educators, Manchester Art Gallery (Jan 2010)

MA Museum Studies, University of Leicester (Nov 2011, Nov/Jan 2009, Oct/March 2008)

CRESC Conference: Objects – What Matters?, University of Manchester (Sept 2009)

Creative Evaluation Seminar, MLA North West, Manchester (July 2007)

Department of Design Education, Sheffield Hallam University (Jan 2007)

GEM Conference, Durham (Sept 2006)

MLA Yorkshire, Harewood House, Leeds (June 2006)

Museums and Theological Metaphor

Art museums, objects and unknowing: towards a theological museology, Art and Articulation, St Hilda’s College, Oxford (January 2016)

On the Paradox of Silence: Mystical Theology and the Object Dialogue Box, AHRC Challenging Memories: Silence and Empathy in Heritage Interpretation, Buckfast Abbey, Devon (July 2013)