Woodall, A. (2016) Sensory Engagements with Objects in Art Galleries: Material Interpretation and Theological Metaphor (Unpublished PhD Thesis) School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester.

Book chapters

Woodall, A. (forthcoming 2019) ‘Delightful rummaging: artists’ responses to unloved collections’ (paper delivered at Who Cares?, November 2015) in Who Cares? Interventions in Unloved Museum Collections, Arc Press.

Woodall, A. (2015) ‘Object Dialogue Boxes and Unknowing’ in MuseumsEtc. Interpreting the Art Museum: A Collection of Essays, pp.366-377.

Woodall, A. (2015) ‘Rummaging as a strategy for creative thinking and imaginative engagement in Higher Education’ in eds. Chatterjee, H. & Hannan, L. Engaging the Senses: Object-Based Learning in Higher Education (Ashgate, Surrey), pp.133-155.

Journal articles

Woodall, A. (2018) ‘On Object Dialogue Boxes: silence, empathy and unknowing’ (paper delivered at AHRC Silence, Memory and Empathy Conference, July 2013) in Intersections of Silence and Memory (Special Volume) International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Woodall, A. (2016) ”A storehouse of unimagined treasures’: York Art Gallery and the Centre of Ceramic Art’ in Museum Worlds, Bergahn Journals.

Woodall, A. (2015) ‘Body, Mind, Spirit: An Interpretive Strategy for Children in Hospital Schools’ in Museological Review 15, pp.33-44.

Woodall, A. (2013) ‘Sensory access to museum objects’ in Museums Association Museum Practice: Touch, 15 February 2013.

Woodall, A., Mitchell, L. & Blakey, S. (2011) ‘Mary Mary Quite Contrary: The Mary Greg Collection at Manchester Art Gallery’ in The Ruskin Review and Bulletin Vol. 7, Lancaster: Ruskin Research Centre, pp.36-46.

Woodall, A. (2010) ‘Mary Greg’s Bygones: A Misplaced Collection?’ in Social History Curators’ Group News Issue 66, pp.7-9.

Woodall, A. (2010) ‘Mary Greg and the Guild of St George’ in The Companion, Oxford: Guild of St. George, pp.16-18.

Woodall, A. (2010) ‘Interpretation and interactivity for families in art galleries in the USA: GEM Research Bursary Report 2009’ in Journal of Education in Museums 31, Kent: GEM, pp.14-23.

Woodall, A. (2010)  ‘Lost and Found: Mary Greg at Manchester Art Gallery’Case Study for Learning at the Interface: Museum and University CollaborationsV&A/CETLD Brighton Conference.

Woodall, A. (2010) ‘Visual Dialogues: Disasters of War’ in Olding S. (ed.) Working with Young People in Museums and Galleries Advocacy Document (London: MLA).

Woodall, A, (2009) ‘Case Study: Creative Consultants at Manchester Art Gallery’ in Adler, C. (ed.) How to Develop a Youth Board in Your Museum (MLA and Renaissance South East).

Woodall, A. (2008) ‘Talking heads and selling chickweed: An interactive for KS2’ in GEM Newsletter, Summer 2008, p.10-11.

Woodall, A. (2006) ‘Bizarre Objects Inspire Creative Learning’ in GEM Newsletter 101 Summer 2006, p.11-12.

Guest blogs


Things Unbound: Sensory Encounters with Objects in Museums in India and the UK (September 2018)

Object Handling at City Palace Museum in Jaipur (October 2018)

Sensory Encounters in Monasteries in Ladakh (November 2018)

Our Favourite Places

Review of Hagglers Corner, Sheffield

Review of Castlegate Festival, Sheffield 2015

Review of Echoes of the Great War: Photographs by Peter Cattrell, Weston Park Museum, Sheffield 2016 

Review of Made in Sheffield, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield 2017

Book Reviews

Hill, Kate (ed.) (2012) Museums and Biographies: Stories, Objects, Identities (The Boydell Press, Woodbridge). (for H Net Material Culture)

Monti, Francesca & Keene, Suzanne (2013) Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions (Ashgate, Surrey). (for Museum & Society Nov 2014, Vol.12, No. 3)

Exhibition Reviews