Recent Projects

  • 2015: Providing information on a selection of West African items and African ironwork, in the collections of Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, as part of their African Collections Review Project.

  • 2015: Examination on behalf of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, of archives relevant to the Pacific voyage of John Gould Veitch in 1865, to shed light on the circumstances of the museum's Veitch collection.

  • 2014-15: Work on a Collections Review and Community Engagement project directed towards Uncovering Ethnography in Kent and Sussex (UNIQUES), including object reviews at five museums, identifying significant objects, selecting objects to be opened up to wider public and professional access. The museums were those at Bexhill, Hastings, Horsham, Maidstone, and the Powell Cotton museum at Quex Park, Birchington. The project was funded by Arts Council England's Strategic Support Fund.

  • 2014: Examining and advising on ethnographic material in the keeping of Leicestershire County Council.

  • 2014: Advising Reading Museum on its Historic World Objects collection.

  • 2013-14: Assisting Colchester & Ipswich Museum Service with its UNLOCKED project, in reviewing the African collections at Ipswich Museum.

  • 2012-13: Effective Collections project, based at Saffron Walden Museum, on improving the use of World Cultures collections in five East Anglian museums: Bishop's Stortford, Great Yarmouth, Hertford, Saffron Walden and Wisbech.