Publications & Papers

Books, catalogues, articles

  • 'Wear and Tear: On the Use and Value of Iron in West Africa', in Roscoe, C. (ed) Ghana: Social, Economic and Political Issues, Ch 6, (2014) New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc. ISBN: 9781633211087

  • Consultant: 'The Merchant Empire of Benin' in History of the World in 1000 Objects (2014) London: Dorling Kindersley. ISBN: 9781409354666

  • 'Wasting assets? The consumption of iron and its value in West Africa'  Conference Proceedings: Rust, Regeneration and Romance: Iron and Steel Landscapes and Cultures, (2013) Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham. ISBN: 9780704428386

  • 'Refining Narratives - Transformations of iron-working Traditions in Ghana, 19th-21st Centuries', in Humphris, J. & Rehren, T. (eds) The World of Iron (2013) London: Archetype Publications. ISBN: 9781904982975

  • 'Errors in Translation: the uses of reconstructions in ethnographic fieldwork' in Dudley, al (eds) Narrating Objects, Collecting Stories - Essays in Honour of Professor Susan Pearce (2012) Abington:Routledge. ISBN: 9780415692717

  • CARGO: Excavating the Contemporary Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Plymouth and Devon, co-edited with Zoe Shearman, (2011) University of Plymouth Press.
  • 'The Hammers of Mawu: Ironworking Traditions in the Togo Hills of Ghana', in African Archaeological Review (2010) vol.27, pp.43-78.

  • 'Recent Developments in Iron-working Research in West Africa' in Allsworth-Jones, P.(ed) West African Archaeology: New Developments, New Perspectives,British Archaeological Reports (2010) 2164, pp.53-66.

  • 'Steeling Themselves: the effects of external trade on west African ironworkers' in Journal of Museum Ethnography, no.20 (2008)

  • 'Human Cargo: The Transatlantic Slave Trade, its Abolition and Contemporary Legacies in Plymouth and Devon', Exhibition Guide (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, 2007: co-edited with Zoe Shearman)

  • Second Skin: Everyday and Sacred Uses of Bark Worldwide. Catalogue to the exhibition of the same name at RAMM (RAMM: January 2004) ISBN: 185522903X

Ethnographic survey work

  • World Cultures in Wales: Survey of Non-European Ethnographic Collections in Welsh Museums (Council of Museums in Wales: March 2007)

  • World Connections: World Cultures Collections in the South-West of England (South-West Museums Council: May 2000)

  • Devon Ethnography Project: Final Report (South West Museums Council: July 1995)

Other papers and publications

  • 'African barkcloth, with particular reference to Ghana' in Wright, M. (ed)Barkcloth: Aspects of Preparation, Use, Deterioration, Conservation and Display, Ch.1, (2001) Oxford: Archetype Books. ISBN: 9781873132821

  • 'Relocating Each Other: Connecting Discontinuities at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter' in Collectors: Individuals and Institutions (Horniman Museum: 2001)

  • 'World Cultures and Local Politics', Journal of Museum Ethnography, No. 13 (2001)

  • Iwa L'Ewa - Yoruba & Benin collections in the Royal Albert Memorial Museum (Exeter City Museums: 1999) ISBN: 1855226960

  • 'Pacific Collections in the Saffron Walden Museum', Pacific Arts Newsletter (PAA: 1997)

  • Saffron Walden in Old Photographs (Sutton: 1997) ISBN: 075090853X

  • 'Pacific Islands Weapons' and 'Shell: Usage and Techniques of Manufacture' inThe Grove Dictionary of Art (OUP: 1996) ISBN: 0195170687

  • 'Ethnographic Approaches to the Study of Objects', in Social History in Museums(HMSO: 1993) ISBN: 0112905293

  • 'Staff Development and Training: Saffron Walden Museum', in Museum Documentation Association Conference Proceedings 1990 (MDA: 1992)

  • 'The Maori Collection in Saffron Walden Museum', in Taonga Maori Conference 1990 (Wellington: 1991)

  • 'The Pacific' chapter in Ethnic Jewellery (BM Publications: 1988)

  • Worlds of Man: An Abridged Catalogue of the ethnography collections at Saffron Walden Museum (Saffron Walden Museum: 1987)

  • 'Stand Awhile and Admire - a History of the Saffron Walden Museum' in Saffron Walden History, No. 28 (1985)

  • 'Furnace Design and the Smelting Operation', chapter in African Iron-working, Ancient and Traditional (1985)

  • 'A Ruhr or a Rural Industry? The Scale of iron production in West Africa' in Museum Ethnographers Group Newsletter, No. 17 (1985)

  • 'Decline or Survival? Iron Production in West Africa, 17th-20th centuries' inJournal of African History, v.23 (1982)

  • 'The George Bennet collection of Pacific artefacts at Saffron Walden Museum' inMuseum Ethnographers Group Newsletter, No. 11 (1981)

  • 'Methodology and Training in Museum Ethnography' in Museum Ethnographers Group Newsletter, No. 9 (1980)

  • 'Ethnographic Attitudes and the Museum Audience' in Museum Ethnographers Group Newsletter, No. 8 (1979)

  • 'Iron working apparatus and techniques: Upper Region of Ghana' in West African Journal of Archaeology, Vol 5 (1975) pp11-39

  • Saffron Walden Museum Guide (Saffron Walden Museum: 1975)

  • 'The Wealth of the Mines' in Family of Man vol 4 (1975) pp1393-1400

  • 'Iron-smelting in Northern Ghana' in Ghana National Museum Occasional Papers6 (1974)

  • 'Account of an Iron smelting operation at Lawra, Upper Region' in Ghana Journal of Science, c14 (1974) pp127-36

  • Iron smelting Procedures in Upper Region of Ghana (Zanlerigu & Jefisi)' in Journal of Historical Metallurgy v8 (1974) pp21-31

  • 'Comment on "Excavation of an Iron-smelting site at Cape Coast"' in Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana, Vol 14 (1973) pp263-66

Other productions

  • Advisor on a film for television, 'Furnace in a Village', produced by Kodwo Savage, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, 1972.