Reading links

Here is what has interested me in the last few weeks online: A library of ‘things lets you borrow interesting stiff as well as books – looking at how public buildings can become more useful and reinventive n the 21st Century. A Kickstarter funded PC game explores grief and allows a developer to come to […]

Ceramics Re-interpretation Derby Museums

Just a quick update this evening. I’ve signed up to the University of Leicester Museum Studies MA MOOC ‘behind the scenes at the 21st Century Museum’. Today I got a little more under the skin of the re-interpretation, understanding how the project has been conceived and how the feedback on the Project Lab had been […]

Ceramic reinterpretation – Derby Museums

On the 11th January The co-production team began the work to reinterpret the ceramics exhibition in the Derby Museum cafe. The team, led by Andrea H-J, had been collecting feedback on the display for a while, both via Twitter and in person from Project Labs and general feedback left in the cafe. As the work […]

A great start to 2016.

So I cleared out the house this weekend. Mark and Mylo exited, leaving me with 12 months of accumulated crud to tackle, with a huge side helping of Christmas presents and and holiday icing dirt to finish. What an appealing prospect. Well, from the point of view of being an autie it was. One of […]

OMG: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

So I feel about twelve years old at the moment. Just got back from watching the latest Star Wars movie and it was totally amazing. The writers have managed to fit three movie’s worth of references into one feature film. There was patricide (down a bloody deep shaft) comedy, wobbly musicians, a new improved R2D2 […]

Wrapping with Jane Bevan

I spent a second day working with Jane, this time focusing on cutting and fringing using some beautiful exotic bark acquired Jane from a nursery. I also spent some time with Jane and Andrea as they began to curate the vessels  created for the Inspired by Nature gallery installation. The space is partially constructed and […]

Binding with Jane Bevan

Today I sat and worked in the Inspired by Nature gallery with artist jane Bevan whilst she started creating her commission for the space. The conversation was exciting and creative. I revisited some of the ideas that I began to develop during my Foundation Course and  and applied them to the materials that Jane had […]

MA Museum Studies Students Visit DMAG

On the 17th November the latest cohort of MA Museum Studies students from Nottingham Trent University visited Derby Museum to meet with Andrea H-J and learn more about the museum’s approach to collaborative project development  and  the reimagining of the ‘Notice Nature’ gallery. The students experience had been broken down into a number of tasks: […]

Derby Local Offer event

I attended the Derby Local Offer event at Derby QUAD last Friday. It hosted a number of organisations who work with young people (read up the the age of 25), who have disabilities and other additional needs. I went in a number of roles. Firstly to see if there was anything relevant for the Autism […]