That’s me, talking to UCL MSc students about Philip James de Loutherbourg’s painting Coalbrookdale by Night (1801)

Much of my recent work has been for/about “memory institutions”
— museums, archives, and libraries.

My AHRC-funded PhD project is entitled Collecting the boundaries of art in the Science Museum Group. It is a collaborative doctoral project between the Science Museum Group and Birkbeck, University of London.

Previously, I built a digital archive/collections website at Queen Elizabeth’s School, Barnet, where I was Curator of Collections & Head of Library Services. I curated the permanent exhibition Ties Through Time, which consists of 232 photographs spanning the period 1880 to the recent past.

Before that I taught at Sorbonne University’s Faculté des Lettres.

I served as a historical consultant for The Man in the Red Coat by Booker Prize-winning writer Julian Barnes.

I am available for freelance writing, research, and curatorial projects, as well as speaking engagements. Contact me

Click here for a selected list of my publications

Click here to watch a short tour of highlights from the Science Museum’s Art Collection, co-hosted by me.

Click here to watch my TEDx talk “Why save a tree?”