Outside of museums, my personal interest is quite simple. I enjoy LEGO and I enjoy videogames. I was raised on Nintendo growing up with NES, SNES, N64 and when I was old enough, buying a Gamecube, Wii, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch. I've also owned Gameboys, DS', 3DS', Playstations and Xbox's. I would describe myself … Continue reading Design / Play / Disrupt
This blog also appeared on 9to5Adv, a blog site dedicated to adventuring away from the 9 to 5 routine. The NC500 has been described as the ultimate road trip. 500 and a bit miles around Scotland, starting in Inverness, and depending on what way you go working your way up the east coast, across the … Continue reading North Coast 500 – Part I
In November 2017, Museums Galleries Scotland asked me to deliver a talk at the Nationally Significant Collections Meeting on using social media at Surgeons' Hall Museums. The following blog post is an amended transcript of the talk I delivered. Surgeons' Hall Museums, for those of you who don't know has been open to the public since 1832 … Continue reading Good Social (Media) Practice
In 2017 as part of Festival of Change, I put forward a proposal to interview different museum and heritage professionals at the Museums Association conference in Manchester and record them for a podcast. This was done as part of the Museums Association Transformers Influence programme. With the proposal, I aimed to source content from my … Continue reading SoapBox – A Transformers Podcast
When myself and my colleague, Julianne, set out to share best practice for social media in heritage, we had no idea how popular it would be. I work at Surgeons’ Hall Museums in Edinburgh and have been managing the social media accounts for the Museums since their inception. Similarly, Julianne has been working with Dig It! … Continue reading Working Collaboratively in the Heritage Sector
St. Cecilia's, or St. Cecilia's Hall: Concert Room and Musical Museum, to give it its full name opened last week in Edinburgh. Rarely does a new museum open, north of the border so it was nice to go along and check out the newest kid in town. Edinburgh, like London is very fortunate to have … Continue reading A Wild Museum Appears!
I put in an application for Museums Association Transformers Programme at the start of March, as a colleague suggested it'd be "the tonic and catalyst I desired". Fast forward to the start of April and I'd been accepted onto the #MATransformers. Transformers, for those who don't know, is a professional development programme run by the … Continue reading Transformers – Museums in Disguise