Spanning the realms of curator, designer and maker, I have built an active portfolio in the museum sector. My work focuses on breaking the traditional rhetoric of the museum: using creative methods and innovative materials objects sit at the heart of my work and research.
I am currently doing a practice based PhD at Sheffield Hallam University, where using curatorial and design based methods I explore how and why 3D printing effects the museum. My background in curation has driven me to focus on the curatorial perspective. My PhD, like my work, is centered in the museum. During the data collection phase of my research I spent 2months working with Museums Sheffield and 3 months working with The British Museum.
Since graduating from an MA in Museum Studies at Newcastle University I have worked as an project curator at the Laing Art Gallery, a researcher on the AHRC project ‘Co-curate’ and completed numerous projects using 3D technology. For a full list of my clients and experience see my resume.
In 2015, I was award Art Catalyst funding to explore the use of embedded technology to facilitate museum engagement with the blind and partially sighted community.