A journey into participation

  Participation, co-creation, collaboration – these are all buzzwords in museums at the moment, keys that can unlock funding and impress stakeholders. However, pinning down what they mean in practice can be tricky. The range of activities that could be considered participatory is enormous, and coming up with a systematic approach is difficult given the …

Mobile Africa Revisited

Last year I headed over to the African Studies Centre at the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands, for the final conference of the Mobile Africa Revisited project. I talked about my experiences of developing a display about mobile phones in Cameroon that will appear in a new gallery in the Science Museum this autumn. …

It’s all about the story

A few weeks ago I attended an event hosted by the excellent SoundDelivery¬†– a ‘specialist digital media training, production and consultancy company with a passion for digital storytelling.’ The event looked featured three guest speakers from the worlds of radio, film and social media describing some of the great stories they’d told over their different …