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Projects

This page documents various projects I’ve worked on over my career in museums. Some of these are more richly documented than others, but I try to include links to code, publications and funding details where possible.

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Beyond the Label

This project was a rapid sprint development of a digital intervention for the refurbished Gallery 3, the Fitzwilliam Museum’s flagship...

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CRM and Ticketing

This project is part of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s digital transformation process and began before I joined them; however it had...

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Day of Archaeology

Have you ever wondered what archaeologists really get up to? Is it all just digging or is there a lot...

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Do Not Touch

This research project is looking at the effectiveness of different touching deterrent methods used for the collections on open display...

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Google Search Appliance

As part of the British Museum’s failed attempt at digital transformation, we embarked on the installation of an ‘enterprise’ search...

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Guerrilla Photogrammetry

Since my enlightment into the world of 3D imaging in 2013, I have been creating models of artefacts from around...

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Linking Islands of Data

Linking Islands of Data will create a research network based around centres of excellence that study the Classical World on...

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Lost Change

Lost Change, an innovative and experimental application that allows coins found within England and Wales and recorded through the British...

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Mapping Palaeolithic Britain

Britain has a rich and well-documented earlier Palaeolithic record, which provides a unique resource to investigate population dynamics and the...

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MicroPasts: crowdfuelled archaeological research

MicroPasts is a free and open-source, crowd-sourcing platform which supports massive online data collection about the human past (e.g. for...

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Most Sacred Things

William Hayley (1745-1820) is a neglected figure whose influence on literary and cultural history is now being recognised. But who...

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Mozfest

Since 2017, I’ve been attending Mozfest with museum professionals to see how we can interact and build a healthy and...

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Palestine Exploration Fund website

Since 2008, I’ve been responsible for the Palestine Exploration Fund’s website - however, I have never been able to update...

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Phish and ChYpPS

Our project, and other recently funded work, all respond to the challenges laid down in the Mendoza and DCMS Culture...

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Raspberry Pi Screens

I recently installed the first digital marketing screen at the Fitzwilliam Museum, using a Iiyama touch screen (not using that...

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The Creative Economy Fellowships

This project which is generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) brings together three key actors in...

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The Egyptian Coffins Project

Since 2014, the Fitzwilliam Museum has been conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary research into its collection of more than 200 ancient Egyptian...

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The Portable Antiquities Scheme

The Portable Antiquities Scheme is run by the British Museum and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales to encourage the...

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The Staffordshire Hoard Website

This site was built in one day by Daniel Pett, PAS ICT Adviser, using the OpenSource Textpattern Content Management System...

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XYFI: The Amaravati Shrine

In 2017, the British Museum partnered with Google’s Creative Lab (based in Sydney) to work on an immersive digital experience...

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