Exploring electricity at Cragside

Exploring electricity at Cragside

Before 2017, I was only dimly aware of Cragside House and Estate. I had driven past about five years ago on a holiday in Northumberland, googled the site, and made a mental note to visit next time. If I’d had any idea what lay beyond the NT ticket booth that day...
Interactive exhibits: innovate or evolve?

Interactive exhibits: innovate or evolve?

This blog post is an attempt to round up the discussion at a session I chaired at the BIG Event in July*.  BIG is a skills-sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. It’s been...
Review: Maths Gallery at the Science Museum

Review: Maths Gallery at the Science Museum

Last month I was in London for the Visitor Studies Group annual conference, close to the first anniversary of the death of architect Zaha Hadid in March 2016. It seemed fitting tribute to visit the maths gallery at the Science Museum, or to give it it’s rather...
The art and science of electricity

The art and science of electricity

  This week for a client proposal I’ve been pulling together all the electricity exhibitions, exhibits and activities that I’ve worked on over the years. There have certainly been a few! Electricity is a great topic to cover with hands-on exhibits but...
Sustainable Interactive Interpretation (yes, really!)

Sustainable Interactive Interpretation (yes, really!)

This is the content of a talk that I gave with Ken Boyd of FifeX at the Scottish Museums Federation conference and AGM last week. I promised to share the slides and some web links but as the slides are just photos I thought I’d better write some text too! The...