Created as part of my Art Fund Headley Fellowship with the Powell-Cotton Museum, this resource explains the approach to cataloguing which I took during the project. The publication includes suggestions and case studies for how museums might take a more people-centred approach to their collections documentation work.
Content warnings for online collections
Suggestions for successfully applying content warnings to digital collections content and publicly available museum databases, based on a survey of current practice in across the websites of 25 GLAM institutions.
Doing the Work report
I wrote a report summarising the discussions from the workshop Doing the Work: Documenting Collections. The result, Documentation as a Site for Critical Decolonial and Anti-Racist Work, has been published alongside essays covering the other workshops in the series, edited by Anjalie Dalal-Clayton and Ilaria Puri Purini.
Doing the Work: Documenting Collections workshop
In March 2021 I was invited to chair an online workshop for the Contemporary Art Society and UAL Decolonising Arts Institute as part of their Doing the Work series. The session included presentations by Ananda Rutherford and Marenka Thompson-Odlum followed by small group discussions with practitioners discussing the issues they were facing in their work.
Fashioning Africa microsite
As part of my work documenting new acquisitions for the Fashioning Africa project, I created a microsite to showcase the new collections.
Considering Collecting: Caring for Collections
I spoke at an online event for The Courtauld about cataloguing as part of their event on caring for collections.
Making Botswana blog posts
I collaborated with curators Rachel Heminway Hurst and Tshepo Skwambane on a series of blog posts exploring Brighton Museum’s collections from Botswana and their connections to the history and contemporary craft of the country.
Interview with Curatorial Research Centre
I spoke to Tehmina Goskar of the Curatorial Research Centre about my work and why I think documentation is so critical to museum practice.
Making African Connections
For the Making African Connections, project partners working across Kent and Sussex, Botswana, Namibia and Sudan were invited to share reflections on the project. I contributed a short piece on Decolonising collections documentation.