All my work involves careful dovetailing of the methodologies of widely differing disciplines. But some of my projects are bigger than others, involve larger scales of collaboration or collaborators, and have greater measurable impact. Over an extensive international career, certain projects stand out — and also stand for a level of practice and expertise that can equally be found in more modest activities. This section of my website gathers the ‘outstanding’ projects I have effected across all my fields of work, in museums, research academies, history of science, fine art, book arts, universities and more.

Major Projects

Deputy Director: V&A Research Institute

 VARI — the Victoria and Albert Museum Research Institute is a new programme of research and teaching partnerships to enhance access to the V&A’s collections and develop new approaches to research, training, display and interpretation. I have been appointed
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Consultant: Reconstructing Sloane

Project Development and Resourcing, Reconstructing Sloane (2011 – present)   The vast Enlightenment-era collections amassed by Sir Hans Sloane are the foundation-stone of the British Museum, British Library and Natural History Museum. A major interdisciplinary digital humanities research
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Natural History Museum: CAHR

Vice-Chancellor’s Investment Fund Secondment, Centre for Arts and Humanities Research, Natural History Museum (London):  Kingston University  (2009 to 2011)   This key two-year post was central to a small dynamic team developing an arts and humanities research hub
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Split + Splice

Split + Splice: Fragments from the Age of Biomedicine, Exhibition Creative Director, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen (2008 to 2009)   Creation and production of this Dibner Award winning show about contemporary biomedicine; leading a team of four
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Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health, Copenhagen

Visiting Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Copenhagen: Medical Museion (2006 – 2007)   Working as part of the research team ‘Biomedicine on Display,’ I helped to develop the Art and Biomedicine research stream at the Medical
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NESTA Fellowship

Fellow, National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (2004 to 2007)   Three year Senior Fellowship awarded by closed nomination for research exploring observational practice across scientific disciplines — astronomy, particle physics, spectroscopy, ophthalmology — and identifying
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Development Manager, Royal Society

Manager, Development Office, the Royal Society, London (2002 to 2003)   Successful fundraising is always closely connected to exciting ideas — and is vital to enabling ideas to become form. Having been effective in convincing a variety of
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Atomism & Animism

Atomism & Animism, Science Museum, London (1997 to 1999) This museum-wide collection interpretation project was the fruit of my two-year research residency at the Science Museum. The exhibition was created with some 130 objects, disposed in 16 installations
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Studiolo

Studiolo: The Collaborative Work of Martha Fleming and Lyne Lapointe, a major retrospective exhibition and accompanying book (Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Artextes Editions and Art Gallery of Windsor, 1997-1998)   Covering all of our large scale site-specific
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