Revolutionary Red Tape is a five-year research project funded by the British Academy and led by Dr Emma West. It explores how pioneering public servants, artists and administrators worked to increase public access to the arts in modern Britain. I'll be sharing research, news and updates on this blog as I go along.
My article on Empire Marketing Board posters is now available at Modernism/modernity as part of a cluster of essays on 'Modernist Institutions'.
I'll be sharing my research into art and design magazines at this year's Association for Art History conference.
I'm delighted to be giving a talk on Wednesday 17 March at the University of East Anglia's Modern and Contemporary Seminar.
My recent talk about the Welsh National Temple of Peace and Health is now available to watch online.
As part of the Lucy Writers series Postcards in Isolation, edited by Rochelle Roberts, I've written about Barbara Hepworth's 1965 sculpture Spring.
I've been finding traces of the original owner between the pages of these 1920s - 1950s art and design magazines.
A guest post by Natalie Bradbury exploring the life and work of the artist, educationalist and founder of the Pictures for Schools scheme, Nan Youngman.
I'm spending time under lockdown with an extraordinary collection of 1920s - 1950s art and design magazines.
My article on the Arts League of Service has been published in the academic journal Modernist Cultures.