More on all that excitement another time perhaps, for now, I thought it worthwhile flagging up a couple of pieces that I have had published in no so recent time. It's overdue for these to get some sort of attention, largely because they are about to be usurped by two other publications, and I don't want to forget about these two.
First up: "Telling the Story of Welsh Art - But is anyone listening?". This was perhaps a bold piece, which lays into the National Museum of Wales (an organisation I generally quite like), for their (I argue) failure to effectively engage audiences with the Welsh narrative to be found in the nation's art collections. I was really pleased to have been able to turn this into an article because it's based on collaborative work with several years worth of undergraduates back in the Caerleon Campus days. Fun research to co-ordinate, which raises some probing questions. It's already a touch dated, but the questions raised are certainly valid and worth revisiting in the near future.
Second, a shorter piece, written for Welsh History Month way back when in 2015. This was looking at the life and impact of archaeologist Glyn Daniel. However, the article sort of turned into a rant about the lack of archaeological collections displayed in Welsh museums - not the goal of the article, but again, a valid set of questions to post of the National Museum community.
That's all for now - hopefully it won't be another six months before I remember that I have this site!