Talks & Tours
As a confident and engaging docent, I have seen first-hand how visitors' museum experiences can be utterly transformed through dialogue and inquiry. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than being able to expand visitors' knowledge, feed their curiosity, and get them thinking about themes and ideas that they had not previously considered.
"What the Fake? The Art of Deception in the Modern Museum"
Princeton Academy of Art
This public lecture will discuss some of the most fascinating and ridiculous stories of artistic deception from history, ponder the psychology of looking at fakes, and consider what it means for a work of art to be "real" or "fake" anyway.
Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
I gave tours of the Zurich Portrait Prize exhibition, the Sculpture Galleries, and the Daphne Wright contemporary art exhibition to secondary school children and groups with special educational needs.
LiveFriday: Heroes and Villians
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
I delivered a "One Object Tour" to LiveFriday event attendees based around Powhatan's Mantle, a large deer hide decorated with cowrie shells that is rumoured to have belonged to the father of Pocohontas.
2015 - 2016
Outreach Tour Guide
Merton College, Oxford
While working as a student ambassador, I gave tours of Merton College to prospective applicants and their families. My tours gave an insight into college life and gave attendees the chance to ask questions about studying at Oxford.