Publications and Awards

Publications and Awards

Awards and Nominations

  • Won: 2012 Museums and Heritage Award for Excellence in the Innovation Category
  • Nominated: 2012 Museums and the Web Best of the Web Award

Current and Future Publications

Conference Papers

  • Ashby, J. 2011. Ask not what your university can do for you… Displaying research and sharing museum experience. University Museums in Scotland Conference. Universities and Museums: New Rules of Engagement? Glasgow.
  • Ashby, J. 2012. QRator: Visitor engagement through social interpretation. Visitor Studies Group Conference. Audiences and Participation: What is the value of collaboration?
  • Ashby, J. 2012. How Museums can Support Higher Education: Engaging Universities with Museums. Natural Sciences Collections Association Conference. Use it or Lose it.
  • Carnall, M. A. 2012. The QRator Project. AMA Training Day. London.
  • Gray, S., Ross, C., Hudson-Smith, A., Warwick, C. 2012. Enhancing Museum Narratives with the QRator Project: a Tasmanian devil, a Platypus and a Dead Man in a Box. Museums and the Web 2012, April 2012, San Diego. Read it here.
  • Ross, C., Speed,C., Hudson-Smith, A., Gray, S. 2012. Smart Objects for Direct and Transient Public Engagement in Museum Spaces and Social Networks. Museum Next 2012, May 2012, Barcelona.
  • Ross, C., Gray, S., Warwick, C., Hudson-Smith, A., and Terras, M. 2012. Engaging the Museum Space:  Mobilising Visitor Engagement with Digital Content Creation. Digitial Humanities 2012, July 2012, Hamburg.
  • Terras, M. 2012. “Keynote: Digital Humanities and the Crowd: the potential for digital engagement and outreach”. University of Gent, Exploring Digital Humanities, October 2012. Read it here.
  • Terras, M. 2012. “Keynote: Digital Humanities and the Crowd: using technology for outreach and engagement”. Digital Arts and Humanities Institute 2012, “Thinking Outside of the Digital Arts and Humanities Box” National University of Ireland, Galway, September 2012. Read it here.


Journal Articles

  • Ashby, J (forthcoming) How Museums can Support Higher Education: Engaging Universities with Museums. Journal of the Natural Sciences Collections Association.
  • Ashby, J (2011) Order from chaos: The new Grant Museum of Zoology, University College London. NatSCA News 21, 89-93.
  • Carnall, M., Ashby, J., Ross, C. (Forthcoming) Natural history museums as provocateur for dialogue and debate. In Lynch, B (Ed). I Object! : Working through Conflict in Museums. Journal Museum Management and Curatorship.
  • MacDonald, S., Ashby, J. 2011. Museums: Campus treasures. 471, 164-165. Read it here.

Book Chapters

  • Ross, C. Carnall, M., Hudson-Smith, A., Warwick, C., Terras. M. and Gray, S. (Forthcoming) Enhancing Museum Narratives: Tales of Things and UCL’s Grant Museum. In Farman, J. (Ed). Mobile Media Narratives, University of Minnesota Press.

Online Coverage