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Recording Crime 1: What is Recording Crime and why is it important?

The main aim of the Recording Crime project is to examine the laying down of regional policing history by establishing patterns and practices around the preservation of police records. It’s the public name for my Arts and Humanities Research Council funded PhD research which I’m carrying out in the History Department at The Open University.  Having…

Souvenirs from the Jack the Ripper Museum; image taken from museum website at: http://www.jacktherippermuseum.com/

22nd August 2015: The Jack the Ripper Museum and thoughts around “Ripperology”

I have been following the debate around the opening of the new Jack the Ripper Museum at 12 Cable Street, London both on the Museum Association’s LinkedIn pages, and also via the press who have interviewed irate support groups and local communities.  Yet I can’t help reflecting that the man at the root of it all – Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe – will be…

Using Museum Archives flier

24th July 2015: Using museum archives

On Monday 13th July I attended a one-day workshop at the British Museum on Using Museum Archives, which also inspired my earlier post – The British Museum: Ducking the questions?  The workshop was convened by Laura Carter, history PhD student from the University of Cambridge, and supported by The Museums and Galleries History Group and…