Talks

Lectures & Talks

2022 – Displaying Gandhara at the British MuseumPostgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, SOAS

2022 – Collecting Histories: Research to Display – Executive MA in Cultural Leadership, Royal Academy of Arts

2022 – Social Networking Services and museums – SISJAC (Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts & Culture)

2022  Colonial Collecting in CeylonAmerican Institute for Sri Lankan Studies

2022 Podcasting: The Wonder HouseArt Gallery & Museum Studies, Manchester University

2021 – Challenging Stereotypes of DifferenceTedxBath

2021 –  Museums and Collections in the Pandemic and BeyondProfessional Development Day, Association for Art History

2021 – From the mountains to the islands: collecting South Asia at the British Museum – National Institut d’Histoire de l’Art

2021 – Moved, Blown Up, Restored: sharing stories beyond the label – Keynote: Historical Fictions Research Conference

2021Audio described tour South Asia Collection January 2021 – British Museum

2020 – Historical narratives of the Mauryan period – Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art, SOAS

2020Interview – MA course ‘The Museum: Critical Perspectives’ – UCL

2020 – Experimenting with Museums’ Collection Histories – Keynote – 2020 – Keynote Lecture, The Society for the History of Collecting (September 21) – Cancelled because of Covid-19 and Furlough

2020Museums Showoff online

2019 – Stories about Love. The Kama Sutra: Challenging the Stereotype – Museum of Fine Art, Houston (September 26)

2019 – Putting South Asia on Display – Rice University, Houston

2019 – From shells to ivory: Hugh Nevill’s colonial collecting in Sri Lanka – IoA History of Archaeology Research Network, UCL

2019 – Hugh Nevill: Colonial Collecting in Sri Lanka – Indian Art Circle, SOAS

2019 –  Collecting Histories: Ancient South Asia – Gallery Talk, British Museum

2019 – Curating the Gandhara displays at the British Museum – ‘Collecting and Curating Buddhist Art in a Museum’ module @SOAS

2018 – Curating Empire – University of Lincoln

2018 – Highlights of ancient South Asia in the Hotung Gallery – Gallery Talk, British Museum

2018Collecting histories and imperial critique – UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies / South Asia Institute – Putting South Asia on Display, British Museum

2018 – How do you engage with ‘troubling’ histories in your work or collections? – V&A Research Institute Symposium – Troubling Objects: interrogating collecting and collections, V&A

2018 – Rai Bahadur Hira Lal’s Gond Collection at the British Museum – ECSAS European Conference on South Asian Studies, Paris

2018 – The Sophytes coins: from the Punjab to Bactria… and back again – EASAA European Association for South Asian Art and Archaeology conference, Naples

2018 – Sophytes: Reappraisal of an enigmatic ruler and the Sophytes coins – Royal Numismatic Society

2018 The oldest, datable depiction of the Buddha in human form – British Museum YouTube

Panel Discussions

2022 – Gold in History. Conversation with Peter Frankopan – British LIbrary

2021Portico Library Chess Origins Talk – Portico Library, Manchester + part of MACFEST

2021 – Roots and Changes: Gujarati Influences – Panel discussion, South Asian Heritage Month

2021 –  Museums and Collections in the Pandemic and BeyondProfessional Development Day, Association for Art History

2021Museum directors’ roundtable: museums without walls. Panel discussion with Luke Syson, Nicholas Cullinan & Sushma Jansari. Chaired by Nicola Kalinsky – British School at Rome

2020 BBC Culture in Quarantine #MuseumPassion Live – BBC Arts

2020 – South Asia(ns) and Decolonising the Dutch Museum – Workshop in collaboration with UCL/BM/Nationaal Museum Van Wereldculturen held at Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (February 21)

2020Interview for ‘The Museum: Critical Perspectives’ – UCL (October 5)

2020What is curating? – Roundtable discussion for MA Curating Collections and Heritage – Brighton University

2020 – Experimenting with Museums’ Collection Histories – Keynote – 2020 – Keynote Lecture, The Society for the History of Collecting – Cancelled because of Covid-19 and Furlough

2020 – Archive After Hours: Sex, Romance, Erotica – HistFest Panel discussion with  EL James & Dr Kate Lister – Museum of London

2020#MuseumFromHome with Dan Vo

2019 Hindoo Stuart and the Making of the British Museum’s South Asia CollectionsJaipur Literary Festival discussion with William Dalrymple – British Museum

2019 – Panel discussion for UCL History Department careers event – UCL

2018 Ravi Shankar’s Sitar: taking India to the World – British Museum YouTube