Image from the 'Out of Darkness' exhibition in Kaunas, Lithuania

Out of Darkness: reflections on Kaunas 2022

History, memory and storytelling: notes on a recent visit to the European Capital of Culture 2022

Categories: Curatorship, Exhibitions, History, Interpretation


Image of the word 'Change' in orange light against a dark background

The 'now page', July 2021

This month I've been thinking about change, 'culture wars', statues, language (again), and the power of connecting with others.

Categories: Freelancing, History


Emma King giving the keynote presentation at a Holocaust Memorial Day event in Huddersfield in 2020. Image courtesy of John Steele Photography.

Be the light: some reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day

Some thoughts on the meaning and importance of Holocaust Memorial Day and the relationship between commemoration and education, present and past.

Categories: History, Learning


The memorial to the victims at Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp in Germany

Interpreting the Unthinkable

I recently finished one of the most challenging assignments of my professional career - curating and project managing the UK's newest exhibition about the Holocaust.

Categories: Curatorship, Exhibitions, History, Interpretation