Museums + Heritage Advisor

Top ten articles from the past two years

Article: David Styles | Image: © Bill Smith

As I bid farewell to Museums + Heritage Advisor, I have flicked through the archives to find ten stories from the past two years that have special significance.

Bright beginnings

The first feature I wrote for M+H will always hold a certain resonance for me. Written back in 2019 when a speedy digital shift seemed unlikely. Happier times…


Familiar focus

Having arrived in the sector after several years covering fashion and sustainability, articles about museum environmental commitments outstripping DEFRA and the Natural History Museum’s green licensing work were a natural fit.



Taking a stand

A story we co-published with the i paper, it’s safe to say this was the most widely read article during my stint as Advisor’s editor.


Museum musings

As hard as I tried it was impossible to leave out all references to the pandemic. At least this piece zeroes in on the lighter side…


 On location

Olivia Colman. Kermit the Frog. This one has it all.


Ecclesiastical excellence

The playful, innovative exploits of the nation’s cathedrals have never failed to be a fun topic, particularly when doing research at Norwich’s helter skelter.


Mass migrations

International museum articles have always been thought provoking. The Louvre’s decision to escape the city for optimum storage facilities is now very much en vogue.


Opposing oil

This piece seems perpetually pertinent, especially as the majority of UK museums are currently engaged on some level with the climate crisis in the run up to COP26 in Glasgow.


Dispensing with discrimination

A very important step forward from Arts Council England, which has hopefully removed a daunting barrier for many considering a career in the heritage sector.