Updated with new articles and links 11/07/2014:
I used to write on fine and decorative arts objects and collections research for The Higgins Art Gallery and Museum blogs. Here are a selection of my articles:

From Bedford to the Belgian Congo and Back Again
The story of collection of artefacts that had once belonged to a 'Richardson' or 'Robinson' tracked down in glorious detail thanks to the digitisation of collections.

M. H. Baillie-Scott in Bedford
Renowned architect's decade long stay in Bedford leaves only subtle traces...
How I found out about Life in the Loop
Resources for researching the history of Biddenham Loop, near Bedford.

Fine art and family history.

Barbara Hepworth -
The Hospital Drawings
Stunning figurative drawings by the abstract sculptor.

From the ice age to the dawn age there is just one concern... Bedford's varying climate over the millennia.

Norwegian Romantic Nationalism in chair form.
Are Friends Electric? Ahead-of-his time younger mate of William Morris and pioneer of electric lighting.

The search for the "spirit in the mass" by probably the most able British painter of the 20th century

Ovid's Metamorphoses channeled in the Suffolk countryside.

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