Communities of scholarship are an important part of the world I wish to support and belong to – extending beyond the department, institution, country or academic system in which I’m based. As a consequence I am proud to be a member of a range of learned societies, and to take an active part in the organisation of some. Furthermore, I proactively seek out ways to engage diverse audiences in my work and to enable existing collections to connect with new and different constituencies through the interaction of objects and research. This section outlines my involvement with scholarly societies and research collections, and the presentation my my work through exhibitions.