Egypt Revisited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

My trip to the United States coincided with the private view of the Met's new exhibition Ancient Egypt Transformed: The Middle Kingdom. The exhibition features objects from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, one of the collections I manage at University College London (UCL) .  It was nice to see Petrie objects presented so beautifully. The exhibition chronicles the re-birth [...]

The Fall of Kids Company: The Reserves Quandary

Each new article and TV report about the abrupt closure of Kids Company reveals an increasingly complex set of reasons behind the charity’s demise.  However, I want to address one of the first explanations cited for its shut down: lack of free reserves.  Journalists have pointed to Kids Company’s dramatic increase in grants and donations [...]