Monday, 19 October 2015

Scientists vs art forgers



"We created a social network – a Facebook of the early 16th Century."


Really enjoyed writing this feature on the latest techniques in the fight against art forgery for the BBC. It's not every day that you get to visit a secret little studio in South London, look at pigments from Pompeii and hear all about social networks in Renaissance Florence.


Saturday, 3 October 2015

Middle-class Syrian refugees start back at square one...




My feature for Al Jazeera about Syria's scattered middle class: a banker, a business student and an archaeologist talk about their lives as refugees.