I spent the first 23 years of my career working in museums in South Africa. From 1979 - 1994, I worked as a research archaeologist at the KwaZulu-Natal Museum and was the Assistant Director from 1994 to 1997. I was Director of the South African Cultural History Museum between 1998-2002. In 2002, I relocated to the UK and took up employment at Newcastle University. I project managed the 'Northumberland Rock Art: Web Access to the Beckensall Archive' project between 2000-2004. In 2005, I started teaching in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies (ICCHS) at Newcastle University. In 2015, ICCHS merged with media studies to form Media Culture Heritage (MCH).