On 10 September 2010 she gave a presentation at the 9th International Colloquium on Arts, Heritage, Nonprofit and Social Marketing, which was organized by colleagues in the Department of Management and held here at King’s. Ruth’s paper was entitled ‘Tipu’s Tiger – An inAPPropriate marketing tool?’, and considered the ethics of using artefacts plundered during colonial periods in marketing and merchandising campaigns which perhaps efface these objects’ origins. You can see the inspiration for the paper here.
On a similar theme, Ruth had a paper published in the journal museum & society called ‘The V&A: Empire to Multiculturalism?’ which critically considers how well the Museum has managed this transition, with particular reference to the V&A’s collections from the Indian Subcontinent. You can read the whole article here.
She has also published a paper on a rather different topic, Andy Warhol, Kurt Cobain, and the pressures of celebrity – entitled ‘False Idols or Latter Day Saints: “Kurt & Warhol” at the Seattle Art Museum’ – in an online publication called The Other Journal. You can read this here.