• ‘The revision of the Hornbostel-Sachs classification in 2011 by the MIMO consortium’, with Margaret Birley and Arnold Myers, in Cristina Ghirardini, ed., Reflecting on Hornbostel-Sachs’s Versuch a century later: Proceedings of the international meeting Venice, 3-4 July 2015, Quaderni di etnomusicologia, 1 (Venice: Fondazione Levi: 2020), pp. 167-180. Full text.
  • ‘Magnificence’, in Marco Sgarbi, ed., Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy, (Springer International Publishing, 2017). DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-02848-4_232-1.
  • ‘Bridging the Gap: Community-Led Image Collections’, with Jonathan Miller, Peter Robinson, Karla Youngs and Grant Young, in Leona Carpenter, Caren Milloy, Lorraine Estelle and Jane Williams, eds, Digital Images in Education: Realising the Vision, (London: JISC Collections, 2007), pp. 73-100. Full text.
  • ‘Republican Anxiety and Courtly Confidence: The Politics of Magnificence and Fifteenth-Century Italian Architecture’, in Michelle O’Malley and Evelyn Welch, eds, The Material Renaissance: Costs and Consumption in Italy, c.1400-1650, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2007), pp. 47-70.
  • ‘The Ruskin Project: Digitizing John Ruskin’s Teaching Collection at the Ashmolean Museum’, with Jonathan Miller, Literary and Linguistic Computing, Volume 19, Number 3 (September 2004), pp. 385-396. DOI: 10.1093/llc/19.3.385.
  • ‘The Ruskin Project: Digitising the Ruskin Teaching Collection at the Ashmolean Museum’, with Jonathan Miller, Les institutions culturelles et le numérique: Actes des conferences, ICHIM 2003, Ecole du Louvre 8–12 septembre 2003 / Cultural Institutions and Digital Technology: Proceedings, ICHIM 2003, Ecole du Louvre 8–12 September 2003, CD-ROM, (Paris: ICHIM 2003, 2003). Full text.
  • ‘“Gazing, but Not Copying”: The Creation of G.F. Watts’s Alfred Inciting the Saxons to Prevent the Landing of the Danes’, with Janet McLean and Richard Pelter, Apollo, Volume CLVIII, Number 500 (New Series) (November 2003), pp. 35-38.
  • ‘Art and Life in Renaissance Italy: A Blurring of Identities?’, in Mary Rogers ed., Fashioning Identities in Renaissance Art, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000), pp. 63-78.
  • ‘Cosmè Tura and Ercole de’ Roberti: Artists at the Court of Ferrara’, The Court Historian, Volume 4, Number 3 (December 1999), pp. 185-205. DOI: 10.1179/cou.1999.4.3.001.
  • ‘A Letter Concerning Coins in Sixteenth-century Ferrara’, Apollo, Volume CXLIX, Number 443 (New Series) (January 1999), pp. 40-43. Full text.
  • ‘Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti and a Practical Definition of Magnificence in the Context of Renaissance Architecture’, in Mary Rogers and Francis Ames-Lewis eds, Concepts of Beauty in Renaissance Art, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998), pp. 52-65.
  • ‘Francesca Venusta, the Battle of San Ruffillo, and Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti’, Renaissance Studies, Volume 10, Number 2 (June 1996), pp. 156-170. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-4658.1996.tb00354.x.
  • ‘The Magi in the Visual Arts’, and all 85 catalogue entries, in Timothy Raison & Lucy Marder ed., We Three Kings: The Magi in Art and Legend, catalogue of an exhibition at Buckinghamshire County Museum, Aylesbury, 25 October 1995–21 January 1996.
  • ‘Giovanni Sabadino degli Arienti, Ercole I d’Este, and the Decoration of the Italian Renaissance Court’, Renaissance Studies, Volume 9, Number 1 (March 1995), pp. 18-57. DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-4658.1995.tb00300.x.

Journalism and project reports

  • ‘EODEM: The Exhibition Object Data Exchange Model’, CIDOC Insights From Professionals blog (10 November 2021), online.
  • ‘Too Much Information! Collection Information at the National Gallery’, CIDOC Insights From Professionals blog (10 April 2017), online.
  • ‘The Horniman’s Antarctic relics’, Horniman Museum website (8 August 2014), online.
  • ‘Documentation: Backlogs, Reviews and Hashtags’, Museums + Heritage Advisor (31 July 2014), online.
  • Interviewed for John Holt, ‘The Documenters’, Museums Journal, Volume 114, Number 5 (May 2014), pp.  24-29, also online.
  • ‘Museum Documentation: A Hidden Problem or Something to Shout About?’ Registrar Trek blog (2 May 2014), online.
  • ‘The Material Renaissance: costs and consumption in Italy, 1300-1650’, The Court Historian, Volume 6, Number 1 (May 2001), pp. 83-4.
  • ‘The Artists’ Papers Register’, The Art Book, Volume 12, Issue 4 (November 2005), pp. 57-58. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8357.2005.00618.x
  • ‘The Sutherland Collection’, The Ashmolean, Number 49 (Summer 2005), pp. 22-24.
  • ‘Elements of Drawing’, Oxford Today, Volume 17, Number 2 (Hilary Term 2005), pp. 28-30.
  • ‘The Elements of Drawing: An Online Version of John Ruskin’s Teaching Collection at the Ashmolean’, The Ashmolean, Number 47 (Summer 2004), pp. 21-23.
  • ‘The People’s Gallery’, The Strand: To Celebrate 300 years of Coutts & Co in 1992, ([London], 1992), pp. 42-45 (as Neil MacGregor).
  • ‘Eye for Detail [Dieric Bouts’s Entombment]’, National Gallery News (August 1991).