Institute of Archaeology
Crispin has always worked in and for museums, first as a local history curator, then as an Area Museum Service director, and latterly as a museums and heritage consultant. He founded the journal Material Religion in 2006, and his interests remain focused on the heritage sector, and on what objects and spaces can do to help us understand the world. He has known IoA since, in about 1958, Sam Frere showed a callow schoolbooy around St John's Lodge.
Current research Interests
- Religious theme-parks in Asia
- The building trade in mid-Victorian London
- Classroom museums
- Bibles as icons in 18th and 19th century English households
PAINE, CRISPIN. In press. A South Devon Carpenter In Victorian London: the Diary Of Charles Cleverly Paine, September 1862 - June 1863.
HENIG, MARTIN and PAINE, CRISPIN (eds.), 2013. Preserving and Presenting the Past in Oxfordshire and Beyond: Essays in Memory of John Rhodes. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 2013. Religious Objects in Museums: Private Lives and Public Duties. London: Bloomsbury.
AMBROSE, T. and PAINE, C. 2012. Museum Basics. 3rd edition. London: Routledge. (First edition also published in Chinese, Icelandic, Korean, Portuguese, Latvian and Japanese). And see the accompanying website.
Material Religion: the Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 8:1, March 2012. Special Issue on Museums and Religion.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 2004. Sacred Places: Spirit and Landscape. London: National Trust Enterprises.
PAINE, CRISPIN (ed). 2000. Godly Things: Museums, Objects & Religion. London: Leicester University Press.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1998. Standards in the Museum Care of Costume and Textile Collections. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1996. Standards in the Museum Care of Photographic Collections. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1995. Standards in the Museum Care of Musical Instruments. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1994. Standards in the Museum Care of Larger & Working Objects. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1994. Standards in the Museum Care of Geological Collections. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
FLEMING, DAVID, PAINE, CRISPIN and RHODES, JOHN G. (eds). 1993. Social History in Museums: a Handbook for Professionals. London: HMSO.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1992. Standards in the Museum Care of Biological Collections. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
PAINE, C. (ed.). 1992. Standards in the Museum Care of Archaeological Collections. London: Museums & Galleries Commission.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 2nd edition 1986. The Local Museum: Notes for Amateur Curators. Milton Keynes: Area Museums Service for South Eastern England.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 2011. 'The Portable Altar in Christian Tradition and Practice' in Hallie Meredith (ed.), Objects in Motion: the Circulation of Religion and Sacred Objects in the Late Antique and Early Medieval World. London: British Archaeological Reports.
PAINE, C. Militant Atheist Objects: Anti-Religion Museums in the Soviet Union. Present Pasts 1, feb. 2010. Available at: http://presentpasts.info/index.php/pp/article/view/10/18.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 2009. ‘Museums and religion: a quick overview’ In Beier-de Haan, Rosmarie and Jungblat, Marie-Paule, Museums and Faith. Luxembourg: Musee d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.
DAVIES, STUART and PAINE, CRISPIN. 'Talking About Museums: the Insider's Voice'. Oral History, Autumn 2004, vol 32 no 2.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 2004. 'Museums and Religion'. The Encyclopedia of Religion, Second Edition. Farmington Hills: Macmillan Reference USA.
PAINE, CRISPIN. 'Sikh pilgrimage: a study in ambiguity', International Journal of Punjab Studies 10.1-2, Jan-Dec 2003.
PAINE, CRISPIN et al. 1980. 'A Source Bibliography for the Archaeology of Worcester City before 1600'. Transactions of the Worcestershire Archaeological Society, 3S vol. 7.
PAINE, CRISPIN et al. 1978. 'Working-class Housing in Oxfordshire'. Oxoniensia XLIII, 188-215. Available at http://www.oahs.org.uk/oxo/volumes/1978/paine.pdf.