Jane Pettitt: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Jane (BSc Hons, MSt [in-progress]) has a background in Anthropology and Building History, specialising in Material Culture. Past heritage work experience includes UCL Ethnographic Collections, Historic England, National Trust and the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service Conservation Team. In her

Emily Shorter: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Emily (BA, MA) has a background in Art History, Anthropology and Museum Studies. In her current role she is documenting, photographing and packing collections at MAA’s off-site stores, ready for the move to the new Centre of Material Culture. Emily

Eleanor Beestin-Sheriff: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Eleanor (BA, MA) has a background in History and Museum Studies. She is interested in how museum collections can be made more accessible, and has co-authored a publication about how 3D printing and virtual reality can be used to facilitate

Louise Puckett: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Louise has a background in History and Archaeology with a particular interest in the study of Material Culture. She has previously worked at MAA as an Inventory Assistant and has been working in conservation and collections care for the National

Jazmin Hundal: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Jazmin (BA, MSc) has a background in North American Indigenous histories, intersectional feminism, and museum studies. Her current role with MAA includes documenting, photographing, and packing collections for their transfer to the Centre for Material Culture. She is passionate about

Sam Daisley: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Sam Daisley (BA, MA) has a background in History and Museum Studies, with an interest in Anglo-Saxon saint’s cults. In her current role she is documenting, photographing and packing collections at MAA’s off-site stores, ready for the move to the

Annie Tomkins: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Annie has a background in Art History and museum engagement, with an interest in the accessibility of collections. In her current role she is documenting, photographing and packing collections at MAA’s off-site stores, ready for the move to the new

Lily Stancliffe: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Lily Stancliffe (BA, MA) has a background in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic studies. In her current role she is documenting, photographing and packing collections at MAA’s off-site stores, ready for the move to the new Centre of Material Culture. She

Dr George Emeka Agbo: Postdoctoral Research Associate

George Emeka Agbo is a postdoctoral research associate on the AHRC-funded Museum Affordances project that retraces the itineraries of British anthropologist, N. W. Thomas who worked in Nigeria and Sierra Leone between 1909 and 1915. George is involved in the

Dr Helen Alderson: Senior Curator (Archaeology)

Helen A. Alderson (BA, BA hons, MA, PhD) is curator with responsibility for World Archaeology She has conducted archaeological and documentary research in museums and archives in Europe and Oceania, and has also been a part of archaeological field teams working

Petra Birkett: Museum Attendant

Wendy Brown: Administrator (Museum Manager)

Matt Buckley: Head of Workshop

Dr Lucie Carreau: Collections Team Coordinator (Stores Move)

Lucie Carreau (PhD) is an art historian specialised in Pacific material culture, with a wider and strong interest in the history of collections and historical museum processes. Her role at MAA is to coordinate the move of the collections housed

Asphodel Denning: Visitor Services Assistant/Shop Supervisor

Asphodel has a background in history, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and experience in visitor services and educational programming within museums.    She is visitor services deputy at MAA, assisting with the management of front of house

Katrina Dring: Collections Assistant (Stores Move)

Katrina (BSc, MA) has a background in Archaeology, Anthropology and Museum Studies.  In her current role she is documenting, photographing and packing collections at MAA’s off-site stores, ready for the move to the new Centre of Material Culture.  Katrina began

Dr Jocelyne Dudding: Collections Manager (Photographic Collections)

Jocelyne Dudding (PhD) is Manager of the Photographic Collections, with the aim to research and catalogue the Museum’s core photograph collections. Her ongoing research focuses on photographs as objects of cultural property, and their positioning in museums and by source communities.

Dr Mark Elliott: Senior Curator (Anthropology)

Mark Elliott (MA, PhD, FRAI) is curator with responsibility for the Asian, European and African ethnography collections. He has carried out ethnographic research in India, and his research interests cover South and Southeast Asia, focusing on historical anthropology and collections

Imogen Gunn: Collections Manager / Curatorial Assistant (Archaeology)

Imogen Gunn (BA, MPhil) has a background in Archaeological Heritage and Museums. Her current research interests are in the history of collecting and display, women collectors, and audience evaluation and engagement. Please contact her with enquiries regarding the archaeology collections.

Rachel Hand: Collections Manager / Curatorial Assistant (Anthropology)

Rachel Hand (BA, MA, PGCE) has a background in the material culture of the Americas, Africa and Oceania. Her current research interests include early Pacific material in the National Museum of Ireland and Irish collecting within the British Empire. Please

Sarah-Jane Harknett: Outreach Organiser

Sarah-Jane Harknett (BSc MA) has a background in Archaeology and Museum Studies. In her current role she develops, expands and promotes the Museum’s public events, special activities, outreach facilities and evaluation. She is an assistant leader for the Young Archaeologists’

Mary Hill Harris: Honorary Assistant Curator (American Archaeology)

Mary Hill Harris (AB, Certificat d’Archeologie, MA) has worked part-time for the museum since 1979, curating the Latin American archaeological collection. Her research speciality is the pre-Columbian ceramics of the Caribbean and she does field work in Barbados and Carriacou.

Mark Hazlegrove: Workshop Assistant

Dr Anita Herle: Senior Curator (Anthropology)

Anita Herle (BA, M.Phil, PhD, FRAI) is Senior Curator for World Anthropology, with particular responsibility for the Pacific and the Americas.  She has regional interests in Torres Strait, Vanuatu, Fiji and Canada. Her research topics include museum anthropology, the early

Melanie Norton Hugow: Administration Assistant

Melanie supports visitors and staff, and facilitates major research and networking projects at the Museum.

Dr Jody Joy: Senior Curator (Archaeology)

Jody Joy (BA, MA, PhD, FSA) is curator with responsibility for British and European Archaeology. He specializes in the archaeology of northwest Europe during the first millennium BC but his research interests also include the later Bronze Age and early

Jonathan King: Von Hügel Fellow

Jonathan King is a visual anthropologist, who completed nearly 40 years at the British Museum, leaving in 2012 as Keeper of Anthropology. While he was in London the old Department of Ethnography settled into its new designation as the Department

Rob Law: Education and Outreach Assistant

Rob Law (BA MA PhD PGCE) has been a practicing artist, prehistoric pottery specialist and primary school teacher. He helps coordinate and deliver educational sessions and events for schools, families and groups in the museum and off-site.

Julia Norman: Museum Attendant

Kate Phizacklea: Visitor Services Manager

Kate studied and taught history of art and design and has many years experience of venue and events management in the arts, inter faith and heritage sectors. Kate is responsible for visitor services at MAA, running the front of house,

Dr Kat Szabó: Move Manager (Stores Move)

Katherine (Kat) Szabó (BA hons, PhD, FSA) has a background in archaeology and ethnoarchaeology and has worked primarily in the Asia-Pacific region. Her role at the Museum is to project-manage the move of around 250,000 objects from three off-site stores

Professor Nicholas Thomas: Director & Curator

Nicholas Thomas, who has been Director of MAA since 2006, is an anthropologist and historian. He visited the Pacific Islands first in 1984 to research his PhD thesis on the Marquesas Islands, later worked in Fiji and New Zealand, as

Zilan Wang: Research Associate

Zilan Wang is a research associate at MAA and executive director of the Cambridge Rivers Project (CRP). Her research interests cover East and South Asia (China and Greater Himalayan Area), focusing on collections history, material culture, visual anthropology, as well

Eleanor Wilkinson: Teaching and Collections Assistant for Archaeology

Jenny Williams: Education and Outreach Assistant

Jenny Williams (BA) has a background in History, Theatre, Education and Community Arts. She coordinates and delivers educational sessions and events for schools, families and community groups both in the museum and off-site.