Our ancient Mediterranean collections consist of over 12,000 objects from Egypt, Sudan, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Malta, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Cyrene, and western Asia, particularly the sites of Jericho, Jerusalem, and Buseirah.
Our Oceania, Americas and African collections of over 25,000 objects represent historic and contemporary textiles, musical instruments, pottery, weapons, jewellery, basketry and contemporary art.
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Responsible for: Head of the Mediterranean, Africa, Americas and Oceania Section, with an emphasis on the Ancient Mediterranean collections.
Research interests: Middle Kingdom Egyptian culture, especially tomb decoration, tomb models, and literature; society and identity; the history of early Egyptology.
Responsible for: Working with the Ancient Mediterranean collections.
Research interests: Ramesside Egyptian religion, texts and language. Pragmatics and Cognitive Linguistics. Early Egyptology, collectors and collecting. Archaeology and the antiquities market.
Responsible for: Working with collections from Oceania, the Americas, and Africa.
Research interests: Peruvian archaeological textiles and ceramics; indigenous art; and museological collaborations with source communities.
Collection responsibility: Collections from Africa
Research interest: African colonial histories and agency, histories of colonial collecting, anthropology of creative practice, museology and participatory practice
Collections responsibility: Supporting the curators of Africa and the Ancient Mediterranean; working with collections from Africa and the Ancient Mediterranean.
Research interest: Museological collaborations with source communities; original repairs and re-used objects found in world cultures collections; ethical issues surrounding the collecting and restitution of World Cultures collections; Northwest Coast art