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Responsibility: Head of the Asia Section. Curation and development of the collections from West, South and Southeast Asia.
Research interests: Collecting histories and practices, West and South Asian arts and crafts, Iranian material culture, Scottish Orientalism.
Responsible for: Supporting the curators responsible for East Asia, with an emphasis on the Korean collections.
Research Interests: The history and practices of collecting, Asian ceramics, and the material cultures of Korea – especially that of the Goryeo Dynasty, the Joseon Dynasty and the 20th and 21st centuries.
Responsible for: The Japanese and Ainu collections.
Research interests: Edo-period art and culture, ukiyo-e, Kitagawa Utamaro, the work of female artists, the history of collecting and collections, and issues relating to gender and sexuality.
Responsible for: Working with the collections from West, South and Southeast Asia, with special responsibility for the development and interpretation of the Southeast Asian holdings.
Research interests: Southeast Asia; textiles; Buddhist material culture; photography; collecting histories.
Collection responsibility: European precious and base metalwork, sculpture, ceramics, glass, enamels, and arms and armour from c.1200 to 1850.
Research interests: Hamilton Palace and the collections of the Dukes of Hamilton; Continental silver; and Scottish fireclay sculpture.
Collection responsibility: European and Scottish textiles and dress, 1400 to 1850.
Research interest: European tapestry, 1400 to the present; textiles and the sacred in early modern Europe; Renaissance jewels; early modern domestic embroidery; Scottish pre-industrial textile production; Jacobite material culture; collections and collectors, 1850-1950.
Collection responsibility: British and European furniture and woodwork (and musical instruments, excluding bagpipes).
Research interests: Scottish furniture makers and manufacturers; representations and perceptions of domestic life and material culture in early modern Scotland.
Collection responsibility: Working with European Decorative Arts collections before 1850, specialist in fashion and textiles 1700-1900.
Research interests: Dress and identity, European sartorial cultures and global influences, performative dress and fancy dress costume, garment construction and materials, collectors and collecting.
Responsible for: Head of the Mediterranean, Africa, Americas and Oceania Section, with an emphasis on the Ancient Mediterranean collections.
Research interests: Ancient Egyptian society, identity, and inequality; Middle Kingdom visual and written culture; histories of archaeology, Egyptology, collecting, and display; re-contextualising ancient Egyptian and Nubian collections.
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: Collections from Oceania and the Americas.
Research interests: Collecting histories, climate change, ethnobotany, land rights, and contemporary Oceanic art.
Collection responsibility: Collections from Africa
Research interest: African colonial histories and agency, histories of colonial collecting, anthropology of creative practice, museology and participatory practice
Project responsibility: Working with project partners to conduct a national review of African and Caribbean collections in Scottish museums.
Research interests: African collecting and exhibition histories; international museum collaborations; histories of museum training programmes; museums and decolonisation
Responsible for: Working with collections from Oceania, the Americas, and Africa.
Research interests: Peruvian archaeological textiles and ceramics; contemporary non-European art; and museological collaborations with indigenous communities.
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
Collection responsibility: Head of the Modern & Contemporary design section, specialising in fashion and textiles from 1850 to the present day, and the development of the contemporary fashion collections.
Research interests: Jean Muir (fl. 1962-1995); contemporary couture and new technologies in fashion; constructs of masculinity in contemporary menswear and image-making; diversity and inclusivity in the fashion industry.
Collection responsibility: British, European and other ‘Western’ glass, ceramics, metalware, jewellery and industrial design circa 1945 – present.
Research interests: Nordic and British Modernist Jewellery Design, Contemporary Craft with a focus on Ceramics, Glass and Jewellery, 20th century European Art and Design and the integration and interpretation of historical collections by working artists and makers.
Collection responsibility: European ceramics, glass, precious and base metalwork from circa 1800 to 1945.
Research interests: Staffordshire ceramics, especially Minton & Co.; British pottery made for export; printing on pottery; the Renaissance revival in Britain and Italy.
Collection responsibility: Working with fashion and textiles from 1850 to the present day.
Research interests: Post-war textile design in Britain, émigré designers, artist textiles and modern tapestry.
Collection responsibility: Providing curatorial support across the Art and Design department, focussed on modern and contemporary collections, including exhibitions and enquiries.
Research interests: Furniture and product design circa 1900 – present, design anthropology, design and the art market.