Ella assists with the running of the Treasure Trove Unit.

Ella PaulElla holds an undergraduate degree in Ancient and Medieval History from the University of Edinburgh, and has recently completed an MSc in Classical Art and Archaeology. After attending a course in Prehistoric, Greek and Roman pottery at the British School at Athens earlier this year, Ella’s current research is looking at the value of unprovenanced Greek pottery in museum collections.

Before taking up this position, Ella volunteered with the curatorial team in the World Cultures department at National Museums Scotland for nine months, assisting with object storage, collections research, and exhibition preparation. She additionally worked in the Visitor Experience team and has previously held roles as a tour guide and historical researcher.

Ella is delighted to take up the role of Treasure Trove Officer and is currently improving her knowledge of Bronze and Iron Age material culture. She is particularly pleased to be involved in the unit’s outreach programme and looks forward to engaging with the wider community.

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