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I’m a PhD candidate on the Diversity theme of the Heritage Futures project based at the UCL Institute of Archaeology.  My research explores what collecting contemporary diversity means across social history and natural science collections in London. I’m interested not just in representation, but also when inclusion and diversity lead to changes in organisational practices and processes. As part of the Heritage Futures project, I help to run knowledge exchanges between our academic and sector partners, and I work as a freelancer evaluating the impact of academic research and heritage engagement programmes.

Prior to my PhD, I have a background studying and working in archaeology with the Çatalhöyük Research Project, the Presidio San Francisco National Park and Historic District, and at Stanford University.



Afterlives Salon


This salon to accompany the current Octagon exhibition Cabinets of Consequence will explore how heritage and other related forms of conservation practices (including nuclear waste management) make futures.  How do we use material culture to stitch futures from pasts? What do we conserve? What do we get rid of? What do we allow to change? This Salon will be staged as a series of conversations across various themes currently being explored within the Heritage Futures research programme,Event held at Haldane Room, Wilkins Building , Gower Street WC1

Rodney Harrison
Cornelius Holtorf
Caitlin DeSilvey
Sefryn Penrose
Sarah May
Jennie Morgan
Nadia Bartolini
Antony Lyons
Kyle Lee Crossett


Nuclear Waste Management
Deep Space Messaging
World Heritage Site Management
Natural Heritage Management
Built Heritage Management
Cultural Diversity