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Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH

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Education Department

Head of Education – Jo Rice
Deputy Head of Education – Helen Ward
Education Officer: Adults & Young People – Jude Barrett
Education Officer: Families (p/t) – Jane Cockcroft
Education Officer: Families (p/t) – Rowan Guthrie
Sackler Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2 – Clare Coleman
Education Officer: Secondary & Young People – Clare Cory
Education Department Administrator – Sian Finn
Bookings and Education Assistant – Asia Yaqub

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Press Office

Press Officer – Claire Parris

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Marketing Manager – Theresa Nicolson
Marketing and Digital Communications Assistant – Lucy Killoran

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Venue Hire and Weddings

For Events Bookings enquiries please contact:

Bookings Manager

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For other Events enquiries please contact:

Interim Head of Event Sales – Wendy Ball
Corporate Membership & Event Manager – Sarah Kinsella
Commercial Events Manager – Martha Baskerville
Corporate Events Manager – Vanya Cunningham-Azoro
Social Event Manager – Stacey Puffer

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Development Office

Head of Development – Francesca Hewitt
Senior Development Executive – Frances Wheare
Major Gifts Officer – Paul Fitchett
Patrons & Friends Manager – Natasha O'Farrell
Membership Officer – Anne Marie Lo
Development Assistant – Hannah Olsen-Shaw
Communications and Donor Relations Officer – Sophie Carp

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Friends of the Ashmolean

(Activities� Team)
(Membership Team)

Friends and Patrons Coordinator – Kiki Fox
Membership Officer – Anne Marie Lo

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Public Engagement

Director of Public Engagement – Susan McCormack
Public Engagement Assistant – Sarah Doherty
Digital Communications Officer – Sarah Casey

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Department of Antiquities

Sackler Keeper of Antiquities – Paul Roberts – Roman Collections
Jaleh Hearn Curator of Ancient Near East – Paul Collins
Curator – Eleanor Standley – Anglo-Saxon and Medieval collections, and European material from the Tradescant collection
Curator – Liam McNamara – Ancient Egypt and Sudan collections
Curator – Alison Roberts – European and Early Prehistoric collections, and African, American and Asian material from the Tradescant collection
Curator – Anja Ulbrich – The A.G. Leventis Curator of the Cypriot Collection
Curator – Marianne Bergeron – The Butler-Levett Curator of Classical Greece
Administrator – Ilaria Perzia
Collections Manager – Helen Hovey
Museum Assistant – Claire Burton

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Department of Western Art

General Enquiries -
Print Room Appointments -
Collections information -
Administrator -

Keeper – Catherine Whistler – Italian and Spanish paintings, drawings and prints; French art before 1800; textiles
Senior Curator – Colin Harrison – British paintings, drawings and prints to 1900, French paintings, drawing and prints 1815-1900, Pissarro Collections, miniatures
Curator – Matthew Winterbottom – Late 19th-century British sculpture and decorative arts
Curator – An Van Camp – Dutch, Flemish and German paintings, drawings and prints
Collections Manager – Catherine Casley
Leverhulme Research Assistant (Raphael Project) – AngelaMaria Aceto
Print Room Supervisor – Caroline Palmer
Print Room Supervisor – Katherine Wodehouse
Administrator – Christopher Doogue

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Heberden Coin Room

Curator, Medieval and Modern – Julian Baker
Curator, South Asia and Banknotes, also Exhibitions – Shailendra Bhandare
Departmental Administrator, also Archives – Roz Britton-Strong
Curator, Greek and Roman Provincial, also Education – Volker Heuchert
Keeper – Chris Howgego
Sackler Fellow in Chinese Numismatics at Worcester College (2014-17) – Lyce Jankowski
E-Curator, also curates Roman collection – Jerome Mairat
Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Adviser, Medieval and Post-Medieval – John Naylor
Senior Curator Islamic – Luke Treadwell
Research Fellow, Coin Hoards of the Roman Empire Project (2014-18) – Philippa Walton

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Department of Eastern Art

Jameel Centre for the Study of Eastern Art -

Keeper – Andrew Topsfield – Curator of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asia
Senior Curator – Shelagh Vainker – Curator of Chinese Art
Curator – Clare Pollard – Curator of Japanese Art
Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art – Francesca Leoni
Christensen Fellow in Chinese Painting – Yan Liu
Chinese Paintings Programme Co-ordinator – Felicitas von Droste zu H�lshoff
Administrator – Aimée Payton
Study Room and Collections Manager (p/t) – Alessandra Cereda
Study Room and Collections Manager (p/t) – Unity Coombes
Study Room and Collections Manager – Sarah Mitchell
Research Associate – Kiyoko Hanaoka – Japanese Art
Research Associate – Joyce Seaman – Japanese Art
Research Associate – Mitsuko Watanabe – Japanese Art

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Cast Gallery

Keeper – Bert Smith – Greek and Roman art and archaeology
Assistant Curator – Milena Melfi

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University Engagement Programme (funded by Andrew. W. Mellon Foundation)

Director – Giovanna Vitelli
Teaching Curator – Jim Harris
Teaching Curator – Mallica Kumbera Landrus

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Projects Team

Project Technician – Tim Crowley
Project Technician – Kevin Jacques
Mountmaker – David Provan

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Finance Office

Head of Finance – Andrew Noton
Finance Officer – Helen Cooper
Finance Officer – Radka Mecheri

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Web Site -

Head of ICT – Jonathan Moffett
ICT Assistant (Networks) – Anjanesh Babu
ICT Assistant (Applications) – Alan Russell

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Digital Collections

Manager of Digital Collections – Aruna Bhaugeerutty
Data Architect – Chris Powell
Collections Management System Administrator – Chris Osman

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Human Resources

Head of HR – Laureen McHaffie
HR Payroll and Administration Officer – Caroline Minor
HR Administrator (p/t) – Susan Fotherby
HR Advisor (p/t) – Pam Virgo

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Director's Office

Director – Xa Sturgis
    Executive Assistant (p/t) – Emma Brown
    Executive Assistant (p/t) – Anne Saunders
    Executive Officer – Harry Phythian-Adams
Director of Public Engagement – Susan McCormack

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Registrar's Office

Registrar – Aisha Burtenshaw
Assistant Registrar – Christina Gernon
Assistant Registrar (Touring Exhibitions) – Hannah Manson

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Exhibitions Office

Exhibitions Manager – Agnes Valencak
Exhibitions Assistant – Catriona Pearson

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Joint Museums Education Team

Oxford University Museums, Head of Volunteering and Community Outreach – Joy Todd
Oxford University Museums, Community Education Officer (0.6) – Susan Griffiths
Oxford University Museums, Community Education Officer (0.4) – Nicola Bird
Oxford University Museums, Volunteers and Outreach Officer – Caroline Cheeseman
Oxford University Museums, Secondary Art Education Officer – Adrian Brooks

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Head of Conservation – Mark Norman
Deputy Head of Conservation – Daniel Bone
Object Conservator – Liz Gardner
Objects Conservator – Paulina "Nicky" Lobaton
Objects Conservator – Stephanie Ward
Paintings Conservator – Jevon Thistlewood
Senior Paper Conservator – Alexandra Greathead
Paper Conservator – Lara Daniels
Paper Conservator – Beth Twinn
Preventive Conservator – Kelly Domoney
Project Conservator – Sue Barker
Textile Conservator – Sue Stanton

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Design Department

Head of Design – Graeme Campbell
Designer – Greg Jones
Exhibition Designer – Clare Flynn

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Publications, Filming & Licensing

(Picture Library)

Picture Library -

Head of Publishing & Licensing (includes Filming) – Declan McCarthy
Publishing & Licensing Assistant – Marie Hale
Picture Library Manager – Amy Taylor
Picture Library Assistant – Alice Howard

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Museum Shop


Retail & Buying Manager – Katherine Merrony
Deputy Retail Manager – Stuart Booker
Merchandising & Systems Assistant: Onsite Shop – Henry Dartnall
Merchandising & Systems Assistant: Online Shop – Adam Hall

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Photography Manager – David Gowers
Assistant Photographer – Anne Holly

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Front of House

Deputy Security Manager – Helder Sousa
Visitor Services Team Manager – Phil Smith
Visitor Services Team Manager – Rosemary Jackson Hunter
Deputy Visitor Services Team Manager – Sarah Weaver
Deputy Visitor Services Team Manager – Emanuele Faccenda
Front of House Assistant – Trevor Stevens

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Building Services

Building Services Manager PA – Sarah Swanton
Building Services Technician – Paul Evett
Frame Conservation Technician – Robert Johnson