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Find out who our trustees and senior management team are, and learn more about our curatorial staff and their backgrounds.

The Horniman Museum and Gardens’ team of curators and experts cover a wide range of topics from marine biology, world cultures, gardening, the animal world, and the history of music making and instruments.

Museum and Gardens staff are actively involved in researching the collections and fieldwork, and collecting in their areas of specialism, resulting in publications, conference presentations, exhibitions, broadcasts and film.

Senior Management Team

Nick Merriman

Chief Executive and Director

Tim Corum

Director, Curatorial and Public Engagement

Victoria Pinnington

Director, Communications and Income Generation Directorate

Paula Thomas

Finance Director

Kirsten Walker

Director, Collections Care and Estates

Curatorial

Margaret Birley

Keeper of Musical Instruments

Dr Sarah Byrne

Deputy Keeper of Anthropology (job share).

Jamie Craggs

Aquarium Curator

Michelle Davis

Deputy Aquarium Curator

Jo Hatton

Keeper of Natural History

JC Niala

African Collections Researcher

Dr Emma Nicholls

Wesley Shaw

Head of Horticulture

Robert Storrie

Keeper of Anthropology

Mimi S Waitzman

Deputy Keeper of Musical Instruments

Dr Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp

Deputy Keeper of Anthropology (job share)

Trustees

Eve Salomon

Trustee (Chair)

Caroline Cole

Trustee

Professor Geoffrey Crossick

Trustee

Surojit Ghosh

Trustee

Simon Hesketh

Trustee

Nico Iacuzzi

Trustee

Sarah Kemp

Trustee

Clare Matterson CBE

Trustee

Mayowa Ochere

Trustee

Carole Souter

Trustee

Helen Williams

Trustee