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A glass slide edges in green wood. On the glass slide are three figures painted, all wearing life sized musical instrument costumes like a drum and a cello and a horn.

People

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

A man in a blue suit standing outside of a hill overlooking a city skyline with threes in the background. There is a structure to the right with windows all around and tiled roof.

Nick Merriman

Chief Executive and Director
A woman is seen from mid torso up. She is wearing a black spotted jacket and is smiling. Behind her is a gallery which is blurred.

Victoria Pinnington

Director, Communications and Income Generation
A woman is seen from the waist up wearing a dark blue jacket. She is smiling and stood in front of some bamboo outside.

Paula Thomas

Finance Director
A woman is seen from the shoulders up stood in front of a rocky wall with a few climbing plants on it. She is smiling and wearing a white shirt

Kirsten Walker

Director, Collections Care and Estates

Curatorial

A woman in a white jacket is standing in front of a case with many recorders and other wind instruments on display in it

Margaret Birley

Keeper of Musical Instruments
A woman in a yellow top stands in front of some bamboo and smiles at the camera

Dr Sarah Byrne

Deputy Keeper of Anthropology (job share)
A man in a blue top is seen from the chest up in front of a large aquarium stank with small fishes and corals in it

Jamie Craggs

Aquarium Curator
A woman in a blue striped top is seen from the thigh up. She is smiling and leaning on some rocks, which continue behind her with seaweed on them. Next to her is just seen a person wearing blue

Michelle Davis

Deputy Aquarium Curator
A woman seen from the waist up is wearing a blue jacket and is smiling. She is stood in front of some blue museum cases with taxidermy animals in them like fish, deer and antelope

Jo Hatton

Keeper of Natural History
A close up of a woman stood in front of a pale backdrop

JC Niala

African Collections Researcher
A woman stood to one side next to a case with creatures in it like a fish, tortoise and armadillo. She is smiling and wearing a pink top.

Dr Emma Nicholls

Deputy Keeper of Natural History
A man is seen from the thigh up standing in a Garden on a cloudy day. He is wearing a blue fleese jacket and has his hands in his pockets.

Wesley Shaw

Head of Horticulture
A man standing in front of some plants with his hands in his pockets, wearing a light blue shirt

Robert Storrie

Keeper of Anthropology
A woman standing behind an open piano, smiling. She is wearing a pink scarf

Mimi S Waitzman

Deputy Keeper of Musical Instruments
A woman smiles at the camera, taking a selfie. She is in front of pictures of nature, like plants and birds

Dr Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp

Deputy Keeper of Anthropology (job share)

Trustees

A woman is stood in front of a large taxidermy walrus in a gallery. She is seen from the shoulders up, wearing a back top over a blue one. She is looking into the camera.

Eve Salomon

Trustee (Chair)
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Caroline Cole

Trustee
A man seen from the shoulders up smiling, he is stood in front of a board with text written on it (obscured)

Professor Geoffrey Crossick

Trustee

Surojit Ghosh

Trustee
A man is seen from the knee up sitting in a chair with one arm resting on the back of it. He is wearing a suit and is sitting indoors.

Simon Hesketh

Trustee
A man in a suit stands unsmiling in front of a pale backdrop

Nico Iacuzzi

Trustee
A woman sat in an office seen from the shoulders up, smiling at the camera

Sarah Kemp

Trustee
A woman is seen from the waist up standing on a staircase below the camera, she is holding on to the stair railing and the backdrop is bright white

Clare Matterson CBE

Trustee
A woman seen from the shoulders up stands outside in the sunlight smiling. She stands in front of a stone building

Mayowa Ochere

Trustee
A woman seen from the waist up standing outside with a city skyline in the background. She is wearing a red top, has her arms crossed and is smiling at the camera.

Carole Souter

Trustee
A women seen from the shoulders up smiling and wearing black standing in front of a stone building

Helen Williams

Trustee