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Kirsten Walker

Kirsten Walker is a member of the Horniman’s Senior Management Team responsible for Conservation, Documentation, Exhibitions and the management of the Horniman's estate across two sites.
Kirsten Walker is a member of the Horniman’s Senior Management Team responsible for Conservation, Documentation, Exhibitions and the management of the Horniman's estate across two sites. Kirsten trained as an archaeological conservator, working for English Heritage for five years and for Newport Museum and Art Gallery, before joining the Horniman in April 1991 as a Conservation Officer, based at the Study Collection Centre. She went on to become Conservation Services Manager, before joining the Senior Management Team in 1998. Her key achievements include coordinating the major extension to the building in 2001 to mark the Horniman's Centenary, the redevelopment of the Aquarium, and the 2012 Gardens redevelopment. In her current role as Director, Collections Care and Estates, Kirsten recently project managed the redevelopment of two anthropology galleries. She also has the privilege of being based in the office formerly used by founder Frederick Horniman, in the iconic Clocktower. Kirsten is a Governor of Horniman Primary School, and holds a degree in Archaeological Conservation, a Masters in Museum Studies and a Masters in Public Administration. Kirsten lives in South London and enjoys knitting and sewing, going to the theatre, and walking.