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Cambridge AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership - Student Profiles



My background and key interests centre on the archaeology of the circumpolar north, with a Masters in archaeology from the University of Aberdeen and several seasons of fieldwork in Scotland and Iceland behind me. In 2011, a Museums Galleries Scotland internship in an ethnographic university museum introduced me to professional work in the museum sector and, following a second MA in museum studies from UCL, I spent several years working directly with collections at the Royal Collection Trust. Through my MA and my work with Inuit items in the Royal Collection I became interested in both Arctic material culture and with the role of museums in wider Arctic geopolitics.

Department: Archaeology
Supervisor: Dr Anita Herle
College: Darwin
AHRC Subject Area: Archaeology
Title of Thesis: Between Two Words: contesting Copper Inuit pasts and futures in ethnographic museums
 Alex  Partridge