Ethnology staff

Postal address:

World Museum
William Brown Street
L3 8EN

Emma Martin, PhD

Senior Curator of Ethnology

My interests focus primarily on collector and collection histories and alongside this contemporary collecting; both chieflyin the geographical and cultural areas of Tibet. I am particularly interested in understanding the processes of collectingin early 20th century colonial British India.

My major collections research project centres on the collection of Sir Charles Bell (1870-1945). I am also currently developinga programme of contemporary collecting that focuses on Tibet.

Zachary Kingdon, PhD

Curator, Africa collections

My previous research has focused on sculpture and the creative process among Makonde blackwood sculptors settled in Tanzania.

My on-going research explores the social and historical contexts in which a number of West Africans contributed numerousartefacts to the World Museum Liverpool collections between 1860 and 1916. I am particularly interested in the ways thatAfrican agendas and agency are reflected in the creation of the Museum's West African collection.

Alexandra Blakeborough 

Assistant Curator

My role is to document and digitise the North and South American collections with the main focus on the Caribbean and Arcticcollections, and the collection of South American clubs. I'm aiming to improve documentation standards and increase accessonline to our collections
I have worked for National Museums Liverpool for over 10 years. I joined theEthnology department in 2014 after having placements in nearly all other curatorial departments at World Museum. My specialismis in documentation, location control and general collections management.  

Marion Servat-Fredericq

Project Assistant Curator – World Cultures

I first joined National Museums Liverpool as a volunteer in 2012. My role was to assist Zachary Kingdon with inventorying the Arnold Ridyard collection of West African objects. In parallel, I worked for NML’s Visitor Services department across all venues. In 2015, I joined the World Museum’s Antiquities team as an Assistant Curator to help with the refurbishment of the Ancient Egypt gallery. From 2017 to 2018, I worked as a Project Assistant Curator on the exhibition 'China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors'. I have now joined the Ethnology team and am currently working on the redevelopment of the World Cultures gallery at World Museum. Prior to joining NML, I studied Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, specialising in ancient Egyptian language and literature.