University Museums and Special Collections Services (UMASCS)

The MERL; Special Collections; Art Collections

Director: Kate Arnold-Forster
Associate Director (Archive Services): Guy Baxter
Associate Director (Curatorial and Public Engagement): Isabel Hughes
Director of UMASCS Academic Learning and Engagement: Dr Rhi Smith
Executive Support Officer: Mat Binks

UMASCS Principal Librarian: Claire Clough
Curator of MERL Collections: Dr Ollie Douglas
Principal Archivist: Caroline Gould
UMASCS Librarian: Fiona Melhuish
Collections Care Manager: Fred van de Geer
Curator of Art Collections: Dr Hannah Lyons

Public Programmes Manager: Danielle Eade
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Sheila Fisher
Learning and Engagement Manager: Phillippa Heath
Head of Marketing and Visitor Experience: vacant
Programme Manager (Museums Partnership Reading): Anna Jones
Operations Manager: David Neilson

Ure Museum

Curator: Professor Amy Smith
Assistant Curator: Jayne Holly

Cole Museum

Curator: Professor Amanda Callaghan

Lettering, Printing and Graphic Design Collections

Director of Collections and Archives: Professor Sue Walker
Assistant Curator: Dr Emma Minns


Curator: Dr Alastair Culham

Geology Collection

Curator: Dr Hazel McGoff

East German Studies Archive

Curator: Dr Ute Wolfel