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
UMASCS Librarian (job share): Connie Bettison
Executive Support Officer: Mat Binks
UMASCS Librarian (job share): Claire Clough
Curator of MERL Collections: Dr Ollie Douglas
Volunteer Co-ordinator: Sheila Fisher
Programme Officer (Museums Partnership Reading): Anna Jones
Principal Archivist: Caroline Gould
UMASCS Marketing Manager: Alison Hilton
Public Programmes Manager: Danielle Eade
Curator of Art Collections: Dr Naomi Lebens
UMASCS Librarian (job share): Fiona Melhuish
Collections Care Manager: Fred van de Geer

Visit the University website for our full list of staff.

Ure Museum

Curator: Professor Amy Smith
Assistant Curator: Jayne Holly
Education Officer: Claudina Romero Mayorga

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