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  • Kirsty Norman
  • Honorary Lecturer
  • k.norman@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Kirsty Norman

  • MA, Managing Archaeological Sites
  • Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • Course Co-ordinator: ARCLG233 Applied Heritage Management 
  • Member of the International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM)
  • Accredited Archaeological Conservator, UK Institute for Conservation (ICON)
  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (RAS)

Research Interests

  • Consultation and participatory planning in heritage/site management.
  • Capacity building in site management planning, conservation, interpretation and World Heritage policy.
  • Objects recording and conservation.
  • Site recording and conservation.
  • Conservation Area policy, appraisal and management, England.
  • Archaeology and heritage management, Turkey, Iraq and the Arabian Gulf.
  • Ethical standards in archaeology and heritage management.
  • Illicit antiquities: looting, effects on cultural heritage.

Current Projects

  • Hadrian’s Wall Heritage Ltd: editing the Hadrian’s Wall Management Plan
  • Sunderland and South Tyneside City Councils: upgrading the Nomination Document and Management Plan for Wearmouth and Jarrow World Heritage Candidate Site
  • DCMS: report on national responses to DCMS consultation “A Future for World Heritage”
  • The Ancient Merv Project, UCL: coordination of the WHS Management Plan, Ancient Merv, Turkmenistan
  •  EU/Council of Europe: Support to Cultural Diversity Project (PCDK), Kosovo

Research Directory

Educational Background

  • 2004 - 2006 MA Managing Archaeological Sites, University College London.
  • 1984 Certificate of Archaeological Conservation, Museums Association, London.
  • 1978 BA Greek, Roman and Chinese Civilisation, Durham University, UK.

Professional History

  • 2008-present: Project Manager and Principal Consultant, Heritage Management, Centre for Applied Archaeology, UCL
  • 2008-9: Teaching Assistant, Managing Archaeological Sites, Institute of Archaeology UCL
  • 2007: Management planning for Ancient Merv World Heritage Site.
  • 2004-2006: MA Managing Archaeological Sites, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.
  • 1993-2003: UNESCO Consultant in archaeological conservation and collections management, Museum of Islamic Art, Kuwait, and UNROP (Return of Property) team member representing Kuwait National Museum, in Baghdad.
  • 1986-2003: Field and museum conservation projects in Bahrain, the UAE, Iraq, Oman, Qatar, Turkey, Kuwait and Hong Kong.
  • 1986-1988: Conservator, British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara (BIAA), Turkey
  • 1978-1986 Archaeological Conservator, The British Museum.

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