Institute of Archaeology


Nick Merriman - Honorary Professor of Practice


Name: Dr Nick Merriman

Honorary Title: Honorary Professor of Practice

Email: n.merriman@ucl.ac.uk

IoA staff nominator and email:

Theano Moussouri t.moussouri@ucl.ac.uk



Nick is currently working with staff in Heritage Studies to develop a formal agreement regarding collaboration with the Horniman Museum and Gardens, including possible teaching, placements, joint research projects and dissertation topics. He also currently contributes in particular to the MA in Museum Studies with Theano Moussouri. Nick previously worked at the Institute of Archaeology from 1997-2006 as Reader in Museum and Heritage Studies, and was Director of UCL Collections. He is currently preparing an edited book on museums and the climate and ecological emergency.


Selected recent publications

  • 2015 The future of collecting in ‘disciplinary’ museums: interpretive, thematic, relational. In McCarthy, C (ed). Museum Practice. Wiley Blackwell, Chichester: 249-266.
  • 2008 Museum collections and sustainability. Cultural Trends 17(1) 2008: 3-21.
  • 2004 Public Archaeology. (Edited, with introduction and paper). Routledge, London.