Anna Garnett

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2461
Department: Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
Venue: Petrie Museum

In my role as Curator I care for the 80,600 Egyptian and Sudanese objects in the Petrie Museum collection, as well as our important archive. My duties involve developing gallery displays and maintaining documentation of the collection, using the collection to facilitate teaching, research and public engagement, and working on object loans for national and international exhibitions.


I developed an interest in ancient Egypt at a young age which led me to study Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. I am also a graduate of the HLF-funded ‘Future Curators’ Programme, part of the ‘Skills for the Future’ initiative, and over the past 15 years I have worked with local, national and University museum collections in the UK, including the curation of permanent, temporary and touring exhibitions.

I have participated in several international field projects as Ceramicist and Finds Registrar in Egypt and Sudan, and I am a committee member for ACCES, the Subject Specialist Network for Curators of Egyptian and Sudanese collections in the UK.


I am passionate about creatively engaging all audiences with Egyptian and Sudanese collections, and in particular highlighting the unique stories behind ‘unassuming’ objects. I am interested in the history of Egyptian collections, especially those in North-West England where I grew up, and I am also interested in landscape archaeology, which is reflected in my PhD research into landscape use in the Eastern Desert of Egypt during the New Kingdom (c. 1550-1069BC). I am a self-confessed ‘culture vulture’ and enjoy spending my spare time visiting museum collections across the UK.

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