Meet The Team


Stories from the Museum Floor is an eclectic mix of stories about the objects, exhibitions, events, people and programmes at Manchester Museum.

And have a look at our special edition series:

An Advent Calendar from the Visitor Team
Wonder Women of Manchester Museum and the University of Manchester

Posts are written by the Visitor Team. We are not experts, but we are people with a passionate interest in the museum and its objects. We each bring our own unique insight into Manchester Museum and its collections, and therefore the posts do not necessarily always reflect the views of the Museum.

We also welcome guest blogs from volunteers, work experience students and other staff.

For more about the collections at Manchester Museum, please visit the Curators’ blogs.

Meet the Team

Judith Fabian (Editor)

Constantine The Great
Wonder Women
Lydia Becker (Wonder Women)
Marie Stopes (Wonder Women)
Groundhog Day
On the First Day of Christmas (Advent 2017)
Counting down to Christmas …
Beyond Dementia – an Exhibition with a Difference
Innovating Access: The Digital Touch
World Gin Day
Beware the Ides of March!
Party like the Babylonians…
Silver and Gold: Celebrating Age-Friendly Manchester
From paper to plastic!
Pirate Money!

Michelle Scott (Editor)

Wonder Women
Adela Breton (Wonder Women)
Margaret Murray (Wonder Women)
Margaret Murray
Hilda and Flinders – A Reluctant Romance
The Countdown Continues…
A Coptic Christmas Stocking (Advent 2017)
Celebrating Ganesha
A Summer of Stories
Game of Thrones – Museum Edition
Refugee Week: Travelling with Hope
Returning an ancestor, a reflection
An Inspired Anthology
LGBT History Month (Introduction)
The most precious of gifts
Winter is Here… Game of Thrones Special Edition
Teacup Travels – Inspiration for adventure
Pride of Place: Amelia B. Edwards (Update)
Silver and Gold: Celebrating Age-Friendly Manchester
Animal Kingdom – Two by Two
Gotta catch ’em all – Museum Edition
Flinders Petrie, Father of Archaeology
Being Human #4: Signs and Symbols
Saint George, the Dragon Slayer
Easter Treasure Hunt
Being Human #3: Experimental Archaeology – Egyptian Stone-working
Being Human #2: Reconstructing identity – a new look at the ancient dead
Living with the Edge
Being Human #1: Taung Child – The Missing Link
From Manchester Museum … With Love
Talk English – Birds and Butterflies
The Gods and Their Makers
Season’s Gr-eatings from Stan
Not just for Christmas…
There be dragons here…
Murder in Mesopotamia?
From Shrunken Heads to Collective Conversations
Encountering Corpses

Bryony Rigby (Editor – Asia)

From The Himalayas To Here: Part 1 – Himalayan Balsam
Erna Simon (Wonder Women)
The Robin Redbreast (Advent 2017)
Christmas and Corn? (Advent 2017)
The First Day of Advent (Advent 2017)
Cordyceps, the Zombie Fungus
Remembering the Elm
Tasmanian Tiger: Story of an Extinction
Gelede Masks
Climate Control: Bringing It Together
What did T.Rex look like?
Climate Control: Changes We Can See
The Second Fattest Cow
The War of the Snails, Round Three: Down But Not Out
The War of the Snails, Round Two: The Heavyweight
The War of the Snails, Round One: The Home Favourite
A Plethora of Penguins
Halloween Special! Death and the Hawk Moth
Kiwi and Egg Syndrome

Adam Hopper

The Yule Boar (Advent 2017)

Catherine Tindsley

The Hidden Women of the Civil War
A Tale of Two Coins (Advent 2017)
An Angel’s Wings (Advent 2017)
Object Lessons: Imagining the Prehistoric
World Environment Day 2017 – Celebrate Nature
Climate Control: Climate Exchange

Chiara Ludolini

In space, no one can hear you scream
Bludgeons and Dragons (Part 4): The Mistrusted Colours
Kathleen Drew-Baker (Wonder Women)
Christabel Pankhurst (Wonder Women)
The Yule Log (Advent 2017)
Bludgeons and Dragons (Part 3): The Neglected Colour and its Revenge
Bludgeons and Dragons (Part 2): The Questionable Ones
Bludgeons and Dragons (Part 1): A Rainbow in Jars

Deborah Ward

Gender Identity – Alliances for Solidarity
Caroline Birley (Wonder Women)
Christmas Sixpence (Advent 2017)
Reena Saini Kallat
Looking backwards, looking forwards
National Play Day
After the Bees

Diana Arzuza Buelvas

Christmas Full of Light (Advent 2017)
A Colombian History in Five Objects
Not just old birds in cases

Fang Zong

National Tea Day – Time for Tea!
China from CHINA
The Christmas Cactus (Advent 2017)
A Winter Wonderland (Advent 2017)
Borage – A Star of Nature
My Museum Journey Continues…
International Museums Day: My Museum Journey
Valentine’s Day – All about Love …
Chinese New Year 2017 -The Year of the Rooster
Chinese Zodiac: Part 1 – Monkey

Jason Lau

Let it Snow! (Advent 2017)
World Environment Day 2017 – Celebrate Nature
The Nocturnal Journals

Jennie Trueman

Gold! (Advent 2017)
National Play Day
Climate Control – Join the Conversation!
From Manchester Museum … With Love
Not just for Christmas…
Rock Blog Part 2
Rock Blog Part 1

Laura Bennett

The Demoiselle Crane
O, Christmas Tree (Advent 2017)
Unicorn of the Sea: Part 2 – The Mystery Continues
Unicorn of the Sea: Part 1 – The Age of Exploration
Climate Control: Climate Exchange
Climate Control: Marvellous Moths
Easter Edition: ‘Oophaga pumilio’ … the Egg Eater!

Louise Thomas

Meera Syal (Wonder Women)
Love them or Loathe them… (Advent 2017)
Museum Inspires Pictures at an Exhibition
Museum versus zoo – summer holiday showdown
Stan The T.Rex Visited By ‘Long Lost Family’
See Living Worlds in 3D – Part II
Talking With Dinosaurs
See Living Worlds in 3D!
Art and the Modern Museum
Stan the T. rex – A Day in the Life

Louise Antoinette Watson

A Great British Summer
Christmas Candles (Advent 2017)
‘Tis The season to be thoughtful …
Spring in the Museum Shop
I’m Dreaming of a Green Christmas …

Luke Gleadall

Something Fishy
Gotta catch ’em all – Museum Edition
Keeping in Mind – Dementia and Museums, Part 3
A Fistful of Dollars
Mythical Creatures in Manchester Museum

Luke A. Williamson

Enheduanna – Priestess, Poet and Woman of Power
Io Saturnalia! (Advent 2017)
Two Thousand Years / Two Thousand Miles
A Tower for the Living, a Tomb for the Dead
From Arcs To Embers (part 1): King of the Universe

María José Ramos Acevedo

Agatha Christie (Wonder Women)
Sharing the World (Advent 2017)

Maxine Carson-Byrne

A Cruel Law
A Wolf’s Tail
Amelia B. Edwards – A Thousand Miles up the Nile
Women Of Antiquity

Naomi Weaver

Ellen Wilkinson (Wonder Women)
HMS Challenger (Advent 2017)

Peter Williams

Wren Day (Advent 2017)
Climate Control – The Polar Bear Fact File
Fifteen Children and a T-Rex!
Birds of Fancy

Rowena McGrath

Animal Dads

Shaun Bennett

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (Advent 2017)
Spartan and Athenian Sexuality (LGBT History Month)
Scrimshaws and the fascinating story of Rachel Pringle Polgreen
Rapa Nui or Easter Island
Moche Culture
The Egyptian Scarab Beetle – Dung Beetles Do the Dirty Work!
From Volunteer to Supervisor

Stephanie Studders

A Lost Oddity of the Sea
Admired Beast and Villain
Underneath the Mistletoe… (Advent 2017)


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