Dr Mark Curteis

Associate Tutor


Mark completed his MA in Archaeology at the University of Durham in 1987, and he began his museum career at Barrow-In-Furness Museum in the same year. He later worked as Curator at Letchworth Museum, before moving to Northampton Museum first as Keeper of Archaeology and later as Head of Interpretation, where he developed education, exhibition and outreach programmes. In 2002 Mark moved to Essex County Council as Heritage Learning and Access Officer, developing Essex Record Office as an educational resource, advising Essex museums on access and interpretation, and developing partnership projects with local museums.

In 2011 he took up the post of Curator of Social History and Art at Chelmsford Museum where he continues to develop his interests in reminiscence work. In 2017 he became Assistant Museums Manager - Curatorial and Learning teams. His responsibilities include managing the museums collections (which also include the collections of the Essex Regiment Museum) and the learning teams.

A PhD in the depositional use of ancient coinage demonstrates his interest in material culture studies. He is also a mentor for the Museums Association and curatorial advisor to two museums.

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