Nicholas Crowe

Job summary

As an assistant curator based in the object collections department, Nicholas manages and facilitates access to the collections, working closely with researchers based all over the globe, as well as artists, cultural institutions and members of originating communities. He also works on the exhibitions programme, having co-curated a number of temporary displays in the Museum. As part of the collections team, Nicholas is involved in the day-to-day running of the department, including dealing with enquires about the collections, cataloguing, making enhancements to database records, and storage improvement projects. 


Nicholas completed an MA at University College London in 2010 and has worked at a number of museums both in and out of London. He joined the Pitt Rivers Museum in 2015 after working at the Horniman Museum for five years in a number of collections-based roles that fed into the development and redisplay of the World Collections galleries. In 2014, Nicholas was the freelance curator for the exhibition ‘Travelling with Unfamiliar Spirits’ at I:MAGE gallery, London, which resulted in a conference on esoteric art at the Warburg institute in London. He has also worked as a registrar for a large commercial gallery and held a placement at the Stanley Kubrick Archive. 

Featured projects and exhibitions

•    Co-curator for Stitch of a Symbol – Insights into the Textile Journeys of Sheila Paine, 16 August 2016 to 12 February 2017 (Pitt Rivers Museum)
•    Co-curator for Tibetan Objects in Transition, 1 September 2018 to 25 January 2019 (Pitt Rivers Museum)
•    Senior project co-ordinator for Performing Tibetan Identities – Photographic Portraits by Nyema Droma, 13 October 2018 to 20 May 2019 (Pitt Rivers Museum)