Sydney Stewart Rose

Research Summary

Sydney Stewart Rose is a doctoral researcher at the Pitt Rivers Museum and is reading for a DPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Prof Dan Hicks. Sydney’s current research investigates cultural dispossession and restitution of materials from the Pacifc. Her research interests include understanding debt and reciprocity with regards to museological returns. 


Sydney has a BA in Classics and a Masters of Museum Studies, as well as an MPhil in Archaeological Heritage from the University of Cambridge where she studied conceptualisations of universalism in material culture studies. Sydney has also worked extensively in areas of study such as authenticity, intellectual property rights, and digital heritage.