Project Researchers

Magdalena Buchczyk

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I am an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow working on the collections of the Museum of European Cultures in Berlin. This two-year research project is an ethnographic investigation of the collections of everyday material culture at the MEK, focusing on what they can tell us about the museum’s past and future.
My PhD (Goldsmiths, 2015) explored history, heritage and craftsmanship through Horniman Museum collections. Prior to joining CARMAH, I also worked at the University of Bristol and UCL, conducting ethnographic research of the learning infrastructure of the city and taking care of the growing research infrastructure of heritage science in the UK.
Trained in anthropology (Goldsmiths) and cultural heritage studies (UCL), I am interested in interrogating diverse knowledge practices through studies of museum collections, urban ethnography and crafts, with particular emphasis on textiles, weaving and pottery. In the past, I have conducted fieldwork in Poland, Romania and the UK.