Abigail Allan is a freelance curator undertaking a DPhil in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil is in the form of a Collaborative Doctoral Award with the National Trust (AHRC funded), for whom she is locating, cataloguing, and researching their collections of Ancient Greek vases, before curating new displays in key properties. Her knowledge of curation has been gained – and will be expanded – through first-hand research of the display of art and antiquities collections across the world.
Beyond antiquities, Abigail works as a Museum Accreditation & Curatorial Consultant at Fairfield House, Bath, the exile home of Haile Selassie during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. Abigail works on all aspects of museum and exhibition creation, from writing Acquisitions and Care & Collections policies to sourcing cabinets and curating displays.
Abigail also works as an Assistant Curator at Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, which holds an extensive collection of mainly twentieth-century British art. Here, she has recently hung an exhibition of Spanish Architectural Photography and is currently working on an exhibition on ‘Pop Art & Postmodernism at LMH’, to open in October 2023.
Abigail previously completed a BA in Classical Archaeology & Ancient History and an MPhil in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford, both as a Crankstart Scholar.