Staff photo of Liam McNamara, Keeper of Antiquities at the Ashmolean

Liam McNamara

31 Jul 2023

The Ashmolean Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam McNamara as Keeper of Antiquities.

Liam is currently the Lisa and Bernard Selz Curator for Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the Ashmolean, a post he has held since 2010. He was lead curator on the redevelopment of the Museum’s permanent galleries for ancient Egypt and Sudan which opened in November 2011.

He also served as Director of the Griffith Institute (the University of Oxford’s research centre for Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies) from 2015–2019.

Prior to joining the Ashmolean, Liam was a Project Curator in the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan at the British Museum.