26 May 2023

Frédérique Duyrat

The Ashmolean Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Frédérique Duyrat as Director of Collections and Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, effective 1 September 2023.

Dr Duyrat is a respected scholar and museums professional with a background in research, curation and collections management and a specialist in the history and numismatics of the classical and Hellenistic Near East. She is currently General Curator of Libraries and Director of the Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France where she has been responsible for the management and research of one of the world’s largest collections of numismatic and archaeological materials. 

Dr Duyrat holds a doctorate in history from University of Paris IV-Sorbonne and is a member of the Archaeology doctoral school of the University of Paris I-Panthéon. 

As Director of Collections and Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, Dr Duyrat will be responsible for leading curatorial and collections strategy and providing line management for Keepers of all curatorial departments, the Head of Conservation and Head of Digital Collections.

Dr Duyrat said ‘I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Ashmolean Museum. I look forward to working with museum colleagues and with the museum’s incredible collections to help further the Ashmolean’s mission to preserve, enhance and share its collections and knowledge to promote research, learning and enjoyment.’