SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Maria Kostoglou

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Maria Kostoglou
Department of History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

Lecturer in Curating and Museology

Dr Maria Kostoglou
Email address:
+44 (0)20 7898 4159
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Brunei Gallery
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Office Hours:
Thursday 11:00-12:00


Maria holds M. Phil and Ph. D. (University of Glasgow) with expertise in ancient metalwork. She worked as curator in national archaeological museums and university museums in Britain and abroad.  As a lecturer at the University of Manchester she directed the Heritage Studies Programme, coordinated and taught material culture courses, Collections Management, and relevant research methods; she also supervised PG research (Department of Archaeology and Centre for Museum Studies), and developed learning, research, and outreach activities with the humanities collections of the Manchester Museum.




Maria publishes on the role of ancient metal technology during dynamic inter-cultural contact and social-change in eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East; she also published material from Africa and Bahrain. She is interested in research and supervision in ancient artefact studies; the materiality of objects and their connections with place and identity (past and present); heritage interpretation (in multi-cultural settings); and developing University Museum collections for higher education learning and research.