Mr Ellis Huddart

Name: Ellis Huddart

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Birkbeck, University of London and Royal Museums Greenwich


I begun working full-time on conducting research for my PhD titled ‘Floating palaces’ in October 2020 at Birkbeck, University of London in partnership with Royal Museums Greenwich. Prior to this I was an Exhibitions Curator for a university collection (Royal Holloway, University of London) having previously worked in the cultural heritage sector across a range of museums and galleries (from provincial regimental museums to a collection of ‘national importance’ at the Wordsworth Trust). With this history of working in environments that primarily focus on encouraging collection-driven public engagement with historical themes, my interests in modern monarchy sway towards the material and visual aspects of royalty.

Current research projects on modern monarchy:

Floating palaces: royal yachts, maritime tours and constructions of British monarchy, empire and decolonisation, c. 1897-1939 – UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD research supervised by Prof. Jan Rueger (Birkbeck, University of London) and Jeremy Michell (Royal Museums Greenwich)



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