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Henrietta Hammant, MSc

Henrietta Hammant, MSc

Collections Project Cataloguer

Henrietta first discovered her love for the Arctic when she wrote her undergraduate dissertation on the relationships between humans and polar bears in a remote Alaskan town. Since then, and after completing her master's degree, she has spent two years working in various Canadian museums. Most recently she was Assistant Curator at the Itsanitaq Museum, which specialises in Inuit art in a town known as the 'Polar Bear Capital of the World'.

At SPRI, Henrietta is responsible for two projects: the commissioning and production of a series of films focused on the museum's collection of objects related to Ernest Shackleton, and the re-cataloguing of the Arctic collection. She is thrilled to be working on such a broad range of topics, in a fantastic museum, while no longer having to worry about polar bears at the back door.



  • 2019-date: Collections Project Cataloguer at the Polar Museum
  • 2018: Assistant Curator at the Itsanitaq Museum
  • 2017: Collections Management Intern at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre
  • 2017: Education and Outreach Intern at the Royal Alberta Museum


  • 2016 MSc Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, University of Oxford
  • 2015 BA (Hons) Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge