Katy Barrett is a PhD student on the AHRC-funded project ‘The Board of Longitude 1714-1828: Science, Innovation and Empire in the Georgian World’ hosted by Cambridge and Royal Museums Greenwich. In 2011-13 she ran the ‘Things’ seminars at Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), on early modern material culture.
From October 2013 she will be a Curator of Art at the National Maritime Museum. She has previously worked in a range of national and university museums and heritage sites, including the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge, and the National Trust property Waddesdon Manor. She blogs and tweets as ‘Spoons on Trays’.