Dr. Chris Wingfield is Senior Curator (World Archaeology) at the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge. He is based at Cape Town for the second half of 2017 to undertake a six month NRF-DST Fellowship for Early Career Researchers from the United Kingdom.
Although born in South Africa, Chris has lived for most of his life in the UK. Chris previously worked at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, where he studied Archaeology & Anthropology and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, while undertaking a part-time PhD at the University of Birmingham on the museum of the London Missionary Society. He has also taught Heritage and Material Culture Studies at the Open University. In 2012-13, together with Karen Jacobs, he convened an AHRC funded networking project, 'Who Cares? The Material Heritage of British Missions in Africa, and the Pacific and its future’ (http://maa.cam.ac.uk/who-cares/), which resulted in the 2015 book 'Trophies, Relics and Curios’(https://www.sidestone.com/books/trophies-relics-and-curios).
His new project ‘Re-collecting the Missionary Road’ builds on that work. Further details at: http://maa.cam.ac.uk/missionary-road/