Matilda Eriksson

Matilda is a first-year DPhil student pursuing a Collaborative Doctoral Award project at the University of Oxford in partnership with the Liebermann-Villa, Berlin. The project is co-supervised by Professor Abigail Green (Oxford University) and Dr Lucy Wasensteiner (Director, Liebermann-Villa). Matilda is a provenance researcher who specializes in critical provenance research, holistic repatriation, proactive collection management, and the analysis and communication of object biographies.

Matilda obtained her BA in Cultural Studies (2016) and her MA in Museum Studies (2020) from Lund University (Sweden), and her MSc degree in Art History: Collecting & Provenance in an International Context (2021) from the University of Glasgow. Matilda has interned at the Swedish National Heritage Board, the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution), and the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative. In 2021 Matilda was a panellist & project member for ‘Workshop #3: Human Remains & Repatriation’ in the Devolving Restitution series (sponsored by the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Open Society Foundation, and hosted online by AFFORD UK), hosted by The Hunterian, University of Glasgow. Most recently Matilda worked as a research assistant for the pilot project ‘Jewish Country Houses in Sweden’ at Uppsala University.