Amber Lincoln, PhD, joined the British Museum in 2016 as a curator for the Americas Section in the Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas. She earned her doctorate in anthropology from the University of Aberdeen in 2011, focusing on the Circumpolar North, material heritage and phenomenology. This was followed by a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, her alma mater. Her work at the time documented the reindeer herding histories and legacies of Alaska Natives.
Amber’s career in museums began as a curatorial research assistant at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Since then, she has collaborated with indigenous artists and practitioners on several museum and material culture research projects in Alaska, Nunavut, Sápmi and the Russian Far East. She also continues to conduct museum and anthropological research in the Circumpolar North with indigenous advisers, furthering her education with their teachings.