- Responsible for vertebrate and non-arthropod invertebrate collections
- Curatorial interests: collections management, research collections, and conservation and university teaching
- Research interests: general natural history, digitisation and natural history collections, historical preparation, teaching collections, and Oxford University Museum of Natural History collectors and collections
Mark Carnall is the curator of the 150,000 specimens held in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. He has previously worked and volunteered at local authority, national and other university natural history museums.
In addition to managing collections, he lectures on biology, palaeobiology and museological topics. His research interests are digitisation in museums, public engagement and natural history, sector wide advocacy for collections, models, casts and replicas as well as the implications on 3D printing on museum collections.
In addition to collections management, Mark contributes to public engagement from stand-up comedy about natural history museums through to lectures, informal talks and workshops for all age groups.
Module co-ordinator, ‘Museums in the Modern Age’ for Oxford University School of Geography and the Environment. 2018.
Institutional Project Partner Lead, Out in Oxford, an LGBTQ+ Trail of the University of Oxford’s Collections. 2017.
Speaker and Steering Group Member, Popularising Palaeontology Network. 2016–. Funded by King’s College London and AHRC.
Collections Manager (Life Collections) EMu Collections Data Migration Project. 2015–18.