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Kyle Lewis Jordan

Kyle Lewis Jordan

Curating for Change Fellow
Ashmolean Museum and Pitts River’s Museum

Kyle Lewis Jordan is the Curating for Change Fellow working with both the Ashmolean Museum and Pitts River’s Museum in Oxford. Born with Cerebral Palsy, Kyle has been passionate about ancient Egypt since he was six years old and has had the ambition of being Director of the British Museum since he was ten.

He has recently concluded his MA in the Archaeology and Heritage of Egypt and the Middle East at UCL, where his thesis explored the role and significance of disabled bodies within early court societies in Predynastic Egypt. An early career Egyptologist, Kyle is passionate about improving our knowledge and understanding of disability in ancient Egypt and wider antiquity, and has given multiple talks and papers on the subject.

He has also had prior experience volunteering with Museums, in particular the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology and the British Museum. Over the course of his fellowship, Kyle has been determined to utilise the Ashmolean and Pitt River’s vast collections – spanning large ranges of time and space – to further develop his ideas on the longer history of disability within the human story, and to share those stories both with his colleagues and the wider public.

Through doing so he not only hopes to shift public and professional perceptions about disabled people, but to share with disabled people themselves that the human story has always been theirs, and that none of it would have been possible without them.

 

Kyle Lewis Jordan will be speaking at the MuseumNext Digital Summit 2024:

How Can Digital Solutions Provide Inclusive Learning Opportunities

How did the Ashmolean Museum’s Learning & Engagement and Digital Content & Interpretation Teams use digital technology to widen their audience, increase learning opportunities and promote inclusivity and accessibility within their museum? Working in partnership with Curating for Change and Imagineear, the Ashmolean has successfully managed to seamlessly incorporate new technology into the visitor experience at Oxford’s hidden gem.

Kyle Lewis Jordan