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Sarah Lurcock, SGHT Director, South Georgia
Sarah Lurcock, SGHT Director, South Georgia

Sarah Lurcock is the SGHT Director, South Georgia. Sarah is responsible for overseeing all SGHT operations and staff on South Georgia including the operation, management and upkeep of the Museum. Sarah studied biology at university and has lived and worked on South Georgia, in various roles for more than 20 years. In this time she has developed an in-depth knowledge of the island's heritage and natural history and been involved in a variety of projects including the refurbishment of the whalers' cemeteries and Grytviken Church; fieldwork on plants and animals, and the translocation of reindeer to the Falkland Islands. Sarah has a particular interest in the social history of South Georgia and general history of the Antarctic region. She is employed part time and works on the island for six months of the year and in the UK the rest of the time. If you would like further information about the Museum or South Georgia in general please email the director: Sarah Lurcock





Tom & Liz Adams, Museum buyer and volunteer
Tom & Liz Adams, Museum buyer and volunteer

Liz Adams is the buyer for the Museum gift shop and works primarily from England. Her main goal is to increase the profitability of the shop, and to make it an attractive gift shop for visitors to the island. Husband Tom also volunteered at the Museum one summer.









Charlotte Yeung Yuen Tai, Curator
Charlotte Yeung Yuen Tai, Curator

Curator Charlotte Yeung Yuen Tai studied History of Art at the University of Warwick and has just completed her Masters in Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of St Andrews. She first encountered Antarctica in her voluntary work at Discovery Point in Dundee and has been fascinated with the continent ever since. She is looking forward to developing her curatorial and photography skills whilst on the island and taking part in the South Georgia half marathon.






Vickie Heaney, Museum Assistant
Vickie Heaney, Museum Assistant
Museum Assistant Vickie Heaney is normally based on the Isles of Scilly in the UK. Vickie is an Artist and Ornithologist – sketching and printing the seabirds she studies. Having worked towards the successful eradication of rats from the island of St Agnes in Scilly, she is very excited to be involved in supporting the ground-breaking rodent eradication from South Georgia. Vickie has also worked on Antarctic cruise ships as an on-board Ornithologist and Guide. This will be her second season living and working at the museum on South Georgia – once was not enough!








Kerstin Langenberger, Museum Assistant
Kerstin Langenberger, Museum Assistant
Museum Assistant Kerstin Langenberger has fallen deeply in love with the Polar regions. Originally from Germany she lived for seven years in Iceland where she graduated in Environmental Science before moving to Svalbard in the European Arctic. There she undertook a one year study to become an Arctic Nature Guide which led her to work on expedition ships travelling to both polar regions. She is a skilled photographer, outdoor enthusiast and conservationist and is extremely excited to be spending a season on South Georgia to support the important work of SGHT.









Dani Spreitzer, Volunteer Fundraising Assistant
Dani Spreitzer, Volunteer Fundraising Assistant
Volunteer Fundraising Assistant Dani Spreitzer first experienced and fell in love with Antarctica and South Georgia when she worked as a dive assistant on the National Geographic Explorer. Since graduating with a degree in Animal Science, she has been working as an expedition leader and divemaster on a shark research vessel in South Australia. Her experience in these regions has reinforced her passion for wildlife and conservation, and has sparked a keen interest in particular to the seabirds that call the Southern Ocean home. Dani is really looking forward to returning to South Georgia to help raise funds and awareness of the islands world leading habitat restoration project and its future cultural heritage conservation projects.





Theo Crutchley-Mack, Artist in Residence
Theo Crutchley-Mack, Artist in Residence
Artist in Residence Theo Crutchley-Mack is a full time artist based on the coast of West Wales. He Graduated from a degree in Drawing at Falmouth School of Art in 2015 and has since been exhibiting at galleries across the UK including the Isles of Scilly, London and Wales. Theo’s paintings are built in layers of heavy texture using hand made paper and acrylic paints. They often depict desolate coastal landscapes or ruined architectural structures. He joins us at the South Georgia Museum in the later part of the southern summer. He says: ‘I am aiming to produce at least 10 large scale paintings that portray the wild atmospheric qualities of the landscape on South Georgia. I look forward to discovering how this unique experience will impact my work’.

More of Theo’s work can be seen on his website at: www.crutchley-mack.com





Steve Massam, Museum Taxidermist
Steve Massam, Museum Taxidermist
Steve Massam is the Museum Taxidermist. Steve is based in the Falkland Islands but occasionally spends time working at the South Georgia Museum. As well as taxidermy, Steve is a talented sculptor.

He also assists with the training of the museum staff to make the Made in South Georgia craft range of goods which are made for sale in the gift shop an is developing new designs for this range.









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