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Scot Hurst

Scot Hurst is Assistant Curator of Arms and Armour at the Royal Armouries in Leeds. From December 2021- January 2023 Scot is Curator of Asian & African Collections (maternity cover)

After completing his degree in History (BA Hons, Sheffield Hallam University 2006 – 2009) Scot began his museum career in 2010 with English Heritage, before joining the Royal Armouries Education Department in 2013. In 2015 a new opportunity presented itself, to work more closely with the National Firearms Centre as civilian instructor on the Combat Infantry Course, in association with Infantry Training Centre Catterick Garrison. Scot worked on the development and delivery of the ‘Realities of War’ programme providing courses on the history of the British Infantry, the history and development of firearms, and current enemy and allied weapon systems.

In November 2017, Scot joined the Royal Armouries curatorial team as Assistant Curator of Arms and Armour. Since joining, he has been involved in several ongoing museum projects, such as organising the Weapons in Society conference in September 2019 and June 2021 and co-curating the Tudor Power and Glory exhibition to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold in 2020. In February 2021, Scot was invited to join the Arms and Armour Society council and took up the post of Digital Engagement Manager.

Scot’s main areas of interest focuses on medieval daggers and knives, and he has spent the last few years researching a significant group within the Royal Armouries collection, all of which were recovered from the river Thames. In November 2021, he delivered a paper on the Thames Daggers at the ICOMAM conference in Toledo. Other areas of research include a group of Indian armours from the Bikaner arsenal in Rajasthan.

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