Ursel Widemann worked as a voluntary assistant at the Horniman Museum in 2002 and 2003. From 2004 to 2005 she carried out fieldwork in Agadez (Niger) for her doctoral thesis on Tuareg clothing and identity, and from December 2005 until January 2006 collected artifacts for the Horniman in Agadez, as the museum's agent. These artifacts formed the focus of the Horniman exhibition 'Tuareg: people of the veil' (March 2010-February 2011), for which she was project curator. She has also worked at the Horniman as a documentation assistant, from February to March 2009.
anthropologist and curator