Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin

University of Aberdeen


Christopher’s research attempts to elicit the personal narratives of the belongings that were sourced for Hudson Bay Company’s Chief Trader Colin Robertson by James Murray Yale .

Funding from the Canada-UK Foundation allowed Christopher to be involved in an unprecedented biographical event for two of the collection’s most valued objects – woven blankets created by Salish master weavers that had not returned to Canada in nearly 200 years.

Christopher intends to continue working with ethnological and world cultures museum collections in Scotland reflecting the unique nature of each object while sympathetically representing the continuing lives of Indigenous people.