Corioli Souter

A black and white portrait of Corioli against a aquamarine background

Corioli Souter has been a Curator and archaeologist at the Department of Maritime Heritage, Western Australian Museum (WAM) since 1997. The Western Australian Museum is the State’s premier cultural organisation, housing WA’s scientific and cultural collections exhibited in six public locations. Corioli has developed exhibition projects for WAM including 'Immerse: Exploring the Deep' (2011), 'Lustre: Pearling and Australia' (2015), and ‘Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World’ (2016), a collaboration with the British Museum. She was a principal curator for the redevelopment of the WAM Perth site culminating in the opening of Boola Bardip in 2020. Corioli holds a Post Grad Diploma in Maritime Archaeology from Curtin University, a Masters (Research) in Archaeology from the University of Western Australia and is currently a PhD Candidate at  Deakin University with the project ‘Collecting the Sea’: Making and exhibiting maritime collections.