Alice Tofts is a final year part-time AHRC funded collaborative doctoral student with Imperial War Museums and University of Nottingham. She has a Masters in Museum Studies from University College London and a joint honours degree in History and French from the University of Manchester. Her research explores the role of family photographs in constructing the past within Holocaust survivor families and Imperial War Museums. Her research uses photo-elicitation in oral history interviews to examine how photographs evoke, block, confirm and project certain memories.


Imperial War Museums


Greater London

Areas of Specialist Interest

  • Second World War and mid-20th Century (1929 – 1949)
  • The Holocaust
  • Arts and war
  • Refugees


  • PhD (ongoing)
  • Masters in Museum Studies
  • BA Hons in History and French


  • Working with digital and social media
  • Working with collections and archives
  • Building Partnerships
  • Exhibitions and Interpretation
  • Historical research
  • Oral histories and sound collections
  • Photograph collections
  • Delivering presentations