Csilla Ariese completed her Ph.D. in 2018 as part of the ERC-Synergy project NEXUS1492 at the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University. Her dissertation The Social Museum in the Caribbean explored 195 Caribbean museums and the practices and processes through which they engage with a diversity of communities. She continued working within the same project as a postdoctoral researcher, developing a catalog publication of Caribbean archaeological collections held in European museums. Besides her Ph.D., she holds an MSc in International Museum Studies from Gothenburg University (2012) and at the same university completed a BA in archaeology with a specialization in maritime archaeology (2010). She has been the secretary of the Museums Association of the Caribbean since 2015. She curated exhibitions in Amsterdam and Gothenburg. In the ECHOES project, she participates in the work package on City Museums and Multiple Colonial Pasts.