Mr Andrew Cabrinovic

Mr Andrew Cabrinovic

Curator, Echinoderms

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Invertebrates
Contact: email


Environmental monitoring (temp & RH) representative for Zoological collections, Glassware representative for Zoological collections, Identification of certain echinoderm taxa, particularly ophiuroids.


I'm a curator in the Invertebrates Division (Life Sciences Dept), which has collections in over 20 taxonomic phyla. My particular area is Echinodermata and shared responsibility in Cnidaria. The bulk of our collections are stored in fluid (>200,000 jars) but there are also substantial dry and microscope slide collections (10,000s specimen lots). The main part of my responsibility is facilitating access to the collections and processing newly-acquired specimens. In addition I undertake some identification work for echinoderms (particularly ophiuroids - brittlestars). I'm also responsible for collating the departmental glassware order for the collections. I'm also a departmental rep for environmental monitoring (temperature and relative humidity) in collections areas, providing reports and liaising with representatives of our Estates Department as required.



BA Hons, University College London, United Kingdom, 1983 - 1986

Employment history


Curator, Natural History Museum London, Invertebrates, Department of Life Sciences (formerly Zoology), 2001 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Natural History Museum London, Mammal Group, Zoology Department, United Kingdom, 1996 - 2000

Retail (principally Bookshop), Natural History Museum London, Front of House, 1986 - 1996


Rodrigues CF, PATERSON GLJ, CABRINOVIC A, Cunha MR (2011) Deep-sea ophiuroids (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Ophiurida) from the Gulf of Cadiz (NE Atlantic). Zootaxa, 2754 (2754): 1 - 26.