Project Curator: West Africa Bronze Casting Traditions Project

Project Curator: West Africa Bronze Casting Traditions Project
Employer: The British Museum
Salary: £29,607
Location: London

The British Museum is seeking to appoint a Project Curator to work on the West African Bronze Casting Traditions project. This Project Curator role will undertake essential collection documentation and research on the Museum’s collection of West African bronzes. This project and the position will involve wider research of the breadth of West African bronze casting traditions and laying the foundations for a major new research project.

Key areas of responsibility:

To upgrade the documentation of the Museum’s holdings of West African bronzes, with a focus on Nigeria
To research the broader context of the collection, including collection histories, related objects in the collection, and the histories of bronze casting traditions in West Africa as revealed by the collection
To make the collection, and knowledge about it, publicly accessible via publication, digital media, exhibition display, and broadcast media
To liaise with project partners in West Africa and in the UK, along with other international partners
To co-ordinate scientific research on the collections, including liaising with colleagues within the Museum.
Person specification:

With BA/BSc (or equivalent) in anthropology, archaeology, art history, or other relevant subject, you will have experience of research and publication. You will have a demonstrable experience of working with African collections or in Africa. This role also requires some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets). You will be an open, effective communicator, able to work as part of a team.

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