Poste à pourvoir : conservateur au British Museum (Antiquité Tardive)

Project Curator; Late Antiquity
Reference 1281169
Location London
Closing Date Wednesday 3rd October 2012 12pm Noon Additional Information
Salary: £26,820 per annum pro rata
Contract: Fixed Term Contract; until 30 December 2017 (Full Time)

The British Museum is looking for a Curator with interests in the
archaeology, art and material culture of Late Antiquity in the Mediterranean
and the Middle East to play a key role in a five year research programme
funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Empires of Faith is a unique research
programme bringing together the British Museum with the University of Oxford
to understand the creation of religious iconographies and their
relationships with state formation from the Mediterranean World to South
Asia and the Borders of China, c. 200-800 AD.

The main purposes of this role are to (1) manage and administer aspects of
the programme such as budgets, workshops, meetings and work schedules; and
(2) to research aspects of the Late Antiquity collections and their
contexts. The successful candidate will be responsible for the development
and delivery of web content, public programming and potentially displays.
The role will also involve undertaking collections based documentation in
order to improve the documentation for relevant artefact and pictorial
collections. You will work closely with the project leader, Jas’ Elsner and
curators at the Museum. You will be based at the British Museum, but will
have to travel to Oxford for team meetings in term times.

Required Skills: You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a
subject relevant to the role, for example Archaeology or Art History, with
proven curatorial and research experience. You will have experience of
working with and researching, or demonstrable knowledge of material culture
and art works. Excellent teamwork and communication skills are essential for
this role, as well as some experience of project management. Experience of
working on an exhibition and demonstrable knowledge of Late Antique material
and visual culture is desirable but not essential.   

Application Instructions: Interviews are likely to take place on 24 October

For further information or to apply for this role, please go to

If you have any queries regarding this role, please email us at
or call 0845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject
line of any email and at the beginning of a call.


Sterenn Le Maguer-Gillon

Archéologue spécialiste de la péninsule Arabique et du commerce dans l'océan Indien, vacataire à l'Institut catholique de Paris et à l'Université Rennes 2.

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