9 June 2019

British Museum Vacancy for Project Curator: West Africa Bronze Casting Traditions Project


Role Summary

Project Curator: West African Bronze Casting Traditions Project
Africa, Oceania and the Americas
Full time
Fixed term (23 months in duration)
£29,607 per annum
Application deadline: 12 Noon on Wednesday 3 July 2019
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.

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