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Conservator: Treasure

British Museum


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Join the British Museum as a Conservator - Treasure and play a pivotal role in preserving world history


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, a beacon of cultural heritage, is on the lookout for a dedicated Conservator - Treasure. Renowned for its vast collection, including the likes of the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies, this institution offers an unparalleled opportunity to work amidst two million years of human history. The Museum is not only a top visitor attraction but also a hub for professional growth, offering a competitive benefits package and fostering a supportive work environment.

  • Preserve precious archaeological finds as part of the Museum's Treasure process
  • Contribute to both interventive and preventive collection care
  • Engage with public programs and department activities
  • A recognised conservation qualification at degree level
  • Expertise in the care of inorganic objects, particularly archaeological metals
  • Collaborative skills for working with various museum departments

Interested in making history with us? For more details, please review the job description or reach out for support with your application to [email removed - click apply for more details].

The British Museum is seeking a Conservator: Treasure to join the Department of Collection Care to assist in the Museum’s role in the Treasure process, safeguarding the finds placed in the Museum’s care and preparing them for identification and the necessary documentation. Additionally, the postholder will contribute to the care of the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan and will proactively engage with the Public Programme activities of the Department of Collection Care. The role requires the post holder to possess a recognised professional conservation qualification to degree level and demonstrate good general knowledge in the care and conservation of inorganic objects, with an emphasis on freshly excavated archaeological material. Key areas of responsibility include the conservation of archaeological material, mainly metals, working collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across the Museum, notably the Portable Antiquities Scheme, and the antiquities departments of Money & Medals and Britain, Europe & Prehistory.

The British Museum, founded in 1753, has a remarkable collection spanning over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the leading visitor attractions and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures. The Museum offers a competitive benefits package including: Membership of the civil service pension scheme, free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions, participation in private and public Museum activities, generous annual leave allowance, interest-free travel, bicycle and rental deposit loans, professional and personal development opportunities, Employee Assistance Programme, discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

For more information about this role, please see the job description. If you have any additional needs that we should be aware of in order to support you with your application, please provide details to [email removed - click apply for more details].


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