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Project Curator: Registration of Neolithic and Bronze Age collections

British Museum


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Join the prestigious British Museum as a Project Curator and become a guardian of history, handling artefacts that have shaped our world.


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Bloomsbury and Orsman Road

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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom,London United Kingdom

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The British Museum, a custodian of human history and culture, houses a world-renowned collection with treasures like the Rosetta Stone and Egyptian mummies. As an iconic institution, it offers an opportunity to work in an intellectually stimulating environment that bridges the past with the present.

Role Summary:

  • Organize and prepare various prehistoric artefact assemblages for registration.
  • Record large, excavated artefact collections onto the MI+ database.
  • Register historically unregistered collections and integrate remainders within existing registered collections.
  • Photograph artefacts for documentation and upload them onto the Odin system.
  • Collaborate with the Early Societies Research Group and contribute to curatorial duties across multiple locations.

Role Requirements:

  • Masters in Neolithic or Bronze Age archaeology or a related field.
  • Proven experience with stone tool, pottery, or organic analysis.
  • Skilled in recording archaeological assemblages on databases.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Neolithic or Bronze Age archaeology.
  • Proficiency in using databases and managing data storage.
  • Previous research experience in Neolithic or Bronze Age archaeology.
  • Experience with archaeological assemblages and museum databases.


  • Membership in the civil service pension scheme.
  • Free access to numerous museums and exhibitions.
  • Exclusive participation in museum activities and curator talks.
  • Generous annual leave and interest-free loans for travel and accommodation.
  • Opportunities for professional and personal development.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Discounts on dining and gift shop purchases.

The organisation - The British Museum Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans 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 role - Project Curator: Registration of Neolithic and Bronze Age collections The role involves the registration of unregistered or incompletely registered Mesolithic-Neolithic and Bronze Age excavated collections stored at Franks House and Bloomsbury, and to assist with other, smaller, BEP documentation projects as they may arise. Key areas of responsibility include organisation of large, excavated multiple material artefact assemblages, particularly later prehistoric stone tools or organic material, in preparation for registration in consultation with archives and publications. Registration of large, excavated assemblages onto MI+. Registration of historically unregistered collections onto MI+. Registration of historic unregistered remainders within registered collections usually consisting of sherd and stone artefacts. Photograph selected artefacts and upload onto Odin. Contribute to other curatorial duties at Franks House, Bloomsbury, and the Archaeological Research Collection (ARC) (Reading) Engage with the Early Societies Research Group at BM.

Job requirements Masters in Neolithic or Bronze Age archaeology or related field Experience of stone tool, pottery, or organic analysis Experience of recording archaeological assemblages on databases Knowledge of Neolithic or Bronze Age archaeology Familiarity with databases and data storage Research involving stone tool, pottery, animal bone or organic analysis. Inputting records onto BM or other museum databases Research on Neolithic or Bronze Age archaeology Working on archaeological assemblages.

Benefits 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, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections. 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.


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