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Curator: Cultures of Italy and Western Mediterranean

British Museum


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Join the British Museum as a Curator to Explore and Share the Wonders of Italy and the Western Mediterranean


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, a treasure trove of human history and culture, is looking for a passionate Curator to enhance its prestigious collection from Italy and the Western Mediterranean. With an illustrious history dating back to 1753, the British Museum is not just a place of work but a beacon of knowledge that attracts scholars and visitors from around the globe.

Role Summary:

  • Conducting research on the pre-Roman and Roman collections.
  • Enhancing public access and understanding of the collections.
  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop and deliver innovative displays.
  • Participating in the Museum’s public programme, including talks and seminars.

Role Requirements:

  • Specialist knowledge of pre-Roman and Roman Italy and the western Mediterranean up to c. 300 AD.
  • A BA/BSc in a relevant subject or equivalent education.
  • Proven experience in fieldwork, research, and publication.
  • Proficiency in Italian, both written and spoken.
  • Experience managing collections and some knowledge of management practices.

The British Museum provides an excellent benefits package, professional growth opportunities, and a commitment to equality and diversity in the workplace.

The British Museum is seeking a full-time, permanent Curator for the Cultures of Italy and Western Mediterranean. This role offers a unique opportunity to undertake research into and make publicly accessible the museum’s collections of pre-Roman and Roman collections from Italy and the western Mediterranean, in support of the Museum’s Masterplan, the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies.

The role entails working as a team member with colleagues within and beyond the department of Greece and Rome to develop and deliver our displays and to deliver the Masterplan. The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues from across the Museum to develop innovative cross-departmental displays on our Italian and western Mediterranean collections, and on the full range of human history. The role also involves participating in the Museum’s public programme, delivering talks, seminars, lectures, participating in and organizing conferences and seminars and broadcasts.

The ideal candidate will have specialist knowledge of the artifacts and archaeology of pre-Roman and Roman Italy and the western Mediterranean up to c. 300 AD. A BA/BSc (or equivalent) in a relevant subject is required, along with experience of fieldwork, research and publication. Some knowledge of written and spoken Italian is also required, along with experience of working with a collection and some experience of management issues (people, projects, budgets).

The British Museum, founded in 1753, is home to a remarkable collection spanning over two million years of human history and culture. 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, and discounts on food and gift shop purchases.

The British Museum is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a working environment in which all individuals can make best use of their skills, free from unlawful discrimination or harassment. We value the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to a Museum which represents world culture.


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