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Project Conservator: Objects

British Museum


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Join the Prestigious British Museum as a Project Conservator to Safeguard Treasures for an International Loan Exhibition


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In-person- Bloomsbury United Kingdom

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The British Museum, a guardian of world heritage and culture, is on the hunt for a skilled Project Conservator - Objects to join its esteemed Department of Collection Care. Renowned for its expansive collection that spans millennia, the museum is an exciting hub for those passionate about preserving history for future generations.

Role Summary:

  • Conservation of 3D objects crafted from organic and inorganic materials.
  • Preparing artifacts for international loans, exhibitions, and permanent displays.
  • Engaging with store collections through dedicated projects, including documentation and surveys.
  • Contributing to public programme activities and supporting public events.
  • Collaboration with colleagues across the museum for interventive and preventive care of collections.

Role Requirements:

  • A degree-level professional conservation qualification, with a focus on object conservation.
  • Strong knowledge of preventive conservation principles and practices.
  • Proactive participation in public programmes and events.

Application Process Details:

Enjoy perks like civil service pension, free museum entries, annual leave, travel loans, professional development, and more. Don't miss the chance to work at an institution that celebrates and preserves the diversity of human culture!

The British Museum is seeking a Project Conservator: Objects to join the Department of Collection Care to assist in caring for the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan.

The focus of this role is on the conservation of 3D objects from both organic and inorganic materials from across all curatorial departments for a prestigious international loan to Mumbai, India. The role requires the post holder to possess a recognised professional conservation qualification to degree level with an emphasis on object conservation.

Additionally, the postholder will have a strong knowledge of contemporary principles and practice in preventive conservation and will proactively engage with the Public Programme activities of the Department of Collection Care.

Key areas of responsibility include contributing to the conservation of objects of both organic and inorganic materials, preparation of objects for loan, exhibition, and permanent display, care of the collection through dedicated projects on collections in store, documentation, surveys, data collection, analysis, and support at public events, and working collaboratively with colleagues within the department and across the museum.

The British 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, and 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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