Vacancy for Curator: Japanese Collections
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the British Museum to appoint a Curator of the Japanese Collections. The Japanese Collections at the British Museum are among the finest outside Japan, comprising some 36,000 works consisting of paintings, prints, archaeological materials, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork and decorative arts, and dating from prehistory to the present. The Museum’s Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries, recently refurbished, showcase these fine collections to a wide international audience,
Reporting to the Keeper of Asia, the post-holder will work with the Japanese collections to the highest international standards, cataloguing, researching, curating, publishing and recommending acquisitions and exhibitions.
We invite applicants with a PhD or Master’s degree in Japanese Art History, or equivalent, and fluency in both English and Japanese. You will have experience of working as a university lecturer/researcher or Museum curator, and have excellent IT skills.
The ideal candidate will be confident in communicating to internal and external stakeholders in the UK, Japan and globally at all levels. You will be able to deliver major projects to set deadlines and manage a diverse workload effectively. A publication record of research papers and other publications on the history of Japanese art and archaeology is required. Specialist knowledge in a field of the Japanese decorative arts is desirable.