Conservator: Eastern Pictorial Art

British Museum
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Monday, 12 March, 2018

The Conservation department at the British Museum is looking to recruit a Conservator with specialist knowledge in the area of conserving Japanese, Asian and Islamic paintings and calligraphy. The post holder will care for the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan, and contribute to public outreach activities.

Key areas of responsibility:
* To contribute to the conservation of Eastern pictorial art on paper and silk.
* To contribute to the preparation of objects for loan, exhibition, and permanent display.
* To contribute to the care of the collection through dedicated projects on collections in store.
* To assist with the care of the collection through documentation, surveys, data collection, analysis, and support at public events.
* To contribute to the conservation of materials / object types outside of own specialism as necessary.
* To work collaboratively with colleagues within the department.

Person Specification:
The successful candidate will hold a recognised professional conservation qualification related to paper conservation and be able to pass a colour vision test. You will have excellent practical skills in paper conservation and have a strong interest in Japanese pictorial art.

You will be an excellent problem solver who is able to work under pressure to deliver set objectives on time and to budget. As an effective and open communicator, you are comfortable presenting your work publicly and also enjoy working collaboratively in a team.

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