National Museums Scotland is looking for an Assistant Curator for its Asian Section. The Asia Section cares for more than 40,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia. Collecting started from the middle of the 19th century, focussing on the arts and crafts of this region but also included prehistoric and ethnographical material. Particularly noteworthy, for example, are their Chinese ceramics which represent the production of many kilns in China from the late Neolithic period to the Cultural Revolution era.

Ideal candidate should have a degree in a related subject (anthropology, archaeology, art history, history or equivalent), and should have knowledge of, or interest in, working with non-European art, archaeology or ethnographic collections. Candidates should also demonstrate existing specialist knowledge, or the potential to develop specialist knowledge, relevant to the collections and subject areas of the role. 


Deadline: 01/10/2021 23:59

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