via National Museum Scotland: Job posting for an Assistant Curator for Asia, with a focus on Japan, China and Korea. Deadline is 9 August 2020.
Supporting our Asia collection with a focus on the East Asia collection from Japan, China and Korea.
The Asia Section cares for more than 40,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea, 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 our Chinese ceramics which represent the production of many kilns in China from the late Neolithic period to the Cultural Revolution era. The strength of the Iranian collection is attributable largely to the influence of Sir Robert Murdoch Smith (1835-1900) who contributed significantly during his tenure as director between 1885-1900. Our collections from South and Southeast Asia are mainly a legacy of missionaries, military men, and civil administrators of the British empire. We regularly add to these collections through donations and purchase acquisitions from the art market, artists, and private individuals, strengthening existing and developing new areas in response to contemporary issues such as gender, environment or nation building processes.
You will work across the respective collection supporting the delivery of our strategic priority projects, loans, exhibitions and digitisation programmes.
Source: National Museums Scotland