Volunteer Opportunities

Documentation of Circulating Artefacts

The project Circulating Artefacts at the British Museum’s Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan is developing an online platform with a semantic database of Egyptian and Nubian antiquities in circulation on the international art market and in private collections. The project is funded from the Cultural Protection Fund, a grant administered by the British Council in partnership with DCMS. For details, see here.

Volunteers are sought to assist the project curators in documenting pharaonic artefacts advertised online and to help with digitising sales catalogues. They will occasionally be required to support in-depth research of individual objects or object types (particularly shabtis, coffins and other epigraphic material). Applicants should have a broad grounding in Egyptology and a reading knowledge of Egyptian.

Volunteers are sought for the period of May – August 2019, for at least one month.

How to apply

Candidates should send an email with the subject ‘Circulating Artefacts Volunteering’ to Solène Klein (SKlein@britishmuseum.org) along with a CV, cover letter outlining relevant experience, and an indication of their availability (part time or full time).

Closing Date: Please apply before 24 March 2019 if you would like to volunteer with us for the period of May-June. The call will then remain open until positions are filled for the period of July-August.

Contact: Solène Klein