Our colleague Li-Xuan Teo, EMKP Project curator, is leaving the team; we are really sad to let her go, and very grateful for the amazing contribution that she has made to the programme. We will miss her and wish her all the very best in her future accomplishments.

Li-Xuan Teo in the EMKP 5-year anniversary

On this note, the British Museum is seeking a Project Curator to join the Endangered Material Knowledge Programme team.

The Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP) gives grants to support the documentation and digitisation of material knowledge systems that are under threat and in danger of disappearing. The programme was established in 2018 with funding from Arcadia – a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage, and promote open access to knowledge – and is hosted by the Department of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the British Museum.

The main purpose of this role is:

  • to assist in digital repository maintenance and content review, including grantee asset checking and ingest
  • to support successful projects and grantees with relevant anthropological/digital/practical advice
  • to help disseminate project results through digital media (website, social media, digital exhibitions & curated blogs)
  • to support planning and organisation of EMKP events including training and meetings.

For more information about this role, please see the job description.

Application Deadline: 12pm (midday) on Tuesday, 14 November 2023

If you have any queries or would like to discuss the post, please email us at emkp@britishmuseum.org