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Role Purpose: The Curator will actively support to reshape the new permanent exhibition for 2019. She/he should have a field of specialization in Turkey and Central Islamic Lands and will be responsible for all curatorial matters relating to her/his field of expertise and expected to research, catalogue and publish the MIA collections, especially in the context of the 2019 re-launch.


Key accountabilities & duties :

  • Contribute to display and exhibition development, according to the latest scientific research and international museum practice.
  • Assist with day-to-day documentation and research of the collection including extensive academic publications
  • Responsible for all curatorial matters relating to the field of expertise
  • Contribute to (temporary and permanent) display and exhibition development as well as planning & content development
  • Handle public queries, Educational and Communication Division requests, and scholarly requests
  • Must be able to work within a team, be flexible and self-motivated. Liaise with museum conservators, registrars and other colleagues on a regular basis
  • Other activities as requested by the Deputy Director Curatorial Affairs


About The Applicant: 

  • 3 – 5 years as Curator of relevant field
  • Familiarity with object handling
  • Documentation and database experience
  • A good network of specialized contacts
  • Experience of living in the Middle East desirable
  • PhD in Islamic art history or archaeology (ABD acceptable)
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in Persian and/or Turkish, Arabic
  • A high level of subject-specific expertise
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong research abilities and excellent organization
  • Publications and lecturing experience
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Professional manner and friendly attitude
  • Interested in professional development


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