Monday, 23 March 2009

SAALG members' photos

As you may have noticed, we now have a Flickr Badge (on the left hand side of the blog page, after the Subscribe information). If you click on it, you'll get a selection of photos from the National Library of Scotland's Tea & Tigers 2007 exhibition launch party, and some from our visit to the Kolkata Book Fair.

If any SAALG members want me to load up relevant photos, please email them to me.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Temporary post at British Museum

Tabor Foundation Research Assistant, Asia
£21,807 per annum
Fixed-term for 23 months

As Tabor Foundation Research Assistant you will use your academic expertise to provide information on items in the collection. This role would be suitable for anyone looking to begin a career in the Museum sector. You will also be responsible for creating new data and images of parts of the South and Southeast Asia collections, and uploading these records onto the Museum’s online database, Merlin. Initially, this post will involve a one year extensive training period with the first Tabor Foundation Research Assistant, whereby they will demonstrate and share the skills and techniques necessary for the post.

Additionally, you will have responsibility for some original research on collection objects. You will work on other projects concerned with South and Southeast Asian culture, such as exhibitions, when required. This role involves dealing with a very large and diverse collection that requires the ability and research skills to accurately generate cataloguing information.

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) in a subject relevant to South Asia (archaeology, art history etc.), you will also have the ability to write well. Familiarity with data entry (both written and images) is essential. You will work well as part of a team, but also work alone once your initial training has been completed.

For further information or a full application pack, please visit or email quoting reference 76032.

Closing date: 1 April 2009.