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Job Posting: Research Officer, Melanesia Art Project

melartp.jpgThe Melanesia Art Project(a joint initiative of Goldsmiths College, University of London and the British Museum) is advertising for a postdoctoral position, for details see: RESEARCH OFFICER – Melanesian Art (PDF Format)
Based in the Anthropology department, the researcher will work on a major new analysis of the art of Melanesia, based on the highly significant collections in the British Museum and through archives, fieldwork visits, and organizing visits of indigenous individuals to the collections. The researcher is responsible for research liaison with indigenous communities, the practical organization of the project, video and/or audio documentation, and particularly for editing project publications.
Requires: PhD in anthropology or a related discipline, and research experience in the Pacific, preferably in island Melanesia.…

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Internship

Summer Intern to Catalog Art Collection and Artifacts, Distinguished Private Club in Downtown Financial District, New York City, New York, USA
We are updating our catalogue of Museum quality Art, Maritime Artifacts and Library material.
The Intern will be responsible for the updating and cataloguing of all items that were previously entered into a database in 2002, and additional related tasks. This position entails a thorough knowledge of collections procedures, particularly the cataloging of a significant number of Maritime Art Portraits, objects and material that need to be recorded and documented. Computer skills essential for imputing the database. Digital camera knowledge a plus.
The successful candidate will have experience in museum collections management and should have completed at least one year of undergraduate work by June 2007 in art history, art education, museum studies or related fields.…

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Special Issue Forum for Anthropology: and Culture about ethnographic collections in modern museums

forwarded from Inge Daniels, ISCA, University of Oxford:
The editors of the Russian journal: The Forum for Anthropology and Culture have contacted me concerning a special issue about ethnographic museums which will be published in English and in Russian in the autumn of 2007. They are looking for contributions, who would need to send short essays by the start of May to get them translated in time for the Russian edition. Those interested please contact, Catriona Kelly (Professor of Russian, University of Oxford) at catriona.kelly@new.ox.ac.uk

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