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Part-time Exhibition Curator

Applications for this vacancy closed on 28 January 2016 at 12:00PM
The Museum of the History of Science (MHS) is undertaking an exhibition
project on antibiotics. It will examine the history and future of disease,
drug development, commercial innovation and the patient experience, moving
from the history of penicillin in the mid-20th century to antibiotic
resistance now. Supported by the EPA Cephalosporin Fund, Back from the Dead
will help conserve apparatus and archival material in the MHS collections,
create a special loan exhibition to open in October 2016 along with a
subsequent permanent redisplay, and also deliver a broad programme of public
events, education work, and digital resources.



The Museum is seeking an exhibition curator for Back from the Dead. The
postholder will have a key role in the development of the project, working
closely with Museum staff and volunteers to deliver the project outcomes, and
liaising between MHS and its project partners. The postholder will co-curate
the special loan exhibition and permanent redisplay, researching and
interpreting materials and writing content to appear in print and online. The
postholder will also deliver events in the public programme and assist with
project administration.



The successful candidate will have a strong background in both museums and the
history of medicine, and should ideally have expertise in the history of early
to mid-20th-century medicine. The postholder will be particularly responsible
for reinterpreting the Museum’s collections within the context of the history
of penicillin and antibiotics and the contemporary issues surrounding
antibiotic resistance.



The role is part-time and fixed term for 14 months, working on average 22.5
hours per week.



The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 28 January 2016 and
interviews will be held on Monday 8 February 2016.

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The Museum of the History of Science (MHS) is undertaking an exhibition project on antibiotics. It will examine the history and future of disease, drug development, commercial innovation and the patient experience, moving from the history of penicillin in the mid-20th century to antibiotic resistance now. Supported by the EPA Cephalosporin Fund, Back from the Dead will help conserve apparatus and archival material in the MHS collections, create a special loan exhibition to open in October 2016 along with a subsequent permanent redisplay, and also deliver a broad programme of public events, education work, and digital resources.


The Museum is ...

The Museum of the History of Science (MHS) is undertaking an exhibition
project on antibiotics. It will examine the history and future of disease,
drug development, commercial innovation and the patient experience, moving
from the history of penicillin in the mid-20th century to antibiotic
resistance now. Supported by the EPA Cephalosporin Fund, Back from the Dead
will help conserve apparatus and archival material in the MHS collections,
create a special loan exhibition to open in October 2016 along with a
subsequent permanent redisplay, and also deliver a broad programme of public
events, education work, and digital resources.



The Museum is ...
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