New Director – Dr. Jamie Fraser

The Board of Trustees of the Albright Institute in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jamie Fraser to the position of Director of the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem. Dr. Fraser will take up the position on 4 October 2023.

Jamie Fraser is Curator for the Ancient Levant and Anatolia at the British Museum, and lead curator on the exhibition Luxury and Power: Persia to Greece. He has worked on archaeological projects in Jordan, Syria, Israel, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Greece, Cambodia, Australia and the Solomon Islands. He received his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2016, published his thesis as the monograph Dolmens in the Levant with the PEF/Routledge in 2018, and was awarded the G. Ernest Wright Award in 2018. Jamie currently directs a British Museum dig investigating a 4,500 year-old olive oil factory at Khirbet Um al-Ghozlan in Jordan, for which he was awarded the 2019 Charles Harris Grant from ASOR. Click here to hear a recent interview on his research on The Ancients podcast.