James (Jamie) Fraser is Senior Curator at the Nicholson Collection. Jamie entered the museum world as an artefact-registrar at the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul (2013–14). After completing his PhD in Middle Eastern archaeology in early 2015, he became project curator for the Ancient Levant at the British Museum. He joined the Nicholson Museum as a senior curator in 2017, and is currently developing new research and exhibitions using the Nicholson Collection for the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
Jamie has worked on archaeological projects in Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Greece, Cambodia, Australia and the Solomon Islands. He currently directs the Khirbet Ghozlan Excavation Project in north Jordan, investigating the production of olive oil around 2000 BC.