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Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Paintings

The National Gallery

London, United Kingdom
Full time - Permanent position
Closing date
12 May 2024
Posted on
1 May 2024

The National Gallery has a unique opportunity for a Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Paintings.

This role oversees, with other relevant Collection Curators, the care and growth of the Gallery’s Renaissance collection. They are responsible specifically for the care and display of the Gallery’s early Netherlandish and German pictures, and in charge of overseeing the conception and production of associated scholarly research, publications, and interpretation.

The postholder takes the lead for seeking and recommending relevant new acquisitions and loans, and for in-house exhibitions, collection displays and gallery refurbishment projects. They will be heavily involved in the Gallery’s ‘NG200’ programme for its bicentenary in 2024, including the major redisplay of the collection ‘The Main Event’.

As a senior member of the Department, they will have line management responsibilities, providing leadership and pastoral care to the curatorial team, and helping deliver an innovative, scholarly and collaborative curatorial vision. Furthermore, they will assist the Head of Department in matters of staffing, strategy, planning and budgets to deliver an effective and efficient curatorial role central to the life of the National Gallery and which supports the achievement of key institutional objectives.

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