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Job Opportunity: Curator of Netherlandish, Dutch and Flemish Paintings (1400-1600) at the National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has announced the vacancy for an Assistant or Associate Curator of Netherlandish, Dutch and Flemish paintings from the fifteenth through the sixteenth centuries in the Department of Northern European Paintings.

The application window will close at 11:59 pm EST on 4 November 2022. The position is limited to US citizens.

The curator will:

  • perform advanced scholarly research on prospective acquisitions and on objects for examination in studies, scholarly journals, Gallery publications, lectures, symposia and colloquia, or exhibitions.  Work with members of the Department of Northern European Paintings (CNE) to ensure that objects entering the CNE collection are properly researched and catalogued, that already existing object records are updated as new information becomes available, and that artists’ biographies in the database are accurate and current.  Trace and document provenances.
  • keep abreast of bibliography, exhibitions, collecting, publishing, and other developments in the field of European paintings.  Draft or contribute research to acquisition proposals.  Research provenance of proposed gifts and purchases including research on objects with potential World War II provenance issues; consults with outside experts as necessary.  Notify management of results of potential acquisitions research and works to resolve issues and problems encountered.
  • support the expansion and deepening of the Gallery’s collections through the acquisition of works of art of the highest quality and relevance to the Gallery’s collecting policies.  In consultation with the Head of Department, assist with development initiatives to build the CNE collection and support relationships with collectors, scholars, and art dealers to attract and secure single objects, collections, funds, or other types of gifts to the Gallery.
  • assist with exhibitions or undertakes by assignment or on own initiative, in consultation with CNE colleagues, to propose, organize, and coordinate small scale exhibitions and installations of sculpture and decorative arts that draw from the Gallery’s holdings, as well as from other institutions and private collections. Coordinate with the departments of Exhibitions, Conservation, Registrar and Design and Installation to meet exhibition production schedule deadlines and budget requirements.

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