The British Museum is looking to recruit a Getty Foundation Prints and Drawings Curatorial Fellow with a specialist interest in pre-1900 European drawings. The Fellowship funded by the Getty Foundation will enable the Fellow to work with a curatorial mentor to develop and expand their knowledge and research skills in their specialist geographical or period field of pre-1900 European drawings, as well as to broaden their wider experience of the graphic arts, and curatorship in general, through the experience of being part of a curatorial team looking after one of the world’s largest works on paper collections. During their time in the Museum the Getty Foundation Fellow will be expected to research and improve the cataloguing and provenance history of a part of the Museum’s outstanding collection of ca. 60,000 pre-1900 British and European drawings, as well as playing their part in wider curatorial activities and duties of the Department and of the Museum.
Application deadline: 20 June 2018
Key areas of responsibility
- To assist in the study and research of the Museum’s Old Master and 19th-century drawings and the Museum’s wider graphic collections.
- To maintain, update and improve the on-line records of the Museum’s graphic holdings.
- To play a full part in everyday departmental administration.
- Other duties as assigned.
With fluent spoken and written English, and a degree in languages, history of art, history or equivalent and reading knowledge of at least one foreign language: German, Dutch, Italian or French. You will have some experience and demonstrable interest in the field of pre-1900 European drawings along with some experience of working in a museum graphic collection. Some previous experience of cataloguing and researching pre-1900 drawings is also highly desirable.
If you are a positive individual, passionate about the Museum and would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please visit the following website for further information and details on how to apply:
About the British Museum
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. The Museum is one of the UK’s leading visitor attractions with over six million visitors in 2016 and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, Egyptian mummies, the Admonitions Scroll, and the Amaravati sculptures.