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Job Opportunity: Research Associate for the Rachel Ruysch Exhibition at the Alte Pinakothek

For an upcoming exhibition on Rachel Ruysch at the Alte Pinakothek in München, the museum is looking for a research associate. The full-time position has a fixed-term employment contract until 9 May 2025.

Rachel Ruysch (1664-1750) was celebrated during her lifetime as the most important painter of floral and fruit still lifes. Together with the Toledo Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Alte Pinakothek is organizing the first major monographic exhibition dedicated to the artist. Featuring a selection of her best works, Rachel Ruysch: Nature into Art (26 November 2024 – 16 March 2025) will present the different creative phases and the variety of pictorial themes in her work and demonstrate her outstanding qualities in the context of her contemporaries. At the same time, the exhibition presents Rachel’s eventful personal history: as the daughter of the renowned professor of anatomy and botany, Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731), the first female member of the Confrerie Pictura in The Hague, court painter in Düsseldorf, lottery winner and mother of eleven children, she was an exceptional figure of her time.

Please see the website of the Alte Pinakothek for additional information (in German). The deadline for applications is 23 May 2023.