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Curator, Contemporary Global South Textiles and Fashion

Victoria and Albert Museum


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Join the prestigious V&A Museum's journey of cultural curation and contribute to the iconic Fashion Gallery redesign


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Cromwell Road, London

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The V&A Museum, a world-renowned institution for art, design, and performance, is looking for a Curator to play a pivotal role in their dynamic team. With a rich collection that spans 5,000 years of human creativity, the V&A is a family of museums that includes prestigious locations like V&A South Kensington and the upcoming V&A East Museum. The museum is dedicated to making its collections accessible and engaging to the public.

  • Work on the high-profile redesign of the V&A's Fashion Gallery, set to reopen in 2027.
  • Focus on Latin American contemporary textiles and fashions, particularly from Brazil or Mexico.
  • Collaborate with Senior Curators on research, development, and presentation of new gallery narratives.
  • Engage in the acquisition process for the museum's collections.
  • Network with key internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • Demonstrable expertise in contemporary textiles and fashions of Latin America, especially Brazil or Mexico.
  • Preference for candidates with lived experience in the region.
  • Must have the right to work in the UK.
  • This position is a 36-month Fixed Term Contract (FTC).

Benefits include a generous pension scheme, annual leave, flexible working, exhibition tickets, staff canteen, shop discounts, and a bicycle loan scheme. Apply by June 12th, 23:59 for an opportunity to shape the future of fashion curation at an internationally acclaimed museum.

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design, and performance. We care for 2.8 million objects that span over 5,000 years of human creativity. We are a family of museums including V&A South Kensington, V&A Dundee, V&A Collection at World of Wedgwood in Stoke-on-Trent, Young V&A in Bethnal Green, and V&A East Museum and V&A East Storehouse in Stratford, east London (both opening spring 2025).

The V&A’s Collections Division comprises four Curatorial departments and departments devoted to Research, NAL and V&A Archives, and to Conservation and Collections Care & Access. These teams are at the heart of the founding purpose of the museum: to care for, research, develop and exhibit the collections for the benefit of the public, to make them available for study and research, and to broaden access to the collections for all.

This is one of thirteen Curator posts that sit in the Performance, Furniture, Textiles & Fashion Department, (PFTF). The post holder will be part of the team delivering the redesign of the Fashion Gallery (one of the Museum’s most visited spaces), scheduled to reopen in mid-2027. As the V&A has curators who cover Asia and Global Africa, this new post is focussed on Latin American contemporary textiles and fashions, from creative practice to critical theory, with an emphasis on Brazil or Mexico.

Working closely with Senior Curators, they will contribute to the research, development, presentation, interpretation, and associated documentation relating to the new narratives, design and content of the Fashion Gallery. The post holder will also work in concert with colleagues to identify and process potential acquisitions that tell meaningful stories about global fashions. An important part of this role is liaising with high level stakeholders and partners, who are both internally and externally involved in the project.

The post holder must have demonstrable expertise in contemporary textiles and fashions of a region of the Global South with a preference for Latin America, particularly Brazil and Mexico. Priority will be given to applicants with lived experience. However all applicants must have the right to work in the UK. This is 36month FTC. Applications close 12 June @ 23:59.

Benefits include a generous pension scheme, 29 days plus bank holidays, flexible working, tickets to V&A exhibitions, subsidised staff canteen, 25% discount in V&A shops, and a bicycle loan scheme.


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