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Fictile Ivories Cataloguing Placement

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the V&A's dynamic team for a unique doctoral placement in the heart of cultural heritage


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Cromwell Road, London

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The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the world's leading museum of art and design, is inviting PhD students to apply for an exclusive doctoral placement. This opportunity is tailored for individuals passionate about cultural heritage, looking to gain hands-on experience in collections and research.

Role Summary:

  • Conduct a focused photography and cataloguing campaign of the V&A’s Fictile Ivories collection.
  • Make the collection digitally accessible via the museum's platform, Explore the Collections.
  • Develop crucial object handling skills and partake in the reorganisation of the collection storage.
  • Collaborate on creating a dedicated webpage that highlights the significance and history of the Fictile Ivories collection.
  • Possibility of co-authoring an article to contribute to ongoing research in the field.

Role Requirements:

  • Enrollment in a PhD program with a focus on relevant fields.
  • Interest and/or experience in museum collections, archival work, or cultural heritage research.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently on detailed projects.

Although the specific application process details are not provided, interested candidates are encouraged to apply and seize the chance to work with an institution that has shown remarkable growth and supports a wide client base across the country.

The Role To provide opportunities for early-career training for PhD students, the V&A has made available a range of doctoral placements based in collections departments, archives, the National Art Library, research, and collections care and access. Each placement is a discrete project designed by members of V&A staff (who will also act as the placement’s supervisor), involving collaborative as well as independent research.

The successful candidate will complete a focused photography and cataloguing campaign of a portion of the V&A’s Fictile Ivories, making them digitally accessible via Explore the Collections. They will develop object handling skills which will be utilised in reorganising the collection within our storage. They will also be given the opportunity to collaborate on a dedicated webpage outlining the importance and history of this part of the V&A’s collection and potentially co-author an article situating them within recent research.

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