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Piranesi Cataloguing Placement

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted 6 days ago

Join a thriving cultural institution and contribute to the legacy of art as a PhD researcher cataloguing Giovanni Battista Piranesi's works at the V&A


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Cromwell Road, London

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Organisation summary: The V&A is a world-class museum and hub for art, design, and performance, experiencing extraordinary growth and supporting an expansive community of clients nationwide. Joining the V&A means becoming part of an institution that cherishes history while fostering innovation and growth.

  • Role Summary:
    • Engage in an early-career training opportunity focused on cataloguing the works of 18th century printmaker Giovanni Battista Piranesi.
    • Work collaboratively with V&A staff on a project that combines independent and collaborative research.
    • Perform comprehensive cataloguing tasks including measuring prints, recording media, translating inscriptions, and referencing catalogue raisonné.
    • Capture images of each print during the cataloguing process.
  • Role Requirements:
    • PhD student seeking early-career training opportunities.
    • Aptitude for detailed and systematic cataloguing work.
    • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently on research projects.
    • Fluency in translating inscriptions is advantageous.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Download the Placement Description and Application Guidance documents.
    • Apply through the provided application system or via linked social media accounts.
    • For privacy-related queries, contact the V&A’s Data Protection Manager at [email removed - click apply for more details].

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. This project is for a PhD researcher to catalogue AAPD’s holdings of the 18th century Italian printmaker and architect, Giovanni Battista Piranesi. The AAPD holdings are comprised of 1038 prints, some of which are individual etchings, and many which are etchings bound in original albums, produced by the artist. Duplicate holdings of albums and prints will be catalogued together. This project will involve all aspects of cataloguing including: measuring, recording media, recording and translating inscriptions, and recording the catalogue raisonné reference. Images of each print will also be captured during the cataloguing process.

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