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British Transferware Cataloguing Placement

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the V&A and Contribute to the Preservation of Artistic Heritage with an Exciting PhD Placement


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Cromwell Road, London

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Organisation summary: Dive into the cultural sector with the V&A, an institution experiencing extraordinary growth. With a commitment to nurturing early-career researchers, the V&A offers a dynamic work environment surrounded by a wealth of artistic collections, supporting clients nationwide. This is your chance to be part of a leading team dedicated to the preservation and research of historical art pieces.

  • Role Summary:
    • Engage in early-career training and research within various departments, including archives and collections care.
    • Undertake a unique project to catalogue and photograph an unexplored collection of 19th-century British ceramic transfer prints and designs.
    • Work collaboratively with V&A staff while also driving independent research efforts.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Enrollment in a PhD program is required.
    • A passion for 19th-century art and ceramics.
    • Ability to conduct both independent and collaborative research.
    • Commitment to a project involving cataloguing and photography of historical items.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Download the placement description and application guidance for detailed information.
    • Submit your application via email as instructed in the placement description.

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 student to catalogue a portion of the AAPD’s important collection of 19th-century British ceramic transfer prints and designs. This is a collection of 8,000 prints and designs from Staffordshire ceramic manufactories, an incredibly rich resource for the study of 19th-century transferware ceramics, which has never been catalogued or photographed.

The Company The Company has experienced unprecedented growth over the past few years. We have a vast number of employees, and provide support to clients from all over the country.

Application Details Please download the placement description and application guidance for more information. Apply now by submitting your email address. The vacancy was published 3 days ago and will be closing in a month.

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