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Bert Hardy Photographs Placement

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the prestigious V&A Museum to shape the history of photography through an exclusive doctoral placement


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Cromwell Road, London

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Organisation Summary

At the forefront of cultural heritage and innovation, the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is a world leader in art and design, offering an unparalleled collection across various disciplines. By joining us, you become part of a vibrant institution that is committed to preserving history while advancing research and education in the field.

Role Summary

  • Work alongside Photography Curators to catalogue the Bert Hardy photograph collection.
  • Organise, number, sleeve, and box an extensive array of vintage prints and Kodachrome slides.
  • Conduct in-depth research on a specific element of the collection that aligns with your academic interests.
  • Contribute to the museum's legacy by enhancing the accessibility and understanding of a significant photographic archive.

Role Requirements

  • Enrolment in a PhD program with an interest in photography, art history, or a related field.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently on a research project.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail for handling historical photographs and data entry.
  • Passion for museum collections and photojournalism with a readiness to delve into a pivotal era of British photography.

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 V&A has recently acquired a collection of over 2,000 photographs by Bert Hardy (1913-95). Hardy was chief photographer for Picture Post magazine from 1941 to 1957. His work represents a highpoint of 20th century British photography and international photojournalism. The photographs in the acquisition span his entire career and consists mostly of vintage prints and some Kodachrome slides.

The V&A seeks a student to work with Photography Curators on cataloguing the collection on a database and to organise, number, sleeve and box the photographs. The student will also be expected research a specific aspect of the collection that links with their interests.

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