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Henry Cole Diaries Transcription Placement

Victoria and Albert Museum


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the V&A's dynamic team and contribute to cultural heritage through exciting doctoral placements


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Cromwell Road, London

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The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is a hub of art, design, and performance, fostering growth and innovation in the cultural sector. With its diverse collections and dedication to education and research, the V&A offers a stimulating environment for early-career scholars to engage with historical materials and contribute to the museum's mission.

  • Engage in doctoral placements within collections, archives, the National Art Library, research, or collections care and access.
  • Work on unique projects, receiving guidance from experienced V&A staff.
  • Digitise, transcribe, and index two unresearched 19th century diaries from the German Countries, enhancing accessibility to historical documents.
  • Current enrollment in a PhD program.
  • Interest and/or experience in digitisation and transcription of historical materials.
  • Ability to conduct both collaborative and independent research.

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. We are seeking one or two PhD students who will digitise, transcribe and index two important, so far unresearched 19th century sources in the NAL: two handwritten -and unstudied- diaries of Henry Cole’s journeys through the German Countries.

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.

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