Exhibition Research Assistant – English Medieval Embroidery
London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Deadline: 15 September 2014
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art and design. We enrich people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
We are currently preparing a headline exhibition for Autumn 2016 on English Medieval Embroidery. From the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries, England was internationally famous mainly for one type of artistic product – elaborate luxury embroideries. These objects, often identifiable in continental documents by the term Opus Anglicanum (English work) were sought after by Kings, Popes and Cardinals, and often bear complex programmes of elaborate imagery. The V&A possesses the world’s greatest collection of such works and the exhibition aims to bring together an outstanding range of the surviving examples of this celebrated period in England’s artistic production.
A practically minded scholar is required to assist in the development and delivery of the exhibition, in particular to undertake a wide range of research tasks, to build and maintain good relations with lenders and other stakeholders and to carry out curatorial administration. The Research Assistant will also assist the Exhibition Curator to deliver the accompanying publication and events.
You will have demonstrable expertise and research experience in a relevant area of art and design history, be proficient in one modern language and have experience of researching museum collections.
This is a fixed term, full time position until February 2017.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 9.00 a.m. on Monday 15 September 2014.
For further information and to apply, see: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/jobs/apply/