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Medieval jobs! Project curator for the British Museum’s exhibition on Thomas Becket

Vacancy for Project Curator: Becket

Project Curator: Becket
Britain, Europe and Prehistory
Full time
Fixed term (14 months in duration)
£25,285 per annum

Application deadline:  13 September 2019 by noon

 

The British Museum is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator to support the Becket exhibition project team, working closely with the Lead Curators in the development and delivery of the exhibition and publication.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To work as a core member of the Project Team, assisting the Lead Curators and Project Manager as well as liaising with other key internal stakeholders.
  • To manage and file project documentation and correspondence. To obtain necessary information on loans (dimensions, special condition requirements, credit lines and copyright) through liaising with lenders and International and Departmental loans officers.
  • To compile and manage a digital database with object list and images.
  • To track and monitor the movement of BM objects for the exhibition between departments (such as conservation and photography).
  • To assist the Lead Curators with background research, picture research and picture acquisition for the exhibition and publication, and to coordinate new photography and manage photographic orders.

Person specification:

With a degree in relevant subject, the successful candidate will have demonstrable museum experience, project experience and research experience. They will be an excellent communicator at all levels and a team player who thrives on challenge. They will be adaptable, resourceful, imaginative, with ability to assess priorities and meet deadlines. They will have high proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and managing digital imagery.

Salary: £25,285 per annum
Location: London

Further details: https://bmrecruit.ciphr-irecruit.com//templates/CIPHR/jobdetail_1758.aspx 

On image copyright

Many followers of this blog doubtless struggle to obtain images for study, teaching and publication. Here are two recent and important contributions to the debate.

 

 

Kate Rudy considers the true costs of research and publishing in THE

An editorial in The British Art Journal (XX: 1) weighs in on the question of museums and copyright law in the UK (page 1 and page 2)

For OpenGLAM‘s list of institutions offering free access to images click here

What are your experiences?

Medieval jobs! Curator of medieval manuscripts at the Bodleian Library

R. W. Hunt Curator of Medieval Manuscripts

We are seeking a Curator of Medieval Western Manuscripts to work in the Weston Library, the home of the Bodleian’s Special Collections. You will carry out a full range of curatorial activities and duties, including creating catalogue descriptions of medieval manuscripts. You will be answering enquiries and supervising the reading rooms, supporting all aspects of teaching and learning with manuscripts, and carrying out research on the collections. You will also be assisting with exhibitions and public engagement activities, participating in acquisitions work, and supporting fundraising initiatives.

You will have an honours degree and a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent academic achievement), experience of cataloguing medieval manuscripts, and a reading knowledge of Latin. An ability to communicate with a broad range of people in presenting the collections is essential, as is a commitment both to the care of the collections and to a high level of service to readers.

This is a permanent, full-time post.

Benefits include 38 days’ leave (including bank holidays and fixed closures), a generous pension scheme, extensive training and development opportunities, access to travel and childcare schemes, free entry to colleges, discounted access to sporting facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria, as listed in the further particulars, and explain how you meet each one. CVs alone will not form part of the selection process.

Only applications received online before 12.00 midday on Thursday 19 September 2019 can be considered.

Further details: https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs#vacancy-140881 

New exhibition of historic photos of Notre-Dame in Paris

Notre-Dame, Paris, west front. Print by J. Coney, 1830

In response to the devastating Notre-Dame fire in April 2019, the Courtauld has published an online exhibition featuring 19th- and early 20th-century images of the cathedral taken from the Courtauld’s Conway Library.

Modern media gave the terrible fire at the cathedral of Notre-Dame of Paris a shocking immediacy. We watched it live on 24-hour television, and followed the unfolding story on social media. Now comes the slow process of stabilising and conserving the damaged building, and, more controversially, restoring and rebuilding. The magnificent and largely 13th-century wooden roof above the vault has gone, and the central spire built by Viollet-le-Duc in the 1850s collapsed dramatically into the flames. But most of the cathedral church, begun around 1160, finished by around 1330, and heavily restored by Viollet-le-Duc and Lassus in the mid-19th century, has survived surprisingly intact.

Images have been chosen that help to tell the story of the cathedral. Many of them are photographs taken in the 19th century, during the restoration of the cathedral by Viollet-le-Duc. We have included some prints made by English artists which show the cathedral before the restoration. Evocative images of the cathedral in its cityscape are found in photographs by a British tourist, taken around 1911, and by the great architectural photographer A. F. Kersting in the third quarter of the 20th century. The early post-war city captured by Kersting now seems almost as remote as that of 1911. Photographs from the Macmillan Commission recording war damage in Europe during the Second World War show the emotive power of the cathedral and its ability to survive.

The Conway Library at The Courtauld is a collection of approximately one million photographic and printed images of architecture, sculpture and medieval painting, founded by the journalist, mountaineer, politician and pioneering art historian, Martin Conway, Lord Conway of Allington. Conway began collecting images of works of art as a student in the 1880s, and bequeathed his collection to The Courtauld Institute of Art when it was founded in 1932. A project to provide a digitised version of the entire collection is currently underway and is made possible through a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

See the exhibition here

Society for Court Studies research and publication bursaries, deadline 15 March

Munich crownThe Society for Court Studies is launching biannual research and publication bursaries worth £250 each. The bursaries are available to all postgraduate and early career (within six years of PhD award) researchers working in the field of court studies. The deadline for applying is Friday 15 March. To apply for an award please send a statement of up to 250 words outlining your research, and the use to which you would put the award, to Joanna Tinworth (jtinworth@soane.org.uk). For more information, please click here.

Still open! Vacancy, Assistant Professor of the History of European Architecture, ca. 500-1500, at Columbia University, NYC

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Columbia is still accepting applications for the following position:

Job Requisition Number 0000210
Field(s) of Specialization History of European Architecture, ca. 500-1500
Position Title Assistant Professor
Department A&S Art History & Archaeology
Location Morningside
Summary Description Department of Art History and Archaeology, Assistant Professor, tenure-track, History of European Architecture, ca. 500-1500.

We seek a colleague whose research focuses on any aspect of medieval architecture from late antiquity to the end of the Middle Ages and whose interests connect to other subfields of art and architectural history within the department and the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation.

Teaching responsibilities include regularly covering the history of medieval architecture in Western and Central Europe, participating in a team effort to teach a survey course in the History of Architecture, teaching advanced courses in the field of specialization, and teaching regularly in Columbia’s Core Curriculum.

The department is particularly interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. The PhD must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2019).

Screening will begin by January 1, 2019.

Minimum Degree Required Ph.D
Minimum Qualifications A PhD must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2019).
RAPS posting date 11/21/2018
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant All applications must be made through Columbia University’s online Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). On the RAPSsite, applicants should upload the following required materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one published article or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also enter the information and arrange for a minimum of three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.

Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position must include a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system. If this is not possible, the applicant should refer the reference provider or dossier service to the following address:

Attn: Medieval History Search Committee
Department of Art History and Archaeology
826 Schermerhorn Hall
Mail Code 5517
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

After completing the “Provide References” screens, the applicant will come to the “Attach Documents” screen and will be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.

Proposed Start Date 07/01/2019
EEO Statement Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
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Job: Cambridge University, Lecturer in Medieval Art & Architecture. Deadline 17 Jan 2019

CambridgeThe Department of History of Art wishes to appoint a University Lecturer in Medieval Art and Architecture, and invites applications from candidates with a research focus on any aspect or area of medieval art and architecture in continental Europe and/or the British Isles, c. 1050 to c. 1450. Candidates will be expected to be engaged in high-level research, to publish in their specialist field, to seek opportunities to win external funding for that research, to teach and examine undergraduates, to supervise and examine MPhil and PhD postgraduate work, and to undertake appropriate administrative roles within the Department.

Candidates must have an excellent first degree and a doctorate in History of Art or in a closely-related field. We are seeking an individual with a rising academic trajectory and a strong record of research publications commensurate with their level of experience, who has the potential to become a key player in the Department’s teaching and research activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to take up appointment on 1 September 2019.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload the following:

(a) a covering letter;

(b) a Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a full list of publications;

(c) a document describing (i) your main teaching and research interests, (ii) an indication of future research plans and directions, (iii) a description of the kind of teaching you would hope to offer, including a brief curriculum for 2 sample specialist courses (max. 2 pp. to include: aims, learning outcomes, and a schedule of up to 20 lectures/classes which would deliver the course material); and, if available,

(d) one recently-published research article.

Applicants are required to give contact details for three referees who may be contacted for a reference prior to interviews (In the final field for each referee ‘At what point in the recruitment process may we contact this referee?’ applicants should therefore select ‘At any point in the process’.)

Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the Department of History of Art (Professor R. P. Blakesley: rpg27@cam.ac.uk). Enquiries about the application process may be made to the Faculty Manager’s Assistant (recruitment@aha.cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is midnight (GMT) on 17 January 2019.

Interviews are expected to take place in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd week of February 2019, in Cambridge.

Please quote reference GD17501 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/19659/