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Bodleian Libraries to appoint Curator of Photography

The Bodleian Libraries has announced that, for the first time, a Curator of Photography will be appointed to care for and develop the libraries' growing photography collections, thanks to a transformational gift of £2 million from The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation. The endowment accompanies the Foundation's donation of the archive of renowned American portrait photographer and businessman, Bern Schwartz.

The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation, inspired by the talent for photography that businessman Bern Schwartz developed later in life, is generously supporting the Bodleian Libraries in advancing the appreciation, understanding, and study of photography by donating the archive and funding the curatorship, which will be known as The Bern and Ronny Schwartz Curator of Photography. 

The study of and research into photography is increasing in prominence at the University of Oxford, and this post will be key to bringing together different strands of the University for research collaborations with various faculties, museums within the University, other organisations in the city, and with the History of Art department under the leadership of Professor Geoffrey Batchen, whose work focuses on the history of photography.

Details of recruitment will be announced shortly. 

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