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Job: Consultant Technician (Historic Photographic Collections) / closes 10 January 2022

The Folly is a Grade I listed historic house from 1679 in the heart of historic Settle. It houses the Museum of North Craven Life, which tells which tells fascinating tales of the people and landscape of the local area. We have recently acquired the Horner Collection, comprising approximately one thousand glass plate negatives from the Horner Photographic Studio in Settle, which operated from around 1867 to 1960.

We have been awarded a Cultural Recovery Fund Grant, which includes £5,000 appoint a consultant technician to work on The Horner Collection. They will undertake research into the collection, investigate its history, create a preliminary inventory with dates and condition reports, and to provide advice preparatory to development of a detailed catalogue. The role-holder will also train a small group of volunteers to scan and repackage the negatives.

Contact: Caitlin Greenwood hdo@ncbpt.org.uk 

Details of the Horner Collection here: https://thefolly.org.uk/blog-horner/

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