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Job: Curator of Touring Photography Exhibitions / V&A Museum, closes 30 May 2019

The V&A is Britain’s national museum of art, design and performance, and is one of the greatest museums of decorative arts in the world. The V&A’s purpose is to enable everyone to enjoy its collections and explore the cultures that created them; and to inspire those who shape contemporary design. We are currently recruiting for the post of Curator of Touring Photography Exhibitions in the Word & Image Department. The post-holder will possess a broad knowledge of the history of photography, curatorial flair, and the requisite confidence and experience to liaise with exhibition venues and in China.

Photographs is one of the Sections that make up Word & Image (WID) Collections. It is a small and dynamic team with a high profile because of the international significance of the collection, photography’s wide audience appeal, the museum’s commitment to photography as a key area and the opening of the new V&A Photography Centre in autumn 2018. The Section maintains and develops the world-renowned national collection of the art of photography, which includes the Royal Photographic Society collection. The new touring exhibitions will be drawn from this world-class collection.

Purpose of job
The post-holder will have responsibility for a series of 3 exhibitions, which will tour to multiple venues in China from late 2019 to 2021. The post-holder will be expected to plan, curate and implement exhibitions. The role will involve collaboration with museums and galleries across China. The post-holder will be required to travel regularly to the exhibition venues and act as a confident and articulate ambassador for the V&A. The role will also involve liaison with photographers and their estates, and numerous V&A departments, including the Exhibitions and Loans Department and the Collections Services teams (Conservation; Technical Services; Photography Services; Documentation and Collections Management Services.)

The post-holder will have responsibility for a series of 3 exhibitions, which will tour to multiple venues in China from late 2019 to 2021. The post-holder will be expected to plan, curate and implement exhibitions.

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