Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Princeton University Art Museum (PUAM) is a major center for the study, interpretation, presentation, and collecting of photography, with over 27,000 photographs in the collection offering a comprehensive international history of the medium from its origins in the 1840s to the present. The Museum is committed to continuing its legacy and history of achievement through the appointment of the next Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography to hold the position endowed in Bunnell's honor in 2011. The position will be filled at the rank of professional specialist or associate professional specialist.
The Museum seeks an experienced person with impeccable credentials who has the ability to formulate and advance a vision for a university museum with an historic commitment to photography as a core component of its program. Reporting to the Associate Director for Collections and Exhibitions, and in close coordination with the Director, the Curator will be responsible for:
- formulating a collecting strategy in this area and securing significant new acquisitions for the collections through both gifts and purchases, drawing on considerable purchase resources;
- regularly developing wide-ranging installations from the collections for the collections galleries, both in photography-specific gallery settings and commingled with works from other media, including the development of rich didactic materials in collaboration with the Museum's Education Department;
- organizing a range of special exhibitions ranging from ambitious international touring projects to smaller, more focused exhibitions, including project management and budget oversight for these projects;
- undertaking major object-based research and publications projects, related both to the exhibition program and to the collections;
- developing important public education programs including lectures, artist's residencies, colloquia, and symposia, in partnership with the Museum's Education Department;
- fostering collaborative relationships with other museums, with colleagues in Princeton's Department of Art & Archaeology, and with academic colleagues across the Princeton University campus;
- facilitating faculty, student, and other scholarly access to and research from the Museum's photographic holdings;
- supporting the University's teaching needs in the history of photography and occasionally teaching or co-teaching courses subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty; and
- overseeing the care and coordinating the conservation of the Museum's photographic holdings in concert with the Museum's collections and registration staff.
Further details can be found here.
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