Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The Photographs collection consists of more than 250,000 original photographic images of which at least 130,000 are original negatives. They date from the 1840s to the present day. The department is also responsible for the upkeep of records pertaining to the Photographs Collection as well as records relating to photographic portraiture.
We have an opportunity for a paid intern to work on the addition of past photographic display records (including press releases, review excerpts and hand lists to the Gallery’s website). This frequently visited web page on the photographs section of the website has become a valuable archival resource detailing important exhibitions and displays dating back to the 1970s.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to shadow work of the photographs department and assist with shared tasks such as integrating archival records, retrieving original works and re-housing elements of the collection.
This opportunity will suit someone who has an interest in photographic portraiture and British history and can demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail and is able to work as part of a small team. It will provide the successful candidate with an invaluable insight into how a national photographs collection has been managed, interpreted and exhibited over time.
Read more and apply here: http://www.npg.org.uk/about/jobs/curatorial-internship-photographs.php
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