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Job: Curator of Photography (the Mackinnon Collection)

This is an exciting opportunity to work with the MacKinnon Collection—an outstanding collection covering 100 years of Scottish photography (1840s to 1950s), jointly owned by the National Library of Scotland (NLS) and the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS). The Curator, working with senior colleagues, will be responsible for the care, display and promotion of the 14,000 works in this key collection. 

The Curator will be employed by and based at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), part of the NGS, but also work with colleagues at the NLS. The post is funded thanks to a grant provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards the acquisition and promotion of the collection. 

The Curator will be expected to have an enthusiasm for, and developing knowledge of, photographs and photographic practice, with a particular focus on Scottish photography from the 1800s. 

The post holder will have lead responsibility for accessioning the works, and will work with colleagues across both institutions to provide access to the collection physically and digitally, 

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