12645870493?profile=RESIZE_400xThis is an externally funded Fellowship sitting in the Photography Section of AAPD.  The purpose of the Curatorial Fellowship is to further develop expertise in the history of photography by researching the collections of the V&A, while gaining vital curatorial experience working in a museum.  The Curatorial Fellow will divide their time between key curatorial duties (including cataloguing, collections care, display, exhibition and publication preparation and researching potential acquisitions) and pursuing an independent research project based on the V&A’s photography collection, which will culminate in a tangible output such as a conference, publication and/or web project.

The research project will be based on the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) Collection, which was transferred to the V&A in 2017, and may relate to portraiture, colour photography or photographic processes, all areas of interest to the American photographer Bern Schwartz and The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation. The topic and scope of the project will be agreed at the start of the Curatorial Fellowship, depending on the Fellow’s expertise and the priorities of the Photography Section.

In the first year, the Curatorial Fellow will be based in the Photography Section as an active member of the curatorial team. In the second year, the Fellow will have the opportunity to spend three months in the V&A Research Institute (VARI) to focus on completing the research project. Throughout the Fellowship, there will be opportunities to present research to internal audiences, students, donors and the general public through lectures and gallery talks. Using an accompanying travel fund, the Fellow will have the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally to visit other photography collections as part of their curatorial and research work.

As a member of the AAPD, the Curatorial Fellow will also play a role in the wider work of the V&A, contributing to policy, projects and public programmes, supporting fundraising and income generation.

Curatorial Fellow in Photography, supported by The Bern Schwartz Family Foundation
Two-year role
Closes 3 July 2024

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