The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who
have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most
comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year and a strong national
and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the
country’s most important and popular galleries.
The National Portrait Gallery is recruiting a Curator, Missing Narratives on Women. The post holder will conduct a three-year research project to identify gaps in the collection with an emphasis on female sitters and artists. In addition, the post holder will work with the curatorial team on acquisitions and the Gallery’s Contemporary Commissions programme with the aim of filling gaps in the permanent collection that have been identified within the Inspiring People Missing Narratives research project.
The National Portrait Gallery are looking for candidates who have experience with acquisitions and commissions of visual art as they pertain to museum collections. They will need to have a postgraduate degree or have equivalent experience. The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, with the ability to write up research to a high standard and the ability to speak with authority about women and missing narratives as they pertain to National Portrait Gallery’s collections from the 16th century to the present. It is fundamental that the post-holder has excellent organisational, research and planning skills, coupled with the ability to work calmly under pressure, in order to meet tight deadlines and
retain excellent attention to detail.
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