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Exhibition and Collections Research Intern

Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Closing date: 5pm, 21 March 2010

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts [External link] at the University of Birmingham is looking for an Exhibitions and Research Intern to join their small but dynamic team for a fixed-term period. You will work simultaneously on two related projects:

  1. Research into and data entry for 120 Barber paintings to be included in the VADS NICE Paintings database of Pre-1900 Continental European oil paintings in UK Public Collections
  2. Research, primarily archival, into the acquisition of the fine and decorative art collections of the Barber Institute during its early years (1932–52). This research will feed into a proposed publication and small exhibition at the National Gallery, London in summer 2013

You will be at PhD or post-doctoral level; have significant experience in archival research; and a broad knowledge of European art history. You will need to be based in the Birmingham area, and have your own laptop computer, with wifi access.

The internship is for 11 months at 130 hours pcm. The research intern will receive an honorarium of £780 gross pcm. Research-related expenses and relevant trainings, at both the Barber Institute and the National Gallery, London, will also be provided.
Further details and application forms are available from Robert Wenley, Head of Collections and Learning, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS,