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Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Paintings – Job | ArtsHub UK – Arts Industry News, Jobs & Career Advice

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Job Description

The National Gallery has a unique opportunity for a Curator of Early Netherlandish and German Paintings.

This role oversees, with other relevant Collection Curators, the care and growth of the Gallery’s Renaissance collection. They are responsible specifically for the care and display of the Gallery’s early Netherlandish and German pictures, and in charge of overseeing the conception and production of associated scholarly research, publications, and interpretation.

Job Requirements

The postholder takes the lead for seeking and recommending relevant new acquisitions and loans, and for in-house exhibitions, collection displays and gallery refurbishment projects. They will be heavily involved in the Gallery’s ‘NG200’ programme for its bicentenary in 2024, including the major redisplay of the collection ‘The Main Event’.

As a senior member of the Department, they will have line management responsibilities, providing leadership and pastoral care to the curatorial team, and helping deliver an innovative, scholarly and collaborative curatorial vision. Furthermore, they will assist the Head of Department in matters of staffing, strategy, planning and budgets to deliver an effective and efficient curatorial role central to the life of the National Gallery and which supports the achievement of key institutional objectives.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the curatorial contribution to the Learning Department’s activities and to public programmes for the Early Netherlandish and German paintings.
  • Oversee the curatorial contribution to the Digital Department’s activities for the Early Netherlandish and German paintings.
  • Deliver appropriate publications (for the general public and the scholarly community) and oversee the delivery of curatorial contributions to National Gallery Global’s publications as well as publications which accompany exhibitions at the National Gallery or under its aegis in relation to Renaissance art.
  • Deal with general and specialist enquiries, export licence applications, valuations for loan and for indemnity, export review cases in these areas; provide professional curatorial advice to the Director and Board, through the Head of Department when appropriate; support the Director of the National Gallery in their role as DCMS National Advisor.

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