Staying Power Project Cataloguer (Internship)

Staying Power: Photographs of Black British Experience 1950s -1990s is a project to increase the number of works by black British photographers and images of black Britain in the V&A collection. The five-year project is a partnership between the V&A and Black Cultural Archives (BCA).

Art Opportunity previously on at Victoria and Albert Museum in City of London, United Kingdom.
From Tuesday 01 October 2013 to Sunday 03 November 2013

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It is funded largely by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Photographs collected by the Museum will be used to generate oral histories and there are plans for the photographs and oral history testimonies, from photographers and community members, to be jointly exhibited, both at the V&A and at BCA in its new building in Brixton.

The internship is designed to enable people at the beginning of their museum careers to gain valuable experience within a department of a national museum and a local grass roots organisation. As the Project Cataloguer you will be responsible for completing Collections Managements Records for all acquisitions purchased for the project. This will involve researching and writing public access descriptions in consultation with BCA partners and V&A curatorial staff. You will also assist with the development of the project web pages and write artist biographies for all artists collected as well as any ad hoc tasks as and when required by the project team. Skills depending, you will also be involved with cataloguing the oral histories collected for the project.

As the successful candidate you will have studied or will be studying a relevant degree (e.g art history etc), have an in-depth knowledge of black history and photography, demonstrable research and writing skills and a close attention to detail. You will also have good written and verbal communication skills, excellent time management and the ability to be self sufficient and use your own initiative.