AHRC-funded PhD Studentship
The early National Portrait Gallery and Sir George Scharf: creating an intellectual and professional artistic world, 1770-1909
University of Sussex (History of Art) & National Portrait Gallery, London
This studentship offers an excellent opportunity to pursue a fully-funded doctoral research project, with unparalleled access to primary source material from a national collection. Catalogued in 2010, the Scharf Archive contains extensive records relating to Scharf’s professional and private life. The student will be offered practical work-based training (such as archival and curatorial), be encouraged to contribute to the NPG’s Staff Research Seminar programme, and the results of the student’s research will be used to develop new web interpretation material for the NPG and to create a small display within the Gallery. Sector-specific training will be provided to develop skills relevant to working in museums and galleries.
The closing date for applications is 17:00 Wednesday 8 May 2013. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 15 May 2013.