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Cruikshank Project Curator at the British Museum

The British Museum is seeking a Project Curator to oversee the British Museum’s extensive collection of work by George Cruikshank with main focus on cataloguing the print collection.

Key areas of responsibility:

• To research relevant information on the Cruikshank prints and drawings and to synthesise and record it accurately
• To create entries that are as complete as possible within the constraints of performance targets
• To complete the cataloguing of the Museum’s Cruikshank collection, including about 175 illustrated books and pamphlets, and working material bequeathed by the artist’s widow
• To improve, where necessary, existing records for over 6,000 prints and over 2,000 drawings by Cruikshank
• To be an advocate internally and externally of the Museum’s Cruikshank collection.

Person Specification:

With degree in languages, history of art, history or equivalent and a working knowledge of German, Italian or French, you will have thorough knowledge of the work of George Cruikshank and the relevant literature. Along with some record of publication in the field of 18th- or 19th-century prints, you will also have some experience of working in a museum graphic collection print cataloguing.

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