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Curator of Department of Graphic Art Collections

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is a non-profit foundation under public law and is one of the most outstanding cultural institutions in Germany. The foundation's collection and work focuses on Weimar Classics, their aftermath in the art and culture of the 19th century, and modernism with Friedrich Nietzsche and the Bauhaus. The collections are looked after in the museums, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, the Goethe and Schiller Archives, as well as the historical buildings and gardens.

In the Collections and Science Department of the Museums Directorate, the following position is to be filled by June 1, 2021 in the Department of Graphic Art Collections for Ancient Art with a focus on Goethe's time:

The graphic collections in Weimar are among the most important German collections for hand drawings, prints and photography with international standards. They mainly include works by the major European schools from the 15th century to the present day.

The Department of Graphic Art is part of the Museum's Collections and Science Department. The activity is linked to the other departments of the museums in the sense of a matrix or project structure.

Your tasks are:
- Scientific support of the holdings of drawings and prints of the art of the early modern period from the 15th century to approx. 1860 with a focus on the Goethe period
- Scientific indexing and documentation of the other collections as well as comprehensive digitization of the holdings; - Collaboration on the museum database and the foundation's digital formats
- Conception and implementation of exhibitions, scientific events, publications and research projects
- Expansion of collections; Maintaining subject-related contacts to colleagues, collectors, sponsors and the art trade in the service of the graphic collections
- Parity of administrative tasks with the custodian for modern and contemporary art after 1860
- Representation of the graphic collections in specialist committees
- Participation in the project-related working groups within the museums and the foundation as a whole, e.g. B. Acquisition committee, program group, topic years, etc.
- Cooperation with the cross-sectional departments of the foundation (communication, public relations, cultural education, research); In particular, participation in the foundation's educational programs and the research department
- Participation in the overarching strategic and content-related goals of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar; especially the digital transformation, visitor and user orientation

We expect:
- Completed academic university degree in art history (diploma, MA, master's or comparable qualification), preferably with a doctorate
- Very good knowledge of the European art history of the early modern period and the period around 1800, in particular the art of drawing and printmaking
- Proven relevant publications, projects and exhibitions, preferably related to the collection area
- Experience and knowledge in the field of digitization of collections
- very good language skills in German and English as well as in another foreign language
- Openness to the combination of collection-oriented and theory-based research and to art-technological issues
- Willingness to help develop sustainable museological concepts
- Participation in interdisciplinary teams and communication skills
- Experience in research in the context of cooperation or joint projects, in application and third-party funding procedures as well as in work with public administrations
- Security in public appearance

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