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Curator of Prints and Drawings

The Yale Center for British Art seeks a Curator of Prints and Drawings with an exceptional record of exhibitions and publications to oversee the museum’s renowned collection of works on paper. The Department of Prints and Drawings encompasses more than 20,000 drawings and watercolors, over 35,000 prints, as well as a growing collection of photographs. International in scope and spanning the sixteenth century to the present, the collection ranges from Tudor drawings and portrait miniatures to outstanding eighteenth- and nineteenth-century watercolors, architectural drawings, topographical prints, and works relating to the former British Empire, the subcontinent, the Caribbean, and the African diaspora. The Center’s holdings of William Blake, George Stubbs and J. M. W. Turner are among the most important in the world.

The Curator of Prints and Drawings joins the Center’s curatorial staff at a pivotal moment for the museum. Reporting to the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the curator will play a key role in bringing renewed attention to the collections in line with the Center’s mission. The Curator of Prints and Drawings brings creativity and vision to the Prints and Drawings collections and works collaboratively with the larger Curatorial Division to develop a dynamic and rigorous program of exhibitions and publications that enhances the collection’s profile and increases audience engagement.

The Curator of Prints and Drawings manages the Department and the stewardship of the Prints and Drawings collection, including: working closely with the Conservation Department to develop protocols for collections care, storage, and conservation priorities; assessing and making recommendations on evolving storage needs; and creating a comprehensive plan for cataloguing and digitizing the collection for the online catalog. Under the direction of the Deputy Director and Chief Curator, the Curator of Prints and Drawings develops a strategic plan for collections development, and is responsible for initiating research and making recommendations for acquisitions and gifts. The successful candidate will be an exemplary collaborator, possess deep knowledge in one or more areas relevant to the collection, and have a proven record of curatorial and scholarly expertise.

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