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Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett Predoctoral Fellow

The Kupferstich-Kabinett (collection of prints, drawings and photographs) of the State Art Collections in Dresden is searching for a Predoctoral Fellow (100%) pay category 11 TV-L beginning between February 1st and March 1st, 2020 for a nine-month period.

We are looking for a colleague with a distinct, proven interest in the materiality of drawings to work on a project cataloging the 16th-century Italian drawings in the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett.

• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in art history
• proven knowledge and experience in working with Old Master drawings
• good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, ideally with experience in museum databases
• adept at working independently in a goal-oriented way
• excellent communication and expressive skills
• capable of organization and working as part of a team
• good knowledge of German and English in spoken and written form (knowledge of Italian is an advantage)

• Examination of 16th-century Italian drawings from the Kupferstich-Kabinett’s collection in cooperation with the conservation department, the curator in charge and the whole project team
• identification of materials, techniques, watermarks | documentation in the museum’s database "Daphne"
• contributing to the research on the drawings, including research travel and consultation with other experts
• preparing written and photographic documentation for the catalogue
• writing some of the catalogue entries, contributing to an essay in cooperation with the conservation department
• organization and logistical coordination, especially with regard to a related symposium
• supporting the project team as needed throughout the whole period

We offer:
• The chance to work on a high-profile, forward-looking research project in the area of Old Master drawings in one of the most important, traditionally influential graphic collections in the world
• an exciting and challenging range of duties with the possibility of acquiring more professional experience
• the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team in a network of international profession colleagues

We are committed to equal opportunity hiring policies.

Please submit relevant application documents to Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Personalmanagement, Postfach 12 05 51, 01006 Dresden, Germany, by December 20, 2019. Electronic applications will not be accepted. Application documents can only be returned if they are submitted with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The application interviews – in person or on Skype – will presumably take place on January 13, 2020.

You can find information about the project thus far here. For further questions, please contact Dr. Gudula Metze at

This project is supported by a major grant from the Getty Foundation, as part of "The Paper Project. Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century".
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Baroque

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