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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett (16th c. Italian Drawings)

The Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett is searching for a Postdoctoral Fellow with proven expert knowledge in Italian Old Master drawings to collaborate on a research project cataloging the museum's sixteenth-century Italian drawings. 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".

The collection of Italian Renaissance drawings in the Dresden Kupferstich-Kabinett includes about 500 individual sheets, as well as several albums. Among these works are world-renown drawings, but a wide variety of high quality works are as yet largely unknown. The current research driven project aims at cataloguing this important group of our holdings. With respect to methodology, and with the wealth and diversity of the material in mind, particular attention is being paid to fostering a dialogue with international colleagues.

-Completed PhD/DPhil (or equivalent) in History of Art
-Experience in museum work, ideally in a Museum Department of Prints and Drawings
-Proven knowledge in working with Italian Old Master drawings
-Good knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
-Experience in working with museum databases
-Efficient at working independently as well as within a team
-Excellent communication and organizational skills
-Very good knowledge of German and English in spoken and written form (knowledge of Italian is an advantage)

-Examining and cataloguing of drawings from the Kupferstich-Kabinett’s collection in cooperation with the curator in charge and the whole project team
-Research on the drawings and the collection history, including research travel and consultation with other experts
-Cooperation with the conservation department in the scientific investigation of selected drawings
-Documentation in the museum’s database "Daphne"
-Preparing written and photographic documentation for the catalogue
-Writing some of the catalogue entries
-Editorial tasks
-Organization and logistical coordination, especially with regard to a related symposium, research stays of participating guest scholars as well as the cooperation with external authors and colleagues
-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 leading museums of Prints and Drawings in the world; an exciting and challenging range of duties with the possibility of acquiring more professional experience; and 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 (or electronically, in a single pdf document, to kk(at), by May 29, 2020. Application documents can only be returned if they are submitted
with a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The application interviews – in person or via video conference – will presumably take place on June 8–10, 2020.

For further questions, please contact Dr. Gudula Metze at gudula.metze(at) You can find information about the project at the 'External Link' below.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, Renaissance, Baroque

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