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Provenance Researchers Graphic Arts Collections, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz

Provenance research on drawings, prints and books in the Graphic Arts Collection of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz acquired between 1933 - 1945:
• Screening of acquisitions (drawings, prints and books) made between 1933 and 1945 in the Graphic Arts Collection of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
• Review of relevant information from the inventory and index cards of related acquisition documents and correspondence, sale and auction catalogs and other sources in the museum; Research and evaluation of the relevant archival material in the museum and city archives
• Examination of the front and back of the original art work, check with the already documented information, and documentation of the findings, especially in the database MuseumPlus
• further systematic provenance research on the individual art works in the aforementioned collection with the aim of clarifying the final ownership and possession of the works; Review and evaluation of relevant national and international archives, auction catalogs, technical literature, databases, etc., especially in view of the art, where a Nazi-related withdrawal could be an issue
• complete documentation of the research processes and results with evidence entered into the Museum database MuseumPlus
• classification of objects by the system of the German Center Kulturgutverluste
• Creation of a summary project report on the research results according to the specifications of the German Center Kulturgutverluste, Magdeburg
• design and implementation of events in the context of public relations on this issue, such as guides or prepare an exhibition together with a publication based on the research results

• University degree, Masters/doctoral level major in art history desired
• demonstrable practical experience in archival work and in the field of provenance research on Nazi-confiscated art
• In-depth knowledge of European art history in particular, the art and history of the 19th and 20th centuries
• Excellent computer literacy, especially in view of the Museum Software Museum Plus or a comparable museum database
• sound knowledge and experience in the museum collection management
• Very good knowledge of English (spoken and written), knowledge of a second foreign language desirable
• reliability, diligence, independent work, dedication
• excellent communication and coordination skills

• a limited employment with a compensation in accordance with pay history
• a challenging, creative and varied role
• a city to discover, affordable housing and excellent nurseries and schools

Equality of opportunity is a matter of course. We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and all nationalities. Severely disabled are preferably with the same qualifications and suitability.

Welcome to the city of modernity! Apply no later than 12/16/2018 for the advertised position via the application portal accessible via the 'External Link' below, or via hard copy to: City of Chemnitz, Main Office, 09106 Chemnitz (Please submit with applications in paper form only copies since materials will not be returned and ultimately destroyed once search has ended).

Note: applications by e-mail will not be accepted.

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