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Research Assistant – Print, Drawings, and Photographs


REPORTS TO: Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs


QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. in Art History or closely related subject required, M.A. preferred. Work closely with the Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs and other department staff in broad­ ranging research projects, relating to the permanent collection, acquisitions, and exhibitions. Familiarity with the history of works of art on paper preferred. Strong library research skills, as well as reading knowledge of one or more European languages (French, German, Italian) required. Excellent computer skills including familiarity with collections databases preferred.

JOB PURPOSE: Assist the Curator and department colleagues with research and cataloguing of works in the permanent collection, acquisitions, and rotating exhibitions from the collection.

- Research the Museum 's collection by conducting art historical and provenance research to supplement information in files, paper and electronic formats
- Assist in compiling information for possible acquisitions, deaccessions, and loans
- Work with the Curator and other colleagues in the development and organization of exhibitions and rotations of the permanent collection
- Work with curatorial, archives, and registrar staff to compile and organize Registrar and Curatorial files relating to individual works of art in the collection
- Work with the registrar's office to see that information is correctly entered into Museum 's database and document files, adhering to established standards and practices
- Assist in responding to inquiries about the permanent collection
- Confer with Curator on a regular basis to ensure accuracy of information, the use of appropriate reference material, and status of cataloging projects and other ongoing research and projects
- Research and compile information as needed to facilitate publications, installations, or exhibition related projects such photographs and rights information, education programs, or label copy, including assistance writing and editing texts

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