Research Assistant: The Pastels of James McNeill Whistler

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Thursday, 16 December, 2021 - 23:45

College of Arts
School Of Culture & Creative Arts

Research Assistant: The Pastels of James McNeill Whistler
Vacancy Ref: 071288
Salary: £29,614 - £33,309 per annum

We are seeking to employ a full-time Research Assistant to join the School of Culture & Creative Arts within the College of Arts.
You will contribute to a project The Pastels of James McNeill Whistler working alongside the PI, DrPatricia de Montfort, the Kelvin Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research, the Hunterian Collections Management Team, and members of Consortium partner institutions.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation of the detailed research plan and direct this complex and challenging project. Using instrumentation and interpreting the data from technical examination and analytical techniques, the post -holder will conduct an in-depth comparative examination of a group of pastels selected from The Hunterian Whistler collections (100+ pastels) and the Colby College Museum of Art (c.20 pastels). Comparative examination of Whistler’s work in other/mixed media on paper may also be required, together with analysis of existing datasets from Whistler collections at partner institutions.

The post-holder will be based at The Hunterian and the Kelvin Centre at Kelvin Hall, University of Glasgow, with periodic travel to Colby College Museum of Art and elsewhere as required by the project.

This job is offered on a full-time (35 hours), fixed-term basis for 18 months.

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Closing date: 2 December 2021

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