PhD Opportunity

University of Glasgow
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Saturday, 30 September, 2017

A three year PhD home/EU fees only studentship (funded by the Textile Conservation Foundation) is available within the College of Arts at the University of Glasgow. The core research theme is "The Making and Materials of Victorian Commercial Stage Sets: Normansfield A Case Study". The student will be jointly supervised by Christina Young and Karen Thompson. The theme draws upon the research interests of both supervisors and in doing so provides a natural bridge between Technical Art History and Painted Textiles Conservation. The research will help to underpin the future conservation of Normansfield Victorian Theatre in Teddington ( but also contributes towards the wider understanding of the profession of the scenic artist working in traditional materials. There will be plenty of room within the theme for the student to develop their own directions of original research. Start date: January 2018.

The student would need to finance bench fees (£1500 over three years) plus their living expenses. In the first instance applicants should email ( a short CV, a transcript of qualifications to date (and anticipated results if you are still studying for your Masters), 2 references (at least 1 should be academic) and 1000 word proposal highlighting what they can bring to the research by 30th Sept. 2017.