Curator of Contemporary and Modern British Art (Fixed Term)
The University of Cambridge is actively reimagining how its collections are researched, developed and interpreted. This new role – Curator of Modern & Contemporary British Art – will work in the Fitzwilliam Museum and Kettle’s Yard, with a remit to shape and deliver collections-based research, public programming and curatorial work on the collections of 20th and 21st-century British art, within a global context. A specific focus of the role is to bring new and under-represented perspectives, voices and artworks into these collections.
The post-holder will create opportunities to engage audiences around under-represented aspects of such art and practise, particularly within the context of the legacies of colonialism, and ongoing racism and societal inequalities. They will be encouraged to develop collaborative projects that are inspired by, or draw upon, both institutions’ collections, their distinctive public spaces, working with researchers and students across the wider University.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion. We believe that diversity strengthens and enriches us, and are committed to helping to make the arts and cultural sector a more diverse and equal place. To this end we are actively seeking to diversify our staff and would particularly welcome applications from women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background, and people with disabilities. If you wish to self-identify please do so in your personal statement.
£41,526 – £52,559
Applications close 26 August 2021
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