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V&A Curator of African and African diaspora fashion

The V&A is looking for a Curator of African and African diaspora fashion. Deadline 20 January 2020.

Reference: DEC20190118
Expiry date: 12:00, 20 January 2020
Location: South Kensington
Salary: £27,878.00 – £36,352.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Group Personal Pension, Life Assurance Scheme, and other great benefits
Duration: 18 months
Attachments: AfricanDiasporaFashionDec2019_finalv2.pdf

The Victoria and Albert Museum‘s Furniture, Textiles and Fashion Department is seeking a knowledgeable and motivated curator to fill an 18-month contract as the first curator of African and African diaspora fashion.

This post has been created to contribute to the V&A’s Fashion Gallery redevelopment and to improve its holdings in this area. This is an exceptional opportunity to help build the collection of work by African designers and designers of African heritage. You will have expertise in one or more aspects of this subject area in the context of a broad understanding of fashion history. You will be a practically minded individual who can undertake a broad range of curatorial work.

Long-listed applicants will be invited to undertake a short video submission prior to short-listed candidates being selected for a personal interview.

Closing date for receipt of application is midday 20 January 2020


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