This is your chance to be part of a prestigious research and training programme – a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network coordinated by Maastricht University. As one of 15 PhD researchers across Europe, you will contribute to addressing fundamental questions concerning the nature of modern and contemporary artworks and the consequences for their conservation and collection. The network will establish frameworks for international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral research and training collaboration. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an initiative to educate a new generation of professional curators and conservators.
About the role
Join our vibrant Research Department where your doctoral research will focus on ownership, information, control and access: a study of practice and ethics in contemporary art conservation. After developing an ethical and policy framework within which to conduct this research, you will consider the current points of tension around ownership, information, control and access with regard to research focused on the conservation of contemporary art. It’s a chance to compare the different approaches taken in the English, Dutch and German systems and explore what can be learnt from other domains. You will be expected to submit a doctoral thesis on the subject within three years.
Additionally you must arrange for the following:
Two academic references must be received by the deadline for the application to be eligible, Candidates are responsible for instructing referees to submit their references directly to John McNeill, Collection Care Research Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position is offered on a fixed-term contract for 3 years (starting January 2016) to those who have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to taking up the position.