• 14 Dec 2018

The Centre is seeking a professional Archivist to appraise, arrange, repackage, catalogue and make available the pre-eminent collection and archive of the art historian and art collector, Paul Oppé.  

The Paul Oppé Archive was allocated to the Centre in 2017 and contains papers created in both a professional and personal capacity.  Alongside material that reflects the individual’s work as an art historian, critic, museum official and art collector, it also includes a significant volume of correspondence with, and between, family members.  At the heart of the archive is an extensive series of diaries and notebooks which were used to record professional appointments, every day activities and private thoughts.  Together the material presents a great source of art historical information relating to the first half of the twentieth century. Further information can be found in the related news item.

The archive requires detailed cataloguing – the diaries and notebooks at item level - and the resulting catalogue must be ISAD(G) compliant.  The project will also involve selecting material for digitisation, clearing copyright and attaching images to the catalogue.  In addition, it will include liaising with a library cataloguer working on Oppe’s extensive library of art historical and rare books.  Dependent on timescales, the project may additionally include publicising and promoting the collection via the Centre’s website, newsletter, blogs and other means. 

This is a nine month, full time role beginning February/March 2019 with a salary of £30-33k (dependent on experience) per annum, pro rata.  The position is offered either as a 9-month employment contract or the Centre would consider offering as a secondment.

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