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Curator/Senior Curator (f/m) for Art before 1800
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design - Nasjonalmuseet Oslo
Curator/senior curator for art before 1800 - Department Old Masters and Modern Art Department
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is Norway's largest museum and receives around
750,000 visitors every year. Our mission is to collect, preserve, display, promote and conduct research on the
country's most comprehensive collection of art, architecture, and design. The museum currently has a staff of 180
employees and runs a varied exhibition programme, including a number of touring exhibitions. A new museum
complex is under construction in central Oslo, and when completed it will be one of the largest art museums in
Northern Europe. Planning for the relocation is under way, involving extensive collection management and the
development of exhibition and education projects. The new museum is set to open in 2020 with a comprehensive
presentation of its holdings. With a vision of inspiring new generations of art lovers, the museum wishes to
engage a broad and diverse audience in a daring, playful, generous, and informative way.
The National Museum is committed to diversity and encourages qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their
age, gender, and cultural and ethnic background. The National Museum promotes workplace inclusion through
the IA agreement.
The Old Masters and Modern Art Department is in charge of managing and documenting the museum's
collections from antiquity to the 1960s and of making them accessible to the public through exhibitions, a study
room, publications, digital media, and a varied programme of museum education.
The position involves a particular responsibility for exhibition planning and execution, collection work,
and research and development in the field of pre-1800 fine art.
Specialist management of the collection
Planning and realization of exhibitions
Development of national and international networks, and external representation of the museum
Participation in departmental meetings, project work, and internal liaising
Submitting proposals to the museum's programme and acquisition committe
A right and duty to carry out research and development
Replying to written and oral enquiries from both the general public and scholars
Other responsibilities as agreed upon with the immediate superior
MA in art history. Senior curator status requires a PhD or similar degree.
Documented expertise in the field of pre-1800 fine art. A list of publications is to be submitted
along with the application. Applicants with an MA must document at least two major scholarly
works beyond their graduate thesis.
At least three years' experience of varied exhibition activities and collection work in an art
museum or similar institution (please provide documentation).
Excellent written and oral presentation skills in English. An additional European language is
desirable (preferably French, Italian, or Dutch). Foreign applicants are expected to acquire
Norwegian in an adequate time.
Access to a broad international network in the field.
Solid computer skills and an ability to keep up to date on relevant software.
Applicants must provide documentation of their education and work experience.
An ability to create enthusiasm and team spirit among a varied staff
An ability to promote an open dialogue
An ability to carry out multiple tasks simultaneously
Accuracy and reliability
An ability to get things done
Solid communication skills
An exciting job
Competitive wages (curator: NOK 445,000–590,000 / senior curator: NOK 500,000–610,000)
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