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Industry:Museums & Galleries
Contract Type:Other
Salary or training bursary: £18,159
Company:National Gallery
Open to all
Apply by:14/05/2021 - 23:59

AHRC CDP Grant: London's National Gallery and the 'Centre of Empire', 1824-1924

Are you passionate about the museum sector? Don't miss this fantastic studentship...

The National Gallery London houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. The gallery collects and cares for the nation’s paintings and shares them with the world.

Birkbeck and The National Gallery are pleased to announce a fully-funded Collaborative Doctoral Studentship under the AHRC's Collaborative Doctoral Partnership Scheme from October 2021. 


  • The studentship is funded through the AHRC's Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme
  • This project investigates and maps the impact of empire on the origins and development of The National Gallery, focussing on the first century of donors, trustees and patrons since its foundation in 1824
  • The student will be expected to spend time at both Birkbeck and The National Gallery and to become an active member of both academic and research communities, as well as belonging to the wider cohort of CDP students across the UK
  • The successful candidate will be eligible to participate in CDP Cohort Development events


  • This studentship is open to both home and overseas applicants
  • The National Gallery want to encourage the widest range of potential students to study for a CDP studentship and are committed to welcoming people from BAME backgrounds to apply
  • Applicants should ideally have or expect to receive a relevant Master's-level qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in a professional setting. Suitable disciplines are flexible, but might include art history, museum studies, cultural studies or history
  • Applicants should demonstrate a passion for the museum sector, and a willingness for their research to help inform future National Gallery catalogues and exhibitions. They should be keen to take part in and help organise workshops and conferences around the subject
  • As a collaborative award, students will be expected to spend time at both Birkbeck and the National Gallery
  • All applicants must agree to, and meet the AHRC/UKRI terms and conditions for research

We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are under-represented in the creative industries.

Please note that the company reserves the right to withdraw this listing prior to the official closing date, therefore we recommend getting your applications in early.

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