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Zeno Karl Schindler/MINIARE Fellow (Research Assistant, non-invasive analysis of illuminated manuscripts) - £24,775-£27,864 - Nine month contract starting June 2015

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a million objects in its care. The Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books (MSSPB) preserves one of the finest collections of illuminated manuscripts in the world, one of the most important collections of manuscript and printed music in the UK, fine printed books, literary autographs and archives. The collections total upwards of 132,500 objects: 1,000 illuminated manuscripts and leaves; 1,500 music volumes; 20,000 rare printed books, over 80,000 literary autographs and correspondence, and over 30,000 items in the Museum’s archive.

The successful candidate, supported by the MINIARE Fellowship of the Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation, will join the cross-disciplinary team of the research project MINIARE (Manuscript Illumination: Non-Invasive Analysis, Research and Expertise, Based at the University of Cambridge, MINIARE focuses on the non-invasive analysis of materials and techniques as well as the contextual interpretation of medieval and Renaissance illumination.

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Head of Communications and Engagement - £51,702 - £54,841

The Fitzwilliam Museum was founded in 1816 and opened to the public in 1848. Today, it houses over half a million works of art and antiquities spanning a period of four thousand years and representing most major civilisations of the world. The Museum has an international reputation for excellence in research, exhibitions, education and public engagement. As well as being the principal museum of the University of Cambridge, the Fitzwilliam is the largest cultural venue in the region, welcoming over 450,000 visitors a year. It is also the lead partner of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM), a partnership of the eight University Museums and the Botanic Garden. The Museum celebrates its Bicentenary in 2016, for which it is planning a high profile programme of exhibitions and events, and the launch of it next major capital campaign.

At this significant time in the Museum’s history, this newly created post is an exciting opportunity for the successful individual to shape, develop and implement integrated communications, engagement and learning strategies to enhance the Museum’s profile, reputation, impact, reach and brand identity.

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