Tate and UCL Institute of Archaeology invite applications from eligible candidates for the full-time collaborative PhD studentship 'Making the Invisible Visible in the Contemporary Art Museum', funded for 3 years by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to commence in January 2019.
The proposed doctoral research aims to bring new theoretical perspectives to questions about visible and invisible practices in the contemporary art museum. Focusing on the pioneering practice of the Collection Care and Conservation teams at Tate, the research will problematise the proposition that opening up the currently invisible processes of the museum affords greater transparency which in turn promotes greater inclusivity.
The doctorate will therefore develop new thinking about the implications and impact, including the potential benefits and pitfalls, of making visible the work of the museum that is usually hidden to a general audience. The research will offer a critique of current and historic ways in which hitherto hidden processes have been revealed and provide opportunities to explore new approaches.
Full details at: https://www.tate.org.uk/research/studentships/invisible-visible
Deadline for applications is 12 November 2018.