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Research Assistantship for Digitisation of UK Japanese Collections, funded by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture

The project titled ‘Re-thinking Japonisme: Digitisation of the V&A’s collection of Japanese illustrated books and researching its formation in the late 19th century’, funded by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), is offering two positions at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Each position is for a duration of one week, with the first from 20th to 24th November 2023 and the second from 27th November to 1st December 2023. The working hours for these roles will be from 10:00 to 17:00.

This research project is a collaborative effort between the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC). Successful candidates will join our team and play a pivotal role in tasks such as sophisticated digital photography, digital data management, and the cataloguing of a significant collection comprising over 700 titles of illustrated books at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

A successful applicant will earn 18,000 yen (approximately £100-110) per day. Housing and commuting costs are not subsidised.

We will welcome applicants with academic backgrounds in Japanese or East Asian art history, library science, museum studies, or archival studies at graduate level.

Some combination of the following is also desirable:

  • Proficiency in the use of computer software, especially database programmes.
  • Relevant museum, rare books, or archival experience.
  • Experience in photography and/or data processing or management of digital resources.

Please send the application form to r.matsuba@uea.ac.uk

All the application materials must be received by Friday, 3 November 2023. Late applications cannot be accepted.