The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG), part of the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS), houses the nation’s collection of portraits. Its primary function is to acquire, display and interpret the portraits of the Scottish men and women whose lives and achievements helped shape Scotland and the wider world. The NGS has recently embarked on an ambitious project to redefine the SNPG for the 21st century. This multi-million pound Lottery and Government funded project encompasses a major refurbishment of the SNPG building and a radical reinterpretation of the collection through new displays.

The NGS is seeking an exceptional individual with excellent communication skills to join the curatorial team and to play a significant and creative part in redevelopment plans. They will lead in their area of expertise as well as contributing to the project more widely. NGS welcomes applications from candidates with a good degree in the history of art or equivalent and a track record of scholarship in a relevant subject area.

Title: Senior Curator
Salary: £29,699 – £36,784
3 Years Fixed Term

Closing date for applications is 30 March 2008 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held on 1 May. Application packs are available from

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