[artinfo] Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida

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Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida
at the Cultural Plaza
University of Florida
contact: mbyawn at harn.ufl.edu

Curator of Photography
Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida

The Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, seeks a curator 
of photography. The museum currently houses a small but growing collection 
of photographs, including the work of retired professors Jerry Uelsmann and 
Evon Streetman and significant holdings of the work of international 
contemporary photographers. A dedicated endowment for photography 
acquisitions will be available to the new curator for development of the 

The museum has an established record of major photography exhibitions, 
including shows drawn from a local private collection of modernist 
photography. These exhibitions have included the work of the f.64 Group, 
Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Czech Modernism, Sebastiao Salgado, 
and Ansel Adams. The School of Art and Art History, with strong studio and 
art history programs in photography, provides opportunities for interaction 
with professional colleagues and collaborative educational programming.

The curator of photography will manage and develop the collection and 
related programs, focusing on early and modernist photography. Other 
responsibilities include preparation of installations from the permanent 
collection, conception and implementation of exhibitions and related 
publications, original research for publication, lectures for academic 
audiences and the general public, cultivation of donor relationships, and 
conception and development of grant projects in collaboration with the 
grant specialist and others.

A Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization is required; a 
PhD in art history with specialization in the history of photography is 
strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have a distinguished 
record of scholarship and at least three years of curatorial experience 
dealing with research, acquisitions, exhibitions, and collaborative 

Submit letter of application, resume, list of references and academic and 
general audience writing samples. Reference LP#908650. Send materials to 
Mary B. Yawn, Harn Museum of Art, POB 112700, Gainesville, FL 32611-2700. 
Application deadline is March 31, 2004, or until the position is filled. If 
an accommodation is needed to apply due to a disability please call 
352.392.4621, or the Florida Relay System at 1.800.955.8771 (TDD). AA/EA/EEO

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