A three-year PhD is offered jointly within the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, and The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow.

The core theme of the PhD would be the “Scottish Decorative and Pictorial Painted Textiles in the Victorian and Edwardian Period”. The research would cover material such as upholstery, soft furnishings, hangings and floor coverings, and it would include work by C.R. Mackintosh and his circle as well as their lesser-known contemporaries. The student would be jointly supervised by: Professor Christina Young and Lecturer, Karen Thompson with additional supervision from Joseph Sharples, Mackintosh Curator at The Hunterian. Therefore, the student would have a unique support in the art historical and curatorial context, conservation of textiles and paintings, and scientific examination techniques. This PhD research will draw upon the collections at The Hunterian and Glasgow Museums for object study, source documents and archival records held in the University of Glasgow Special Collections and Scottish Archives. There is also plenty of room within the theme for the PhD candidate to develop their own directions of original research. 

The closing date for receipt of complete applications is 27th March 2019. 

Please visit the Technical Art History Group for further details.  


First published: 20 February 2019

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