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V&A seeks architect-in-residence

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The Victoria and Albert Museum is teaming up with RIBA to offer a UK-based chartered architect an opportunity to spend six months as the architect-in-residence at the V&A

It is the first time the V&A has offered such a post to an architect; the placement will be for a six-month period from January 2010 and will be based within the museum’s arts education unit, the Sackler Centre.

The residency will provide an architect access to the collections of the V&A to carry out research, learn skills and create new work. The architect will also have the opportunity to draw on specialist expertise, meet practitioners and curators and work alongside educators to promote greater public understanding of art and design research and practice.

‘It is a good opportunity for graduates to work in a studio, especially given the current climate,’ said Abraham Thomas, a curator at the V&A. ‘We hope this offers young, creative practitioners the chance to have six months in a studio where they will get the opportunity to work with curators and the public.’

The deadline for all applications will be 30 April, with shortlisting on 6 May.

Applicants can apply on the V&A’s website at www.vam.ac.uk/jobs

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