Freelance opportunity: Exhibition Researcher
Project: The Women’s Library Treasures Exhibition
Application Deadline: 21.11.2011
Aim: Develop and deliver an exhibition which celebrates the 10th anniversary of
the opening of The Women’s Library.
February 2012 sees the 10th anniversary of the opening of The Women’s Library on
its current site at London Metropolitan University. This anniversary exhibition offers an
exciting opportunity for the Library to showcase its exceptional collections by celebrating
the diverse stories they tell and highlighting the unique role the Library has played – and
continues to play – in recording the histories and experiences of women.
The Women’s Library collections vividly capture changes in British women’s social and
political circumstances from the mid-nineteenth century onwards. At their heart they tell
stories of how women – collectively, and as individuals – have campaigned, harried,
lobbied and fought to expand opportunities for women and in so doing have indelibly
shaped contemporary society.
Using the rich resources available at The Women’s Library the intention is to
bring to life the stories of these women – their lives, experiences, struggles and campaigns
– and to make their often hidden contributions known and accessible to non-specialist
To realise the project, the Library seeks to appoint a freelance Exhibition Researcher
to curate the exhibition project, source material, select content, and deliver exhibition
interpretation in collaboration with the in-house exhibition team.
For further information please call 020 7320 3511, and for specification and application
details email: b.benge-abbott