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Collaborative doctorate

From: Pip Laurenson <pip.laurenson<-a>
Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Collaborative doctorate opportunity
"Method, Purpose, Use and Value in the Technical Description and
    Analysis of Software-Based Art"
King's College London and Tate

Applications are invited to undertake a collaborative doctorate
based at King's College London and Tate to investigate two main
questions: how are software-based artworks to be described and
represented for the purposes of preservation, understanding and
access? What constitutes technical art history for software-based

The dissertation supervisors are Dr Mark Hedges (Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London) and Dr Pip Laurenson
(Head of Collection Care Research, Tate).  The student will join the
research teams at King's and Tate engaged in the four year EU-funded
research project PERICLES (2013 - 2017)


of which King's is the coordinator.  In the second year the student
will be based for some of the time within Tate's time-based media
conservation section in south London.

Candidates may come from a variety of relevant backgrounds,
including conservation, digital preservation, digital humanities,
information science, computer science or curatorial practice.
Appropriate training will be provided by the host institutions, to
fill any gaps in the candidate's background knowledge.  It is,
however, important that candidates have an interest in and at least
a basic knowledge of digital technologies, as well as an interest in
contemporary art practice.  The deadline for applications is 31 May

The funding is provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council
for UK residents.

For full details please see


Or contact Pip Laurenson <pip.laurenson<-a t->tate< . >org< . >uk>

Dr. Pip Laurenson
Head of Collection Care Research
London SW1P 4RG
+44 207887 8776
+44 7966062962

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