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Invitation to Tender: Photography Collection Cataloguing and Accreditation Project

POSTED: 22 July 2021

We are seeking a Consultant or Consultants, to deliver a cataloguing and collection accreditation project for our unique photography collection, between October 2021 and October 2022.

This project offers a wonderful opportunity to get to know the Autograph holdings which are located at Rivington Place, London. The growing collection – a living archive – includes approximately 7,500 prints, 10,000 + negatives, 5,000 slides, archive film, several thousand digital and analogue contact sheets, plus related ephemera.

Please click here to download the Brief for Services, which sets out the history of our collection and its uses, the project deliverables, expected outcomes, required competencies, fee, timetable and tender process.

Tenders must be submitted by noon on Monday 6 September 2021
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For any questions about this opportunity please email in the first instance with a short paragraph outlining your query and provide a contact telephone number. Please note that queries will not be answered after 19 August 2021 due to annual leave.

Consultancy interviews will be held on 15 September 2021 either in person at Autograph, Rivington Place EC2A 3BA or via Zoom, subject to public health regulations in place in September.

Autograph strives to be an inclusive place where we can all be ourselves. We particularly encourage responses to this opportunity from professionals who are underrepresented in museums and galleries.

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About the Collection

Our unique photography collection charts the contributions of diverse cultures in Britain over two centuries.

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Images, from top: 1) Works from Autograph's Collection of Photography. 2) Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Adebiyi [detail], 1989.