NALís Special Collections Curator – National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum – London, England

The National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum is Britain’s foremost public research and reference library on art and design, historical and contemporary. It shares the mission of the V&A, the worldís leading museum of art and design, to increase knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world. The NAL is also the V&A’s curatorial department for the art and design of the book and publishing.

We are seeking a curator for the NALís special collections, which include manuscripts, rare books and works that exemplify the art and design of the book. You will lead on the management, documentation, research and promotion of these collections. This is a rare opportunity for an individual with solid professional experience in library / rare book collections or archives, proven academic attainments, and the ability to organise, lead and inspire.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

For details, please see


Elizabeth James

Senior Librarian, National Art Library Collections

Victoria and Albert Museum