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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAssistant Manager - Art Curator - Art Curation

About me

I am a hard work and dedicated employee, facing any project I enter into enthusiastically, thriving particularly when tested with tight deadlines or a copious workload. I pride myself on being an open minded person, willing to challenge and place myself out with my comfort zone, as I believe in such situations, my personality and passions prosper. My passion in life is art; particularly the art market and art preservation, two things which have captured my interest from a young age. Through my love and enjoyment of all things artistic and historical, I followed my passion into my studies. My interests are extremely varied, but favour Art Nouveau decorative design, ceramic design and Modern and Contemporary sculpture.

Skills

  • Art History
  • Logistics
  • Art Documentation
  • Shipping Logistics
  • Invoice Processing
  • Client Facing
  • Artist Liaision
  • Sculpture Installation
  • Art Curation
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator

Work history

Currently

Registrar

Pangolin London

Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was promoted to gallery Registrar at Pangolin London after a year and 5 months as Gallery Assistant. My responsibilities include: • Managing the gallery stock to ensuring all works are properly catalogued and entered onto our database system. • Responsible for the gallery’s transition onto our new database system Art Logic. • Insuring platforms such as Artnet and Artsy are regularly updated. • Managing gallery loans and private consignments – this includes ensuring the correct documentation has been completed and filed. • Managing installation teams during art fairs, gallery installations/deinstallations and monumental public sculpture placement; ensuring time is efficiently managed and the correct health and safety guide lines are met. • Ensuring works are property handled and stored in the gallery’s stock room. • Liaising with Pangolin Editions foundry in regard to casting, logistics and re-pairs.

2017

Gallery Assistant

Pangolin London

Sep 2015 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Gallery Assistant Pangolin London Sep 2015 – Jan 2017 This was a full time position held within a busy commercial gallery. The gallery team is small meaning my roles and responsibilities are vast. These include: • Solely responsible for the movement and management of all art work, including coordinating and managing the gallery loans programme. This also includes shipping and installation logistics nationally and internationally. • Assisting the curation of exhibitions. • Researching & writing content for press releases, catalogues and exhibition information panels. • Processing client sales and raising invoices. • Uploading content to the company website and managing Pangolin’s Social Media platforms. • Liaising between artists & artist’s estates during exhibitions. • Answering visitor’s questions & leading talks and discussing within the gallery and around Pangolin London’s sculpture trail. • Working on InDesign and Photoshop editing images for advertising and publishing.

2015

Department intern

Chiswick Auctions

Mar 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • This was a two day per week intern position within the Rare Book and Manuscript Department at Chiswick Auctions. My main roles and responsibilities included: • Cataloguing objects for the quarterly book sales. • Researching items consigned by sellers. • Aiding collection managers during valuations. • Providing pre-sale condition reports. • Assisting sales floor staff during viewings. • Taking telephone bids on behalf of clients during specialist and weekly auction sales. • Assisting in after sales admin i.e. client notifications, online updates etc.

2013

Photography collection intern

Adidas Group

Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Herzogenaurach, Germany
  • Internship
  • This was a full time, six-month internship within the History Management Department at the company headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany. My responsibilities included: • Working with the Adidas image collection on TMS, researching and entering data. • Photographing items in the collection for digital archiving. • Handling, packaging and storing items correctly within the archive. • Researching and preparing items for company exhibitions. • Cataloging new items donated to the archive. • Working with Photoshop editing images for digital publishing.

Education

2015

MA Art Business

Kingston University

Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • This course taught me the basic principles of cataloging a wide selection of object classes. Moreover, it allowed me to gain an understanding of the economic and legal contexts in which professional practice within the art market is ground. Being based in London throughout the duration of the course enabled my learning to excel through a constant exposure to the art market.

2012

History of Art MA Hons

Glasgow University

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Dissertation Topic – An Analysis of the New Roles of Museums within the Twenty First Century. Courses Studied include – Early Impressionism; Monsters, Women & Jews; Methodology of Art History; Women, Art & Audience; German Art in the Era of the Cold War; The Art of Exploration; The Site of Modern Art: Architecture, Landscape Design and the Regency Imagination.