Postdoctoral research post on the Mobile Museum project.
Historians of education will be particularly interested in a new postdoctoral research position on the Mobile Museum: Economic Botany in Circulation project. The appointee will join an interdisciplinary research project funded by the AHRC looking at the circulation of objects into and out of the Kew Museum of Economic Botany from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
One strand of the Mobile Museum project is particularly concerned with the history of school museums and object-based pedagogy in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, since Kew objects were sent to many schools across the country during that period.
The research will also inform a contemporary schools-based project led by Kew’s learning department which will involve setting up museums in two London primary schools. The post will be based at Royal Holloway but will also involve a considerable period of research in the collection and archives at Kew.
The position will be available from January 2018, and the closing date for applications is 9 August 2017. Further details of this post are available at: