Job Cuts at the V&A

February 26 2021

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Picture: The Guardian

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Guardian have reported on the worrying news that 'vast cuts' that are coming to staffing in the next few days.

They have quoted 'an insider' who has explained:

We're expecting curatorial redundancies to be announced in the next few days. The conservators are already being restructured. Conservation departments are in negotiation. The museum has already done a scheme for applications for voluntary redundancy and retirement.

It also appears that the museum have left a few positions empty, including the position of Specialist for European Paintings.

The museum have replied by saying they are looking into ways to save £10m due to the ongoing covid crisis, and that restructuring talks with staff (including curatorial teams) are ongoing.

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