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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship

March 28, 2017


British Museum and Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a cutting-edge imaging technique that produces 3D images of surface and subsurface microstructure of transparent and semi-transparent materials. It is a powerful tool for the study of museum objects as it can produce images of cross-sections without contact with the object. Information on the composition of vitreous materials will also be collected using spectroscopic techniques and combined with the OCT results, thus giving an overall view of the objects in 3D. In the proposed project, you will research into an effective method of extracting and combining the structural, chemical and optical properties from the OCT and various spectroscopy data for studying manufacturing techniques and degradation processes in vitreous museum artefacts. The project will then focus on different case studies at the British Museum.

The British Museum has a collection of some 230 Limoges painted enamels. These are known to suffer from localised deterioration and this is often limited to specific colours, particularly blue, mulberry and purple. As the deterioration of Limoges enamels is poorly understood, there are currently no effective treatments for Limoges enamels. OCT investigation in 3D subsurface microstructure will allow a better understanding of the deterioration processes, which is a key step towards devising remedial conservation treatments. Another case study will involve determining the manufacturing techniques of ancient Egyptian faience. The British Museum has a large collection of ancient Egyptian Faience spanning the period from the second millennium BC to the fourth century AD. The examination of the microstructure using OCT will be used to distinguish between different manufacturing techniques.

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Preventive Conservation Intern: Endeavour

March 22, 2017


Royal Museums Greenwich, United States

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : Greenwich/Kidbrooke, London

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This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Do you have a keen interest in cultural heritage and a desire to learn, develop new skills and play an active role in the preservation and care of our collection? With three historic museum locations and the Cutty Sark set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can look forward to a genuinely inspiring place to work and discover your potential.

This will be a varied role encompassing all aspects of preventive conservation and assisting with the delivery of four new permanent galleries where an additional 1000 objects from our collection will be displayed.

It is a work-based learning opportunity where you will be trained, supervised and mentored by a senior specialist. To enable an inclusive recruitment process the application will assume no prior work or academic experience of conservation, or the museum sector, but focus on the ability to demonstrate those key skills given in the job description.

Application deadline:
20 April 2017

Joint Paper Conservation Internship

February 27, 2017


Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators, United States

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : Corning NY

The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass and West Lake Conservators are excited to offer two positions for joint internships in the field of paper and photograph conservation.

The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, which covers subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with our collection of stained glass cartoons, design drawings, photographs, and works of art on paper.

West Lake Conservators is a multi-specialty private practice located in Skaneateles, NY. Founded in 1975, West Lake Conservators abides by the American Institute of Conservation’s Code of Ethics, guidelines, and professional standards; and offers the highest quality conservation treatment to private clients and organizations.

The internship project involves humidifying, flattening, surface cleaning, and housing large scale stained glass cartoons and photographs from the Whitefriars collection; other potential projects include condition reporting, collections assessments, and re-housing various collections of the Rakow Library.

The preferred candidates are motivated problem solvers with proven manual dexterity and the ability to follow a previously established treatment plan. Applicants should have experience treating artworks on paper. The interns should have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials and oversized artworks. Digital photography skills are an asset.

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Monuments Conservation Technician Internship

November 4, 2016


Central Park Conservancy, United States

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : New York, NY

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Central Park Conservancy (CPC) with a grant from The Charles Evans Hughes Memorial Foundation is offering five full-time summer internship positions in outdoor sculpture conservation. CPC is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance and preservation of Central Park
Monuments conservation technicians (MCT) will be involved in the annual program of examination, documentation, preservation and conservation of the bronze and stone sculpture in Central Park in New York City and select special projects.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be active graduate students or recent masters-level graduates in historic preservation, objects conservation or equivalent.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the US before applying and for the duration of this placement.

Applicants must possess a current United States issued driver’s license or equivalent. They must be physically able to lift 50 lbs and to wear a respirator for up to 5 hours per day.

The summer conservation program will begin on Monday, June 5th and concludes on Friday, August 11th, 2017. Pay is $14 dollars per hour. Interested applicants should respond (preferably via email) with a cover letter and C.V. or resume no later than March 31st, 2017 to:

Matthew C. Reiley
Associate Director of Conservation
Central Park Conservancy
14 E. 60th Street, 8th floor
New York, NY 10022
Cell: 347-236-9461
Fax: 212-535 0448

Application deadline:
31 March 2017


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