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2016 European Heritage Congress

November 27, 2015


fromdu 23 May 2016 toau 27 May 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
Europa Nostra, hispania Nostra,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Madrid, Spain

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The Spanish capital will stage the 2016 European Heritage Congress from 23-27 May. The winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards will be honoured at a special ceremony on 24 May at the historic Zarzuela Theatre. The Congress will place a special focus on ‘Social Participation in Heritage Protection’ with a full-day forum to be held on 25 May at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre.

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ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group Interim Meeting Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

November 26, 2015

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 21 September 2016 toau 24 September 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Amsterdam, Netherlands

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
We are happy to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming PMWG
2016 Interim Meeting to be held at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 21-24
September 2016. The Theme of the meeting is: Uniques and Multiples
Please follow the link above to find all details related to the Call
for Papers and the meeting itself. The deadline for submitting
abstracts is January 15, 2016. The Technical Committee looks
forward to your abstracts and your participation in the meeting.

The email address for questions related to the conference is
icom-cc.pmwg.2016<-a t->rijksmuseum< . >nl

Key dates to remember:

15 January 2016 Submission deadline for abstracts for
talks and posters

1 March 2016 Notification of speakers and authors

15 March 2016 Announcement of programme, Registration

21-22 September 2016 Workshops and tours

23-24 September 2016 Interim meeting

Submission of abstracts deadline: 15 January 2016

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Conservation scientist – Head of the analytical laboratory


Swiss Institute for Art Research, Switzerland

Job location: Zurich

More info: URL

Permanent position (80%)

The role of the Head of the analytical laboratory is to undertake material analyses on paintings, polychrome sculptures and contemporary objects in support of conservation and authentication work and within the framework of research projects. He/She plays an important role in identifying research areas. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent training, preferably in chemistry, with solid prior experience in conservation science (focussing on paintings).

Application deadline
14 December 2015

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Assistant Conservator – Works on Paper


Asian Art Museum, United States

Job location: San Francisco

More info: URL

Under general supervision by Head of Conservation, the Assistant Conservator, Works on Paper will assist the conservation staff in the conservation duties related to the examination, preservation, conservation treatment, exhibition, and storage of the Asian Art Museum’s collection as well as art objects on loan. The works of art on paper and silk include, but are not limited to, East Asian screens and scrolls, South and Southeast Asian paintings, prints, drawings, albums, books, photographs, and contemporary artworks from over 40 countries in Asia. The incumbent prepares a variety of reports to document conservation activities; performs research;
publishes articles and gives oral presentations related to conservation needs of the museum.

The nature of this highly skilled work requires manual dexterity, intense concentration, and aesthetic sensibility in addition to excellent organizational skills. The incumbent must have the ability to prioritize work, coordinate and consult with exhibition team members, and sequence projects in order to meet agreed upon

Examples of Duties:

Under the direction of the Head of Conservation, the Conservator:

Writes condition reports on new acquisitions, art installed in
in-house exhibitions, outgoing loans, and traveling exhibitions;
conducts surveys of art works in storage and on exhibit to
determine stability as needed; insures that completed
documentation complies with the American Institute for
Conservation Code of Ethics

Determines the materials of fabrication and assesses the
stability of the art object; prepares treatment proposals;
performs conservation treatments including consolidating,
cleaning, and repairing; writes treatment reports and provides
photographic documentation

Conducts scientific tests when applicable that aid in the
authentication and treatment of art; arranges consultancy
resources for additional scientific analysis or treatment as

Prepares works of art for exhibition; consults with curators,
designers, preparation staff, and external contractors (i.e.
framers) to insure that art is appropriately matted, framed, and
otherwise prepared for exhibition; assists in designing
installation methods in consultation with mountmakers and
exhibition designers for the proper display, storage, and
treatment of works of art on paper and silk

Improves storage and installation methods; investigates and
researches materials used in contact with works of art on paper
and silk such as packing materials, display mounts and storage
cases; recommends environmental control conditions for storage
and display; advises the building engineers on the physical
requirements of the collection; monitors environmental
conditions to ensure appropriate conditions are maintained

Assists with purchasing and maintaining supplies for treatment
and display

Advises on conservation issues related to preventative
conservation, including but not limited to storage fixtures,
conservation studio designs and equipment, and gallery
installation methods.

Advises non-conservation staff on the preservation of the
collections; acts as resource person concerning works of art on
paper and silk to the museum, collectors, and the public

Publishes articles describing conservation research and
techniques; prepares written and oral presentations for general
public, connoisseurs, museum staff, and other conservators

May be assigned to act as agent for the museum by couriering
works of art, including: traveling with the art; unpacking at
destination; writing condition reports and performing emergency
treatments as necessary and as approved; repacking and condition
reporting at the close of the exhibition

Minimum Qualifications

Masters Degree in Art Conservation specializing in Paper
Conservation from a recognized college or university

Verifiable minimum 3 years of conservation experience with the
techniques, materials and equipment used in the conservation of
Asian works on paper and silk, prints and drawings, in museum

Knowledge of the technology and materials of Asian works on
paper and silk, prints and drawings, and of the chemical and
physical processes of their deterioration

Knowledge of the procedures relating to the examination and the
preventative and corrective treatment of Asian works on paper
and silk, prints and drawings.

Knowledge of the environmental requirements and of controls for
handling, storage, exhibition, and travel of Asian works on
paper and silk, prints and drawings

Ability to write technical reports in an understandable, clear,
and concise manner, utilizing appropriate punctuation and

Ability to provide sound advice and recommendations regarding
the design of facilities to ensure the proper display, storage
and treatment of Asian works on paper and silk, prints and

Ability to make clear oral presentations to the general public
as well as to technical specialists

Ability to maintain ongoing effective working relationships with
museum staff, colleagues in the field, and the public;
demonstrate good judgment, flexibility and resourcefulness

Ability to use various computer software including Microsoft
Office, Photoshop, Lightroom, and The Museum System

Compensation: $25.27- $30.35 per hour with benefits package

Please note: This position is represented by SEIU 1021.

The Asian Art Museum is one of the largest museums in the Western world devoted exclusively to Asian art and culture. Home to more than 16,000 works of art from over 40 Asian countries, we strive to be a catalyst for discovery, dialogue, and inspiration. With Asia as our lens and art as our cornerstone, we spark connections across cultures and through time, igniting curiosity, conversation, and creativity.

The Asian Art Museum embraces diversity in its mission, programs, and staff.

Application deadline
15 January 2016

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Book Conservator


New York Society Library, United States

Job location: New York

More info: URL

The New York Society Library seeks qualified candidates for the permanent full or part-time position of Book Conservator. The Book Conservator will participate in all activities carried out by the lab including but not limited to item-level conservation treatment of materials held in both the Rare Book and circulating collections of the library; collection-level preservation projects and library exhibition setup responsibilities including but not limited to book cradle construction, signage and installation.

The Book Conservator can expect to work closely with colleagues in the library, including curatorial, reference, cataloging and public services staff, while carrying out lab activities. Although bench work will be a primary focus of this position, the Book Conservator should be prepared to spend some time also promoting the lab by way of conducting tours and arranging workshops for library members that are geared towards both adults and children.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Book Conservator will:

Perform a range of conservation treatments of circulating
library materials, rare books, archives and other library

Prepare photographic and written documentation of treatments
where required

Participate in disaster planning, recovery and environmental

Participate in the administrative duties of the lab including,
but not limited to, ordering supplies, managing the budget,
keeping statistics and participating in department head meetings
as necessary

Conduct tours, demonstrate techniques and treatments to visitors
and NYSL staff

Keep abreast of recent developments in the field and represent
the library through attendance at conferences and participation
in professional organizations

Perform other duties as required


Demonstrated working knowledge of current conservation theory
and practice, as well as the history of books, bookbinding and

Knowledge of a wide range of conservation treatments and
experience working with a variety of binding materials

Demonstrated ability to recognize the causes of damage to
library materials and select and perform appropriate treatments

Demonstrated ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze
and solve problems, to be flexible and work well collaboratively
and collegially in a small, but dynamic organizational setting,
as well as independently

Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish
priorities and achieve goals

Demonstrated technology skills, including a familiarity with
digital equipment and software

Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

Physical ability to undertake collection care duties such as
moving books and materials weighing up to 40 pounds, operating
lab machinery and working in sometimes dusty and moldy

Experience and Education

Graduate degree in conservation with a specialization in books
and/or library and archival materials; an MLS degree from an
ALA-accredited library program with advanced training in
conservation or an equivalent combination of experience,
education and training

At least five years post-internship bench experience required,
preferably in a research/membership library or similar

To Apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Please include “Book Conservator Application” in subject line.

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Internships (2 positions)


Aegean Prehistory Study Centre for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC), Greece

Location of Internship: Crete

Plus d’infos : URL

Two internships in archaeological conservation are available at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Centre for East Crete (INSTAP-SCEC) during the summer of 2016. These internships are available for 6-8 weeks between June 1, 2016 and July 31, 2016.

The conservation lab is responsible for material excavated by several American and Greek teams, including those working at Mochlos, Azoria, and Gournia. Interns participate fully in the work of the lab, which includes lifting fragile artifacts on site, examining and treating priority finds, and dialogue with material specialists. The 2016 internships will focus primarily on the treatment of archaeological ceramics. The lively INSTAP-SCEC offers interns the chance to meet students and experts in a variety of fields from many different universities. It also hosts a summer lecture series, has an excellent library and is a good base for
exploring the archaeology of Crete.

Applicants must be recent graduates of, or currently enrolled in, a conservation degree program.

They should also be able to communicate and carry out conservation documentation in English.

To apply please email a letter of interest, a CV and two letters of recommendation to kathyh<-a t->otenet< . >gr

Date limite de dépôt des candidatures :
31 January 2015

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Andrew W. Mellon “Cultures of Conservation” Fellowships


Bard Graduate Center, United States

Location of fellowship: New York

More info: URL

Description :
It is a great pleasure for me to announce that the Bard Graduate Center is currently accepting applications for the third round of Andrew W. Mellon “Cultures of Conservation” Post-Graduate Fellowships, to be held at the BGC during the 2016-2017 academic year. The selected fellows will work on projects at two partner institutions–the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Anthropology division of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)–and will teach and organize events as part of Cultures of Conservation at the BGC.

Application deadline:
15 December 2015

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Fellowship in Paper and Book Conservation


University of Michigan Library, United States

Location of fellowship: Michigan

More info: URL

Description :
The Department of Preservation and Conservation at the University of Michigan Library is now accepting proposals for the Cathleen A. Baker Fellowship in Paper and Book Conservation.

Established by a gift from conservator, teacher, and paper historian Cathleen A. Baker, the Baker Fellowship provides financial support for conservators at various levels in their careers to enable them to spend time working on a research, practical, or internship project at the University of Michigan Library’s Conservation Lab. While projects focused on conservation of paper-based collections are typical, proposals on related non-paper materials, such as papyrus or parchment/vellum, will also be considered.

Applicants propose a project, the length of time they wish to spend at the U-M Library Conservation Lab (2 – 12 months), and a budget. Proposals for 2016-2017 may request up to $10,000 for the project.

This fellowship is limited to United States citizens or residents with U.S. work permits only.

Application deadline:
31 January 2016

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Paintings and Polychrome Sculpture Conservator

November 25, 2015


Parks Canada, Canada

Job location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

More info: URL

Do you want to explore new challenges in your career, discover your full potential and help strengthen a world-class organization? Then become part of the Team at Parks Canada, an internationally renowned agency dedicated to protecting Canada’s natural, historical and cultural treasures and presenting them for the world to appreciate and enjoy.
We are seeking a Paintings and Polychrome Scultpure Conservator to work under the supervision of the Senior Conservator in our National laboratory, located in Ottawa, Ontario. Applicants must have a Masters Degree in Conservation of Paintings from a recognised institution, and significant experience (5 years in the past 7 years) in conserving a wide range of paintings, painted objects and surfaces, and polychrome sculpture. Preference may be given to those with experience in the conservation of mural paintings.
You application must be received through the website or submitting your application directly to no later than November 30, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.
All the details pertaining to Salary, Language of Position, and evaluation criteria can be found at the following link:

Application deadline
November 30th, 2015

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Library of Congress: resources in Spanish

November 24, 2015


Library of Congress, United States

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Siempre que posible, la Biblioteca del Congreso ha incluído informaciones en español sobre preservación. Dado que el contenido abajo representa una parte pequeña de lo que hay en inglés, agradecemos sus comentarios y esperamos seguir agregando informaciones útiles.

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