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Humanities Administrator (program officer)

November 27, 2014

Employment

Division of Preservation and Access – National Endowment for the Humanities, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Washington, DC

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Description
The Division of Preservation and Access has an opening for a
Humanities Administrator (program officer) who would work with
potential applicants in the development of proposals, help carry out
the evaluation of applications, and participate fully in
administrative, financial, program policy, and other matters for the
division.

The Selective Placement Factors for this position are as follows:
Experience in a professional position at either a museum, library,
or other cultural heritage organization; or working as a consultant
for at least one year at either a museum, library, or other cultural
heritage organization.

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Paintings Conservation Internship

Internship

Royal Collection Trust, United Kingdom

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : London, England

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Description
Fixed-term (9 months) commencing September 2015

Placement subsistence: UKP14,917.50 per annum (pro rata) plus
training and benefits

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art
collections in the world. It comprises almost all aspects of the
fine and decorative arts, runs to more than a million objects and is
spread among some thirteen royal residences and former residences
across the UK.

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Scholarship at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Fellowship

Metropolitan Museum of Art, United States

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : New York, NY

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Description :
Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Research Scholar in Photograph Conservation is expected to
conduct independent research related to issues of historic and
contemporary processes, preservation, analysis, or treatment of
photographs, and to participate in the collection- and
exhibition-related activities of the Photograph Conservation lab at
The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Application deadline:
05 December 2014

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World Disasters Report 2014 – Focus on Culture and Risk

November 21, 2014

Publication

Contact us Postal address International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, , Geneva, Switzerland

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Description
This year, the World Disasters Report takes on a challenging theme that looks at different aspects of how culture affects disaster risk reduction (DRR) and how disasters and risk influence culture.

The report asks, for example, what should be done when people blame a flood on an angry goddess (River Kosi, India, in 2008) or a volcanic eruption on the mountain god (Mount Merapi). After the tsunami in 2004, many people in Aceh (Indonesia) believed that Allah had punished them for allowing tourism or drilling for oil, and similar beliefs were widespread in the United States regarding Hurricane Katrina, showing God’s displeasure with aspects of the behaviour of the people who live in or visit New Orleans.

Most people who live in places that are exposed to serious hazards are aware of the risks they face, including earthquakes, tropical cyclones, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides and droughts. Yet they still live there because, to earn their living, they need to or have no alternative. Coasts and rivers are good for fishing and farming; valley and volcanic soils are very fertile; drought alternates with good farming or herding. Culture and beliefs, for example, in spirits or gods, or simple fatalism, enable people to live with risks and make sense of their lives in dangerous places. Sometimes, though, unequal power relations are also part of culture, and those who have little influence must inevitably cope with threatening environments.

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Senior Conservator

Employment

Sculpture Conservation Studio, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Los Angeles, CA

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Description
Sculpture Conservation Studio seeks qualified candidates for the
position of Senior Conservator.

This person will be required to examine prospective projects, write
treatment proposals and treatment reports, correspond with clients
as well as conserve sculptures, artifacts, and architecture from
different time periods and in all materials. This person will be
responsible for the studio’s project management, including time
management and organization of the studio’s staff. Emphasis on
metals conservation.

Minimum Requirements:

Five years of demonstrated experience in conservation and the
ability to furnish references that attest to excellent work
performance.

Member in good standing of AIC (Professional Associate or Fellow
level preferred) or other internationally recognized
conservation organization at a professional level.

Degree from an accredited university in field of art
conservation, historic preservation, art history, or other
relevant field.

Please send resumes to: conserveourheritagegmail< . >com

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Paintings or Senior Paintings Conservator

Employment

Williamstown Art Conservation Center, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Williamstown MA

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Description
The Williamstown Art Conservation Center is seeking an experienced
paintings conservator upon the retirement of one of our Senior
Paintings Conservators. This is a full-time position with
occasional travel. Applicants must have an advanced degree in art
conservation with a specialization in paintings conservation or
comparable training. A minimum of ten years post graduate
experience is preferred but all applicants will be considered. The
position calls for treatments on paintings from all periods,
including contemporary works and murals. The position title and
responsibilities will be commensurate with experience. WACC
provides excellent salaries along with outstanding benefits
including medical, dental, 403b contributions, vacations and
professional development.

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Pre-Graduate program Conservation Internship

Internship

National Museum of the American Indian – Smithsonian Institution, United States

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : Suitland MD

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Description
Conservation Internship: 6-months–commencing Fall 2015 offers a
$12,000 stipend and $1,000 for partial health insurance. Individuals
interested in pursuing conservation graduate program specializing in
Native American ethnographic and archaeological objects: organic
and inorganic materials. Undergraduate degree in art, history,
anthropology or fields related to Native American ethnographic and
archaeological material required; organic chemistry highly
recommended; 3.00 GPA or higher required.

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2015. Finalists
will be invited to interview by phone. All applicants will be
notified by April 30, 2015. Application is via the Smithsonian
On-Line Academic Appointment System (SOLAA).

Application deadline:
15 February 2015

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Cultural Heritage in Danger : Illicit excavations and trade

Conference

fromdu 11 December 2014 toau 12 December 2014

Organized by:Organisé par :
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (German Archaeological Institute), Deutscher Verband für Archäologie (German Association for Archeology), Germany

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Berlin, Germany

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Description :
Unauthorized excavations and the traffic in cultural goods have become a serious continuing problem worldwide. The devastation of archeological sites threatens the cultural heritage of many countries. Due to illicit excavations many objects have already been lost to science and society. The trade in looted cultural objects is increasing and has now become the third largest market in illegal goods worldwide. Current legal instruments at national and international level are not sufficient to prevent the illicit traffic in antiquities permanently and systematically. The conference will use selected case studies to emphasize the consequences of illicit excavations to the cultural heritage of the countries affected. It will also discuss the existing legal instruments as well as legal and civil society approaches to solving the problem of illicit excavations.

Registration required via: spk.tagungsbuero@gmail.com

Registration / deadline: 24 November 2014

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