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Lead Cleaning

July 3, 2015


National Center for Metallurgical Research (CENIM-CSIC), Spain

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We are a research group from the CENIM-CSIC and we are carrying out a study about the methods of cleaning and protection of historical lead. As part of this study, we want to know the methods more applied by professionals and their personal experience about them.

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Grants to Conserve 20TH Century Architecture


Getty Foundation

United States

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The Getty Foundation today announced a second series of grants for exemplary 20th century buildings as part of its Keeping It Modern initiative. The latest grants for fourteen projects in eight countries extend the program’s reach to new regions ranging from Brazil to India. Each project is a model that reinforces the initiative’s focus on the conservation of modern architecture around the world.

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030


United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), ,

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The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 was adopted by UN Member States on 18 March 2015 at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The Sendai Framework is the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda, with seven targets and four priorities for action.

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2nd ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy & Cultural Management


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The ENCATC Research Award on Cultural Policy and Cultural Management was launched in 2014 by the European network on cultural management and cultural policy education, ENCATC, to reward the best recently published PhD thesis presented by a young researcher.

This prestigious recognition aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy and cultural management with an emphasis on its applied implications. The ENCATC Award also has the ambition to contribute to the process of creating a network of scholars who are competent in doing comparative research projects in cultural policy and cultural management.

The ENCATC Award is granted to a recently published PhD thesis exploring, through comparative and cross-cultural research, issues at stake and taking a step from evaluative (descriptive) to comparative applied research. In addition, the ENCATC Award is rewarded to a PhD thesis that can inform policymaking and benefit practitioners active in the broad field of culture.

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Conservation and Documentation Manager


Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Bristol, England

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Full time, permanent

BG12: UKP32,778 – UKP35,661
Ref: 25529

Bristol is a vibrant European city with a lively cultural offer. Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives (BMGA) is central to Bristol City Council’s Culture Team and at the heart of Bristol’s history, identity and global recognition. BMGA is a ‘Major Partner Museum’ (MPM) receiving funding from Arts Council England (currently assured until April 2018) in addition to its core funding from its governing body, Bristol City Council.

In a new post, the teams of conservators (5 posts) and documentation officers (4 posts) have been brought together under one manager responsible for these facets of collection management. This Conservation and Documentation Manager reports to the Head of
Collections and Archives, one of three deputy heads within the Culture team.

The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced museum professional with a specialist background in either museum conservation or documentation, or ideally both. They will demonstrate good personnel management skills and an understanding of the collection management issues facing museums today. BMGA utilises the EMu museum documentation system for its museum collections and CALM for the archive collections. Conservation disciplines represented are: oil paintings, works on paper, museum
objects and preventive conservation. Further developing collection management in all these areas is a priority.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the knowledge, aptitude and experience detailed in the Employee Specification.

Application deadline
19 July 2015

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Conservation and Collection Care internship


Judd Foundation, United States

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : Marfa TX

The Judd Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to maintain and preserve the artist Donald Judd’s (1928-1994) permanently installed living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York, and Marfa, Texas. The Marfa office is looking for a conservation and collection care intern for approximately 4
months depending on availability beginning in August 2015.

The intern will work under supervision of the conservator to examine artworks, furniture and works on paper, create photographic documentation, write condition reports, treatment proposals, and enter data into the Filemaker Pro database. The intern will assist with packing, art handling and housing of works on paper. The intern will also participate in the daily activities of the Foundation including maintenance and care of the collection,
implementation of preventive measures and assist the permanent staff when required.

The candidate should have background in conservation, collection care or have work experience from collections or museums.
Organizational and research skills, thoroughness, ability to work independently and problem-solving capabilities are some qualities required for this internship.

Judd Foundation provides housing and a stipend of $100 per week.
Candidates should send letter of interest, resume and 2
recommendations or contacts for recommendations
Mette Carlsen
Judd Foundation
PO Box 218
Marfa Tx, 79843, US
mcarlsen<-a t->juddfoundation< . >org

Application deadline:
14 July 2015

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Conservation technician


ConservArt, Inc., United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Boca Raton, FL

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We are taking applications for a new team member to join, work and learn in our conservation studio in sunny Florida


The successful applicant must be a self-motivator and possess the following attributes:

Appreciation, familiarity, experience and ability to handle fine art and art objects

Familiarity and skills with all aspects of conservation framing

Familiarity with studio procedures and treatment techniques, including relevant chemistry and physics

Must be able to express concepts articulately in writing and verbally in English

Must be comfortable with computers

Ability to interface with clients professionally and tactfully

Must have legal status to work in the United States

Send your resume and expected salary range to:

George Schwartz
Principal, Chief Conservator
ConservArt, Inc.
Mobile/Text: 561-206-4406
george<-a t->conservart< . >com

Please write “Application” in the Subject line

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Textile Conservator


May Berkouwer Textile Conservation, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Sudbury, Suffolk

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Short term contract

We are looking for a qualified textile conservator to join our small but busy private Studio in Suffolk. The Studio undertakes a diverse range of projects working for local, regional and national, public and private clients. We treat a wide variety of textiles including furnishings, tapestries, embroideries, banners and rugs. We also
occasionally work on site, carry out condition surveys, provide advice on preventive conservation and offer occasional placements for students and interns.
This post offers the opportunity to work within a small team, under supervision of an Accredited Conservator, where you will be encouraged to grow in your role and make your contribution to the Studio, its services and its small team.

This is a initial 3-month post starting in mid-September 2015 with potential for extension for the right person. Terms and conditions of work are negotiable; salary will depend on experience and skills bearing in mind the salary scales recommended by the Institute of Conservation.

Please send your CV and an introductory letter to
info<-a t->mbtexcon< . >co< . >uk

Interviews end of July 2015.

Application deadline
13 July 2015

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Trainee Conservation Technician


University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Leeds, England

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University Grade 4 (UKP18,031 – UKP20,781 p.a.)
This is a fixed-term post available for two years, provided as part of the University Library’s Treasures of the Brotherton project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Facilitated by the project funds, you will be supported by the Library’s professional staff to achieve a conservation-related heritage qualification, such as ICON’s Conservation Technician qualification (currently under revision) or other suitable qualification, within the term of employment. Working under the direction of the Conservation Officer, you will support a wide range
of collections care activities. Following established conservation standards and procedures, you will perform routine hands-on conservation in a production setting. You will also assist with exhibitions and loans, environmental and pest monitoring and emergency preparedness and response. You will have superior manual
dexterity, good vision for colour and detail and be able to handle sharp tools to perform delicate tasks. The ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and maintain accuracy and attention to detail are also essential. Additionally, you will be able to
prioritise and manage multiple tasks in an often reactive
environment. Confidence with IT and excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required as well as the capacity to work both independently and co-operatively as a member of a small team.
NB: The nature of conservation work necessitates working with materials that may be dusty or mouldy, in low temperature or low light environments, and lifting and handling of materials.
Protective equipment and training will be provided.

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Assistant/Associate Conservator (Part-time)


Metropolitan Museum of Art, United States

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the world’s finest museums, seeks a part-time (three to four days per week) Assistant/Associate Conservator in the Paper Conservation Department. This position undertakes a wide range of conservation procedures on Western historic, modern and contemporary drawings, prints; miniatures on vellum, paper and ivory; manuscript illuminations on vellum, Islamic
and Indian paintings, paintings on palm leaf (individual leaves and bound albums), wallpaper and other materials that are under the jurisdiction of the Paper Conservation Department. Conservation procedures include treatment, examination, evaluating new acquisitions, condition checking of works entering and leaving the Museum, surveying of works in the collection, analysis and
identification of materials and structure, by chemical and
instrumental means, to determine condition, authenticity, and proposals for treatment and housing. In addition, all works conserved are photographed and electronically documented, discussed with supervisor prior to treatment and initiate and assist with approved research supporting technical art history, conservation treatment, and preservation. Ancillary conservation procedures
include but are not limited to laboratory management tasks
undertaken with other members of the department, such as
organization and maintenance of conservation supplies, equipment and chemicals according to established safety procedures, preparing chemical solutions, consolidants and adhesives for treatment, obtaining product information, testing materials for treatment, and preparation of materials for laboratory workshops.
This part-time position is scheduled to end on December 31, 2015.

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