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Conservation Specialist

August 22, 2016


Henry Ford Museum, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Dearborn MI

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Part-time position

The Henry Ford is seeking a reliable individual to assist the paper conservator in the treatment of 2-D artifacts, with a background in conservation, studio work, art, bookbinding, matting and framing. Good manual dexterity, color perception, and detail-oriented to handle diverse duties such as treatment of paper artifacts under the
supervision of the conservator, writing associated reports, day to day maintenance of lab, equipment, and supplies. Must be organized and be able to take direction and follow through and work well with diverse staff. Photography and good writing skills desirable. Some
knowledge of chemistry and lab practices are preferred.

Summary of purpose: The specialist will be responsible for the movement, examination, documentation, treatment and general preparation of collection artifacts for the general treatments, digitization and exhibition projects Participates in assigned activities that identify, locate, conserve and move artifacts for loans, exhibition, storage upgrades, photography or scanning.
Documents all activities via e-mail and/or the museum’s collections management system. Under the direction of the Supervising Conservator coordinates work with the conservation, collection management, exhibits and digitization staff and others to ensure timely completion of assigned tasks. The specialist will work as a member of or in cooperation with a variety of teams to accomplish
the institutions mission and goals.

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Director of Conservation Services


Artex Conservation Laboratory, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Washington, DC

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Artex Conservation Laboratory, based in the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area, is seeking a full-time Director of Conservation with a specialty in paintings. The essential functions of this position are directing the operations of the conservation laboratory and managing the activities of the staff conservators, interns and
contractors in providing conservation care, treatment and advice for clients.

The Artex Conservation Laboratory is housed in a spacious, modern studio space in the Washington, DC area. ARTEX provides museum standard environmental controls, security system, and fire protection, in addition to excellent storage capabilities, professional art handling, and an art crating workshop on site. The Conservation staff consists of 4 full time painting conservators, 4 part time objects conservator, and a conservation technician/administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Client Account and Project Management:

Lead and/or coordinate examination, documentation, conservation and restoration procedures on behalf of ARTEX Fine Art Services

Oversee the department’s strict adherence to accepted professional standards, inclusive of the AIC Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice, in all aspects of examination, documentation, treatment, and client care

Establish operational budgets and ensure accurate reporting on all project costs

Ensure client requirements are met in a responsive and
efficient manner while maintaining the highest standards of
client service

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Associate Paintings Conservator


Page Conservation, Inc., United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Washington DC

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Page Conservation located in downtown Washington, DC, seeks applicants for a full-time position as Associate Paintings Conservator.

The firm examines and treats easel paintings and murals for
government, private and institution collections. Some travel required for mural projects.

Qualifications: MA or MS in Conservation preferred. Must be organized and function well independently and within a team.

Salary commensurate with experience

Please send cover letter and resume to

Deborah Page

Media Collection and Preservation Librarian


Jones Media Center in the Dartmouth College Library, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Hanover, NH

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The Dartmouth College Library seeks an innovative, service-focused professional to join a team of highly collaborative, supportive, and service-oriented librarians, administrators, and technical staff in the Jones Media Center. The selected individual will be responsible for managing traditional and emerging media collections that support the teaching and learning priorities of the College and will work in concert with the Digital Preservation Librarian to explore, adapt,
and implement policies and strategies to support the conservation and preservation of Library media collections. Working in an active public-service location, this position also shares with other JMC
staff the responsibilities for circulation of loaner AV equipment and media, and training and assistance with equipment and facilities
within the Jones Media Center.


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, or Post-Baccalaureate certification in library science or information technology, or the equivalent in education and experience

Demonstrated knowledge and experience in media preservation practices and audiovisual/multimedia hardware and software

Strong organizational skills and the ability to set and modify work priorities independently with a high degree of initiative

Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in and to lead teams or small groups

Willing to work some evening and weekend hours, as needed

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Director of Conservation


The Strong, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Rochester, NY

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The Strong seeks an experienced and energetic professional to direct the conservation of The Strong’s varied collections including a comprehensive array of toys, board games, dollhouse miniatures, and arcade games and to supervise four staff members.

The successful candidate must have superior oral and written communication skills, experience in and enthusiasm for working collaboratively in a team-based environment, capacity for strategic thinking and planning, and ability both to delegate and to lead by example.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Examines and treats museum collections, as needed, with strict adherence to AIC’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Maintains thorough and accurate records of conservation
examinations, treatment data, and documentary photographs.
Tasks include performing treatments to stabilize collection objects through cleaning, repair, and restoration; supervising the Doll Conservator, Arcade Game Conservation Engineer, and Conservation Technicians in their projects; and maintaining an inventory of appropriate supplies and tools for treatments
Directs the overall operation of the conservation function and acts as an active internal advocate for ways in which conservation can contribute to the overall mission of the institution

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Assistant Conservator – Objects Conservation Laboratory


Los Angeles County Museum of Art – Conservation Center, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Los Angeles CA

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art invites applications from qualified objects conservators for a full time position in the Conservation Center. The assistant conservator works collaboratively with the entire conservation staff in all aspects of the care and preservation of the museum’s encyclopedic collection of
artwork dating from antiquity to the present.

Candidates will be considered who have graduated from a recognized conservation training program, with a specialization in objects conservation, or who have similar training or experience. Further postgraduate work and/or several years employment in conservation is
strongly suggested. The candidate should possess a demonstrated ability to treat a wide variety of three-dimensional objects, and communicate effectively and work well with other museum personnel.

The salary range is competitive and includes benefits. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae, including a list of three professional references to: Mark Gilberg
lacma<.>org>, Director, Conservation Center

Only email submissions will be accepted. Position will remain open until filled.

Mark Gilberg MS, PhD
Suzanne D. Booth and David G. Booth
Conservation Center Director
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90036
Mobile: 602-757-1161

Textile Conservator (3 positions)


Textile Conservation Studio, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Norfolk

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3 positions

Permanent position (1 position)
2-year contracts (2 positions)

Salary for the role is between UKP24,264 and UKP26,264 per annum.

The National Trust is Europe’s leading conservation charity and its textile collections, located in over 300 historic houses open to the public in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are of outstanding importance. Textile conservation also offers great opportunities to engage the public through interpretation of our work at our properties. Come and join our dedicated and enthusiastic team.

What it’s like to work here: As the National Trust’s first in-house conservation treatment facility, the Textile Conservation Studio was founded in 1976 at Blickling Hall in Norfolk. Since 2002, the Textile Conservation Studio has been based in a specially converted, award-winning building on the Blickling estate. As well as ensuring that the Trust’s own significant textile collection is properly maintained, we also run the Studio as an enterprise–making our
expertise available to external organisations and private clients.

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Conservator, Time-based Media


Tate, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : Southwark, London

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Reference: TG1457

Band: 3L
Salary: UKP30,000 per annum

12 Months Fixed-term, full-time

Reporting to: Conservation Manager, Time-based Media

We are seeking a time based media conservator to work within our Time Based Media Conservation team supporting a dynamic programme, of loans, acquisitions and collection care. The successful candidate will work on supporting the acquisition of new works in to the collection as well as managing loans out. This role will require the understanding of individual artworks, their production
techniques and technical requirements, as well as of risks for preservation. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to the development of strategies, procedures and workflows for the preservation of the works in the Collection.

You will either hold a recognised qualification in Time Based Media Conservation or have equivalent relevant experience. You will need to be able to work independently on the preparation, conservation and installation of time based media artworks. You will also need to communicate effectively and provide specialist advice to a range
of stakeholders. It is also desirable to understand the emerging themes and challenges within the discipline of time based media conservation.

It is essential to work flexibly across the various programme areas and to have analytical and problem-solving skills, organisational, time-management and planning skills. Good end-user IT skills are required, along with specialist design programmes such as experience
of using Vector Works or CAD.

This appointment is offered on a fixed-term contract of 12 months.

How to apply: Our opportunities are open for you to apply online.
For all opportunities we ask candidates to complete an online application form for the vacancy they are interested in. If you need an application form in an
alternative format please call us on +44 20 7887 4997

Application deadline
04 September 2016

4-6 month Internship in Painting / Mural Conservation


Olin Conservation, Inc, United States

Olin Conservation, Inc. is looking to fill an immediate position to assist with the treatment on various wall and ceiling murals in Washington DC. Each presents nteresting and exciting challenges with respect to sample study, stabilization, cleaning and logistical organization. Projects will require safety awareness and work from
scaffold. The period term is mid August through December 2016.
There is the possibility of additional terms, on additional
projects, after December 2016.

We are seeking a candidate who is interested in mural conservation experience, comfortable with site work and has good hand skills.
The applicant must be able to legally work in the U.S.

Applicants may send a letter of interest and requirements to David L. Olin icloud<.>com>, along with a resume and references

Olin Conservation, Inc.

Metal 2016 to Feature A Must-See Panel Discussion on Outdoor Public Art


fromdu 29 September 2016 toau 29 September 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
ICOM-CC Metals Working Group and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, India,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : New Delhi, India

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Description :
Metal 2016 to Feature A Must-See Panel Discussion on Outdoor Public Art

The organizers and program chair of Metal 2016 are pleased to announce a panel discussion titled Conservation Of Outdoor Public Art: Ethics And Decision Making. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the engaging discussion, which will consider issues arising from the controversial treatment of a monumental outdoor sculpture in Mexico City that generated important questions central to the preservation of cultural heritage of all materials.

Moderated by Shelley Smith, Conservator of Sculpture and Objects, Ph.D Candidate University of Delaware, this session will feature panelists who will discuss themes including the ethical implications of treatment, decision making, what is public art, who decides on its treatment, and who should undertake the treatment? Issues of funding and how much politics influences funding, the management of public art and who is responsible, and the artists voice in the dialogue.

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