fromdu 04/09/2017 toau 13/07/2018
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Institut national du patrimoine (INP), France
Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Paris, Ile-de-France
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Possibilité de suivre une partie de la scolarité des étudiants restaurateurs, en français, en tant qu’étudiant Erasmus ou non, mais également comme professionnel. Accueil sur dossier et dans la limite des places disponibles.
Application deadline: 22/05/2017
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.
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.