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The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods. With a collection of approximately 300,000 art works and artifacts, the museum has particularly strong holdings in Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting, contemporary art, early 20th century European painting and sculpture, Japanese prints, and photography. The museum’s 2009 addition, the Modern Wing, features the latest in green museum technology and 264,000 square ...
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A couple months have passed since I traveled to Houston, Texas to participate in AIC's 46th Annual Meeting, Material Matters 2018 , which was my first experience at a conference focused solely on conservation. While I am an archivist by training, my role as a National Digital Stewardship Resident for Art Information (NDSR Art Resident) over the past year led me to the field of media conservation. In my residency work, I helped develop solutions for the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) to manage and care for its growing time-based media (TBM) art collection without a conservation department. (More information on my project is available here ). ...
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Historic New England is looking for someone to manage the preservation and maintenance activities at Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House ; Coolidge Point, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial; and Cogswell’s Grant . The preservation manager is responsible for developing and implementing the work plan that includes basic repairs and maintenance, projects and capital improvements, and coordinating within the property care team and with other Historic New England teams as necessary. The preservation manager works closely with site staff on all property related issues affecting the properties and the development staff on fundraising opportunities. Minimum Qualifications: ...
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Dear Colleagues, The online abstract portal is now open for AIC's 2019 meeting. In addition to our usual specialty-group sessions, we have a few special calls for papers. First, our opening session will feature idea-focused, TED-style talks on the theme of "Advance and Inspire." You can find the description here (scroll down a little bit to see it): http://www.conservation-us. org/annual-meeting/aic-annual- meeting/call-for-submissions/ call-for-submissions-overview To inspire you, I've linked two sample TED talks below (one by Will Noel, and one by Debra Hess Norris). Although these do not necessarily address our "Advance and Inspire" theme, they ...
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution GS- 11-12 Position closes August 15, 2018 This position is located in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), Smithsonian Institution.  The employee is responsible for the paintings in the permanent collection monitoring the condition of the works of art; creating and maintaining documentation relating to their condition, installation, and display; and carrying out conservation treatments. Responsibilities Performs technical examinations of works of art to determine their condition, including the kind and extent of deterioration and treatment needed if any. ...
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 15 Knole Conservation Studio,   located in Sevenoaks, Kent, Knole is a unique piece of cultural heritage that sits in a beautiful and well-used deer park just off Sevenoaks High Street. Built as an Archbishop’s palace and transformed into a lavish Jacobean country house by the Sackville family, six centuries of history are contained in one of the largest houses in England. Knole has been in the National Trust’s care since 1946. The Inspired by Knole project began in 2012, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is one of the National Trust’s largest ever conservation projects. The purpose of this project is to protect Knole ...
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Job class title: Archivist supervisor Position number: 60083389 Department: Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources Division/section: Archives & Records / Collections Services/Collections Management Salary range: $48,051.00 – $81,686.00 annually Recruitment range: $48,051 – $58,033 Salary grade / salary grade equivalent: GN13 Competency level: Not applicable Appointment type: Permanent full-time Work location: Wake County Opening date: 07/23/18 Closing date: 08/10/18 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time The State of North Carolina invites applications for the position of: Preservation officer “This is a repost and previous applicants  must ...
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Conservator (Art)  Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Smithsonian Institution GS- 11-12 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/506699400  POSITION CLOSES 8-15-2018 This position is located in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), Smithsonian Institution.  The employee is responsible for the paintings in the permanent collection monitoring the condition of the works of art; creating and maintaining documentation relating to their condition, installation, and display; and carrying out conservation treatments. Responsibilities Performs technical examinations of works of art to determine their condition, including ...
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The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) is pleased to invite applications for the sixth VRAF Internship Award in visual resources and image management. This internship is generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The VRAF Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students and recent graduates preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $3,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts. It also provides $1,000 for professional development, and a one-year complimentary student ...
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“Planning a Life Cycle Analysis Library of Preventive Conservation Methods:” An Introduction to the NEH Tier 1 Research and Development Grant Sarah Nunberg, Objects Conservation Studio Sarah Sutton, LEED-AP, Sustainable Museums   At what cost to our health and to the environment and do we protect, preserve, and exhibit cultural heritage? How can we tell, reliably? “Custodians of cultural heritage use known carcinogens in conservation treatments, curate exhibitions that require long distance transportation of artifacts worldwide, and advise energy intensive environmental management, often with little consideration of potential ...
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The Chester Beatty is pleased to offer a twelve-month internship in conservation. The scheme is co-funded by the Heritage Council and the generous support of the Chester Beatty's Patrons. The internship offers the possibility of professional workplace experience within a prestigious institution.  The successful candidate will gain experience working in the Library's busy Conservation Laboratory. He/She will work under the supervision of the Library's Senior Conservator, Kristine Rose-Beers. Practical projects will be assigned to fit in with the Library's on-going treatment, exhibition and loan programs and include the preparation of manuscripts and single ...
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Conservation Intern (Archives - Prince Albert Project) Household / Department Royal Collection Trust Section / Branch Fine Art and Library Location Windsor Castle Contract/recruitment type Internship Start date: October 2018 End date: July 2019 Starting salary: GBP 17,062.50 per annum pro rata, plus benefits Hours of work: 37.5 per week, over 5 days, Monday to Friday About the role It's developing skills, while conserving a collection enjoyed by millions It's learning and contributing at the same time. And it's caring for one of the world's greatest collections. This is what makes an internship with Royal Collection Trust so different. In terms ...
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GRIMWADE CENTRE (MEDIA) - Job No. 0046149 School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Faculty of Arts The University of Melbourne, Australia Salary: AUD69,148 - AUD93,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation The successful applicant will become part of the academic team within the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts. They will contribute to teaching by delivering conservation teaching programs focusing on the development of media documentation and preservation and supporting the Centre’s work with Indigenous communities, delivered ...
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GRIMWADE CENTRE (TREATMENT) -  Job No.   0046148 School of Historical and Philosophical Studies Faculty of Arts The University of Melbourne, Australia Salary: AUD69,148 - AUD93,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation The successful applicant will become part of the academic team within the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, in the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Arts. They will contribute to teaching by delivering conservation teaching programs focusing, in the first two years, on the treatment-focused subjects delivered as part of the Centre’s Masters by Coursework in Cultural ...
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John Canning & Co. is seeking fine arts conservators and conservation technicians to join our team. Function & Scope:   The conservation technician will perform conservation of fine art murals and artwork for various landmark and historic building interiors. Conservation will take place in-situ or in studio, depending on the scope of work for the mural itself. Responsibilities:   The role may include but is not limited to: Examine artwork using magnification, specular, raking, and ultraviolet light. Document artwork conditions in prose and use established condition report templates. Carry out required treatment for conservation based on ...
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The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University seeks an experienced conservator with a specialty in either painting, paper, or three-dimensional objects to help build a conservation program, and lead conservation planning, programming, and implementation for the museum. The Chief Conservator will be responsible for the care and treatment of the museum's art collections, with advanced knowledge of profession-wide principles and methods used in the preservation, restoration and conservation of art. For the complete description and to apply go to  https://careersearch.stanford.edu/jobs/chief-conservator-3323 Position: Chief Conservator Job ...
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The Toledo Museum of art is pleased to offer a two-year advanced objects conservation fellowship. Working in the conservation department under the supervision of the Head of Conservation, the fellow will be involved in all phases of conservation practice to care for the museums extensive collection of three-dimensional art ranging from ancient to contemporary comprised of stone, metal, ceramics, organics, plastics, glass and painted surfaces. Conservation activities and responsibilities will include condition reporting, environmental monitoring, preventive maintenance, treatment, documentation, and public outreach. The fellow will be expected to expedite workflow ...
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The revised and expanded 2nd edition of the textbook “Paper and Water – A Guide for Conservators”, first published in 2011 by Elsevier-Butterworth-Heinemann in Oxford, is now available. Publisher of the 2nd English edition is Anton Siegl in Munich. For the new edition, the graphics and video clips have been improved; the existing chapters were revised and parts expanded to reflect recent research and developments and to add new bibliographical material. A newly added chapter discusses options for the analytical characterisation of cellulose and paper both with regard to underlying principles and interpretational relevance in consideration of ageing patterns ...
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Call for Posters Metal 2019 September 2-6, 2019 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland The ICOM-CC Metals Working Group and the Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration Neuchâtel are pleased to announce the call for posters for Metal 2019, the 9th Interim Meeting of the Metals Working Group.  The poster session aims to encourage an informal and interactive setting for authors to present their work. Posters are an ideal way to showcase interesting, innovative and current conservation research and practice. Posters may address the meeting themes available at  https://metal2019.org   All aspects of the conservation, study and research of ...
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By: Sarah Nunberg , Objects Conservation Studio and Sarah Sutton , LEED-AP, Sustainable Museums At what cost to our health and to the environment and do we protect, preserve, and exhibit cultural heritage? How can we tell, reliably? “Custodians of cultural heritage use known carcinogens in conservation treatments, curate exhibitions that require long distance transportation of artifacts worldwide, and advise energy intensive environmental management, often with little consideration of potential impacts to the environment and health. Many custodians of cultural heritage believe that the quantities of solvents, amount of air travel, frequency of construction ...
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