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A team of National Heritage Responders deployed to Wilmington, NC from September 30th through October 3rd to help those affected by Hurricane Florence. The team, consisting of Susan Duhl, Steve Pine, and David Goist, assessed damage to cultural heritage sites and conducted a workshop on disaster salvage. The sites visited included Latimer House and Gardens operated by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society, Inc., Museum of the Cape Fear, Cameron Art Museum, Thalian Hall, and the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. A four-hour workshop was conducted at the Cameron Art Museum on October 2nd, with seven institutions represented. The workshop covered health and ...
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With the jetlag a distant memory (along with all the Italian chocolates), the lessons learned during the recent IIC Congress in Turin, “Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art”, are starting to come into more of a perspective and, for myself, seem to center around three main ideas: the importance of documenting our work, the importance of continuing to share our work, and the excitement such work brings, from the application of new technologies to the job satisfaction that comes from contributing to the preservation of the world’s cultural heritage.   Documentation One of the questions that came up was what does the digital revolution mean for ...
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According to an article by Nina Siegal in the October 16, 2018 issue of The New York Times ( “Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ to Undergo years of Restoration”   ), when “The Night Watch” undergoes its first conservation treatment in more than forty years, the work—which will take several years-- will be carried out in full view of the public. Those visitors who come again and again to see the progression of the work may gain an understanding of the time frame and nature of a complex conservation treatment. Those who come once will probably walk away thinking that art conservation is the dullest thing on earth. #outreac
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International Archaeology Day (IAD), which is organized through the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), is celebrated every year on the third Saturday of October. This year it falls on October 20 th , today! In recognition of archaeology and in collaboration with the Archaeological Discussion Group (ADG), the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN), and the UCLA/Getty Program for Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, the current UCLA/Getty conservation students share their summer experiences. We hope that this post encourages interest and support in the field of archaeological conservation and illustrates the range of knowledge ...
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Job Title: Adjunct Lecturer - Heritage Conservation (Part-Time) Posting Number: F21636 Job Description: The School of Landscape Architecture and Planning invites applicants for the position of Adjunct Lecturer in the Heritage Conservation program, School of Landscape Architecture and Planning. This position will teach a Materials Conservation course during the Spring 2019 semester. The course meeting time will be determined based on the instructor’s schedule. We are seeking qualified candidates with professional experience in the field, who are able to work with a diverse population of students and colleagues, and individuals ...
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The National Park Service Harpers Ferry Center is offering a paid conservation internship for the 2019 academic year (Jan-May). To be eligible, applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or recently graduated (degree received October 2017 or later). Additional archives internships are also available.  Harpers Ferry Center, Museum Conservation : Assists with object handling, object photography, report writing, database entry, lab maintenance, and basic treatment steps for a variety of NPS artifacts on loan to Harpers Ferry Center (HFC) for conservation treatment. Training will be provided in all areas listed above, but advanced knowledge of ...
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At the 29 th First Annual Ig Noble Prize Award ceremony where "achievements that make people laugh, and then think" are honored, the prize for chemistry went to Paula M.S. Romao, Adilia M. Alarcao, and the late Cesar A.N. Viane for their work on “human saliva as a good cleaning agent for dirty surfaces” which was published in Studies in Conservation Volume 35 (1990). Better late than never for such recognition. Accepting for the authors at the September 13, 2018 ceremony in Cambridge, MA was Francesca Bewer of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums.  Bewer’s brilliant demonstration can be seen below. With this award, ...
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Sustainability Committee guest post by  Estelle De Bruyn . Our century faces two major challenges: diminishing oil reserves signal the end of our society's most common and inexpensive energy source (1), while climate change represents a serious danger for natural (2) and cultural ecosystems (3). As safe-keeper of our heritage in its broadest sense, it is also our duty and of cultural institutions to set an example. Could it be an opportunity to re-examine conservation standards and practices that were introduced in a world where the cost and availability of energy were very different from our own? “Sustainability” is a controversial concept; it is ...
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The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia ( www.chrysler.org ), is offering a fellowship in the conservation of paintings. The Fellowship will focus on the study, examination and treatment of paintings. The successful candidate will gain experience working on a wide range of paintings from ancient to contemporary in the museum's conservation laboratory. They will participate in all departmental activities including documentation, analysis and research on the Chrysler's extensive collection. The conservation fellow will also be involved in planning installations, changing exhibitions, assessments and loans as well as interacting with the public through ...
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The Department of Art Conservation at the University of Delaware invites applications for the position of Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure track; specialization in Photograph, Object, or Preventive Conservation preferred. At least eight years of experience in the conservation profession is desired. A PhD in the conservation of material culture or a related field is also preferred. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research, and service. We are looking for a candidate who has a proven record of high-quality research and scholarship in professional publications including peer-reviewed journals, scholarly ...
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With more than 137,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org . Reporting to the Senior Conservator, the Objects Conservator will oversee the objects ...
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Milner Library seeks applications for a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants must have a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent as well as a second master’s degree, certificate of advanced studies, or a doctorate in library/information science or a subject discipline by date of appointment. The position start date will be July 1, 2019. For a complete description please visit posting number 0711151 at https://www.jobs.ilstu.edu . Posting No.  0711151 Closing date: Open Until Filled Proposed Starting Date: ...
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Conservator, Objects (Regular Full-time) Conservation Center With more than 137,000 objects dating from ancient times to the present, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is the largest art museum in the western United States. A museum of international stature as well as a vital part of Southern California, LACMA shares its vast collections through exhibitions, public programs, and research facilities that attract over 1.5 million visitors annually. LACMA’s eight building complex is located on 20 acres in the heart of Los Angeles, halfway between the ocean and downtown. Learn more about the museum by exploring lacma.org . Reporting ...
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ECPN’s recent webinar “ Lights, Camera, (Preventive) Action! Careers in Preventive Conservation, ” took place on April 26, 2018 and featured Dr. Joelle D. J. Wickens, Jessica Pace and Jamie Gleason. For biographies of each speaker, please see the previous blog post announcing the webinar . The full recording of the webinar is available on AIC’s YouTube Channel. Several questions from viewers could not be addressed during the webinar due to time constraints; however, the panelists have generously answered them here. Q&A Like setting up a treatment lab, what basic equipment, materials, and resources do preventive conservators ...
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The J. Paul Getty Museum seeks an Associate Conservator of Photographs to join the Department of Paper Conservation at the Getty Center. With the Department Conservators and Mountmakers, this position shares responsibility for the care and study of the Museum’s large holding of fine art photographs with an active exhibition, publication, and loan program. Located in Los Angeles, California, the J. Paul Getty Museum is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of works of art. Conservation is an integral part of the core activities of the museum and the broader J. Paul Getty Trust. Duties in this full-time position include treatment, ...
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Thanks to the generous awards from the Brommelle Memorial Fund, the Society of Winterthur Fellows, and the professional development funding from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, I was able to travel to Turin Italy in early September to attend the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) 27 th Biennial Congress —my first international conference. The theme of this congress was, “Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art.” It was an especially timely conference for me in my studies as this past spring I had declared my specialty as Preventive Conservation  at the Winterthur/University ...
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Job Title:  Curator of the Ca’ d’Zan – Job ID # 44022 This is a full-time/12 month, non-tenured Faculty position. Anticipated hiring at the Assistant or Associate Curator level. Location: John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida State University, Sarasota, FL                Responsibilities Serves as Curator of Ca’ d’Zan. Responsible for the preservation and overall upkeep of the historic mansion and Decorative Arts Collection. Oversees and participates in research, registration, inventory, conservation and/or restoration, and design layout and placement of objects associated with/of the Ca’ d’Zan and Decorative Arts Collection of The ...
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General Information for the CONSERVATOR position  at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami, FL Classification:  Exempt  Reports to:  Deputy Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs              Date:  Job description updated September 13, 2018 Summary/Objective:  The Vizcaya Conservator is the primary person responsible for the care, preservation, and conservation of the site’s collections which include furnishings, decorative arts, textiles, paintings, outdoor sculpture, and architectural features and historic finishes both interior and exterior. Supervisory Responsibility:  The Conservator supervises a team of collections care specialists ...
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The Electronic Media Group (EMG) of the  American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC)  is calling for papers on the conservation of time-based media for the AIC annual meeting, May 13-17, 2019 in Uncasville, CT. The extended abstract submission deadline is quickly approaching on September 22. The theme of the meeting is "New Tools, Techniques, and Tactics in Conservation and Collection Care" ( http://www.conservation-us.org/annual-meeting/aic-annual-meeting ). Submissions that address topics falling within the meeting’s theme are encouraged, but other relevant topics of interest to the Electronic Media Group can ...
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I will be bringing several pieces of bookbinding equipment to the swap meet in New York City, including a lying press/plough in tub combination. Also smaller tools and equipment, some printing type, a mat cutter. All items are available before the meet at my studio now. Contact me at paperstar.nelly@gmail.com for photos, prices, itemized list. #Binding ​
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