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The 30th Anniversary of the Latvian Society of Restorers

The conference  participants at the Rundale Palace.  Photo by  M. Gaujenietis

By Indra Tuņa and Anna Kozorovicka

Founded in 1989, The Latvian Society of Restorers (LRB) is the association of restorers and conservation related specialists who are professionally involved in preserving cultural heritage in Latvia. The LRB has nearly 200 members. The majority are certified conservators in different areas of conservation who work in museums, libraries, archives and private companies and also includes architects, art collection managers and construction industry specialists.

Associate Conservator (Paper)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks an Associate Conservator for Photographs and Works of Art on Paper responsible for the care and study of the Museum’s large holdings of photographs, prints, drawings, screens and scrolls, and manuscripts. Located in Los Angeles, California, LACMA is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of these collections.

Application deadline: 
30 Apr 2020

Resources for learning and professional development

We know many of you will be experiencing impacts on your day to day work at the moment. Here's a reminder of resources to help you learn, develop and enjoy as an IIC member.

Social Media Tips to Promote Art Conservation Series: Using Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories compilation (left to right): Example of a student hosting a lab tour walk-through. Example of a quiz feature with question (2nd image) and answer (3rd image) revealed in a second post. Example post showing large text emphasized by a bright background. Example showing where Story highlights appear in the titled circles above the main feed posts.  Images courtesy of Melissa King and Marie Descrochers.

By Marie Descrochers, Melissa King, and Magdalena Solano

This is the second installment in our series of articles on the use of social media to highlight conservation. Social media is a great way to connect to the work of our colleagues and enrich our own conservation community, but perhaps more importantly, it allows us to share the technical work we do with the public. The tips and tricks for this installment will focus on the use of the Instagram Stories feature.

Head of Inorganic Conservation

The Head of Inorganic Conservation is a key role within the Collection Care department at the British Museum.

As part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team this role will lead, develop, manage and set standards for a specialist team of Inorganic conservators, (ceramics, glass, metals, stone, wall-paintings, mosaics and the facsimile service) whilst making a major contribution to the Management and planning of the Conservation Team.

Application deadline: 
30 Mar 2020

Assistant/Associate Objects Conservator

The Museum of Modern Art is currently accepting applications for an assistant objects conservator or an associate objects conservator in the David Booth Conservation Department.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively on a wide-range of modern and contemporary works across all curatorial departments and participate in all departmental activities, including examination, documentation, treatment, and research of collection materials, as well as acquisition, exhibition, collection care, loan, and courier responsibilities.

Application deadline: 
29 Mar 2020

Trevor Proudfoot Obituary

Trevor Proudfoot standing in a historic doorway. Image courtesy of Lewis Proudfoot.

By Lewis Proudfoot

Trevor James Proudfoot, who has died of cancer at the age of 65, was a stone mason and influential leader in the world of stone and plaster conservation. As the National Trust’s advisor for the conservation of stone and plaster since 1982, and managing director of his company Cliveden Conservation, Trevor leaves as his lasting legacy the innumerable sculptures, buildings and historic interiors that he has worked on during a career that spanned 45 years.

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