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The Arnamagnæan Institute
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Saturday, 8 August, 2020

One-year conservation position at the Arnamagnæan Institute, Copenhagen

The Arnamagnæan Institute, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics at the University of Copenhagen is looking to recruit a full-time conservator, starting as soon as possible or on the 1st of October 2020.

The Arnamagnæan Institute conducts research in the areas of philology, manuscript studies, textual scholarship and linguistics, with special focus on the older Scandinavian languages: West Norse (Icelandic, Norwegian and Faroese) and East Norse (Danish and Swedish). The Arnamagnæan Institute houses several collections of primary sources, the most important of which is the Arnamagnæan Manuscript Collection, now divided between Iceland and Denmark. The Collection was inscribed on UNESCO’s Memory of the World register in 2009.

It is the principal task of the Institute’s members of staff to preserve the Collection for posterity in keeping with the Institute’s preservation policy. The Conservation Workshop undertakes preservation and conservation of manuscripts and documents from the middle ages and early modern period.

The Institute’s Preservation section consists of a photographer and two conservators, who work closely with Collection’s Curator and other philologists attached to the collection, as well as visiting researchers from around the world.


Your application should include a cover letter, your current CV and any relevant diplomas and certificates which should be sent no later than the 8th of August 2020. Interviews will be held the following week.

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