By Francesco Caruso, Sara Mantellato, Noëlle L.W. Streeton, and Tine Frøysaker
By Ellen Pearlstein and Bianca Martinez Garcia
The pilot program of The Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation, completing its third year in 2019, confirms that underrepresentation in conservation is the result of both a lack of familiarity with the field among many whose skills and interests could qualify them and the lengthy and expensive process of earning a place in graduate programs.
A two-day symposium in collaboration with IIC Special Interest Community in Authenticity and Ethics. Deadline for proposals 7th February 2020.
How does a curator create a museum exhibition? What does a day in the life of a working artist look like? How do science and technology help conserve art? How do issues of diversity and representation affect artists and professionals in the field?
In July, twelve students and seven faculty members from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country addressed these questions and more in an inaugural partnership between the Princeton University Art Museum and the HBCU Alliance of Museums and Art Galleries, held on the Princeton campus.
In the field of conservation-restoration of works of art and care of cultural heritage, the publication of peer-reviewed and scientific papers can be an influencing factor in deciding which candidate to select for internships, exchanges, work placements, for positions in the private sector as well as at prestigious public institutions like scientific research centres, museums, galleries, universities or for disposing research grants.
CAC-ACCR's ad hoc Advocacy Committee is developing a new initiative to address the way in which conservators care for Indigenous belongings held in public and private collections in Canada.
Conservators around the world are participating in Ask a Conservator Day, which will take place on November 4th, 2019. This is a significant day: on November 4th, 1966, the Arno river flooded Florence, damaging priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, incredible efforts were made—and are still being undertaken—to conserve the items impacted by the flood.
Here at "News in Conservation" we are now calling for students and recent graduates to share their latest internships and fellowships with us. Inspire our readers with your favorite projects, lessons learned, and of course, images of your cultural heritage adventures from around the globe this past year.
Send stories and pictures to NiC Editor Sharra Grow at firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Gallery seeks to recruit a highly motivated individual to join the team delivering the One Gallery Accommodation Hub project who will have specific responsibility for ensuring the safety of the collection (paintings and archival material) at the National Gallery for the duration of this major building project in the heart of the Gallery. The jobholder will assist with monitoring shock and vibration, dust levels and any other environmental factors posing a risk to the collection.
Graduate Internships at the Getty support full-time positions for students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. The Getty Conservation Institute offers 12 month residencies in Buildings and Sites, Collections, Science, and the GCI’s Conservation Collection. Graduate internships at the Getty are open to applicants of all nationalities who are either currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying, or who have recently completed a relevant graduate degree.