Research Assistant, Assistant Conservator (Applied Arts)

Research Assistant, Assistant Conservator (Applied Arts) Part-Time
9 months/3 days per week
£25,728 - £29,799 /pro-rata

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a million objects in its care. It is also one of the eight museums that comprise the University of Cambridge Museums consortium (UCM).

Application deadline: 
12 Dec 2017

Time-Based Media Contract

The Smithsonian American Art Museum are looking for a time-based media conservation specialist to create baseline documentation of the museum's time-based media collections. This will be a fixed-price, 12 month contract, not to exceed 2000 hours. The likely period of performance will begin January 1, 2018 and end February 1, 2019. Required services will be performed on location in Washington, DC at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, its offices, and its storage facilities.

Application deadline: 
11 Dec 2017

Conservation Scientist

Parks Canada is seeking a PC-02 Conservation Scientist to perform analysis on the chemical and physical properties of historic and artistic objects, natural history specimens, and related materials using analytical instrumentation such as gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, Raman spectroscopy, and scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive spectrometry.

The competition is now posted on It is an on-line application process.
Closing date: December 5, 2017

Application deadline: 
5 Dec 2017

Conservators - Site et Musée Romains d'Avenches

Site and Roman Museum of Avenches (Switzerland, Vaud) is currently looking for conservators positions:

Conservators in architecture with good experience in restoring roman outdoor ruins.

It means:

Conservation-restoration of roman ruins
Treatment against biocolonisation
Lime-based hydraulic mortars
Grout injection methods
Lightweight mortars
Mortar development
Masonry work
Cartography (GIS)

Application deadline: 
28 Feb 2018

Lecture: In Situ Studies of Tidelines on Paper

The Library of Congress presents the following lecture: In Situ Studies of Tidelines on Paper

Monday, December 4, 2017
1:30 - 2:30 pm EST
Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building Pickford Theater, Third Floor Room 302
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540

4 Dec 2017

6th Forbes symposium: Research on early Chinese lacquer Buddhas

The Sixth Forbes Symposium on Scientific Research in the Field of Asian Art will be held at the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, in the Meyer Auditorium on March 25th and 26th, 2018. The theme for the symposium will be: Research on early Chinese lacquer Buddhas.

The program for the symposium is below. For those interested in attending the symposium, there will be no fee but registration is necessary. Space is limited. Pre-conference registration is available until March 18th 2018 at:

25 Mar 2018 to 26 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018

Junior Curator of prints and drawings

The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The collection comprises 1.1 million objects (and objets d’art) relating to the Netherlands, dating from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. In 2013, the fully renovated Rijksmuseum opened its doors to the public. More than two million visitors per year flock to the museum to enjoy its stunning architecture, amazing interior design, wonderful exhibitions, lively events, and many fine amenities for young and old.

Application deadline: 
2 Dec 2017

Metallography and Microstructure. A Summer School Course in Ancient and Historic Metals.

University of Brighton, Hastings Campus, Havelock Street, Hastings, East Sussex. Monday July 2nd-Friday 6th July 2018.

This week-long course is designed to introduce or further develop knowledge of the microstructure of ancient metals and the practical application of metallography. Using prepared samples from the most extensive collection of mounted ancient metals in the world, course participants will learn how to sample, mount, polish, etch and interpret microstructural features.

2 Jul 2018 to 6 Jul 2018

Seminar: Identification of photomechanical prints

Papierrestaurierung Hildegard Homburger, 10555 Berlin, Germany

Hosted by Hildegard Homburger in cooperation with the Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Archiv-, Buch- und Grafikrestauratoren (IADA)

The language of the Seminar will be English.
Maximum participants: 8
Costs: 330 Euro or 285 Euro for IADA-members

Within the total number of photomechanical prints, artistic works represent only a small part.

12 Apr 2018 to 13 Apr 2018


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