The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston seeks a full-time Assistant Objects Conservator to fill an 18-month term position primarily focused on the treatment of Japanese Buddhist sculpture during gallery renovations. The project will include significant public outreach and interaction working in view of the public.
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation has launched the Photographic Chemistry for Preservation series on its new online learning platform. New content is now available and previously released material is now free! The series explores key elements of photographic chemistry that are essential to understanding the nature of silver-based analog photographs, their creation, and their deterioration mechanisms. These topics are critical for photograph conservators, but also of interest to photographers, artists, collectors, and other photography enthusiasts.
The Walters Art Museum
Princeton Preservation Group Meeting
Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Topic: Museum Lighting & Preservation Environment Guidelines
Speaker: Paul Himmelstein, Conservator
IIC are saddened to hear of the recent death of IIC Honorary Fellow Robert L Feller. A research scientist by training, Bob Feller was the first National Gallery of Art Fellow at the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh in 1950, where he spent his entire career until his retirement in 1988. His research work focused on the evaluation of artist's paints, papers and varnishes, and led to over 100 publications. His work was critical in bringing about the widespread use of stable polymers such as Acryloid/Paraloid B-72 in conservation along with ISO Blue Wool standards as dosimeters for light exposure.
A full obituary will be carried in the October edition of IIC’s <em>News in Conservation.</em>
Applications now open.
The 2018 Ligatus Summer School is to be hosted by the National Library of Greece in Athens.
The Art Institute of Chicago seeks to fill the position of Assistant/Associate Paper Conservator for a one year project. The Conservator will provide ongoing care to works of art on paper in the museum's collections housed in the Department of Prints & Drawings, the Department of Architecture & Design, the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, and the Asian Art Department. The successful candidate will collaborate in the planning and day-to-day workflow in the paper conservation laboratory.
It's conserving a magnificent history that will be enjoyed by future generations.
It's working with a shared and unique purpose, and it's caring for and presenting one of the world's largest art collections. This is what makes working for Royal Collection Trust so different.
The Royal Collection contains an unparalleled collection of nearly 8,000 paintings and 3,000 miniatures.
NANOmaterials for the RESToration of works of ART conference, 29-30th November 2018, Copenhagen
Venue: The National Museum of Denmark, Ny Vestergade, 1471 Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for Papers
ICOM-CC's Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Working Group (WOAM) exists to: disseminate scientific research in the field of wet organic archaeological materials; to promote the application of new materials and technologies for conservation, investigate new tools for analysis and documentation; present relevant case studies in the conservation of wet organic archaeological materials; identify further areas of research and to facilitate networking for future collaborative activities.