Senior Conservator, Paintings

The Huntington is seeking a senior paintings conservator for a full-time position. The incumbent will play a leading role in establishing an art conservation specialty within the existing program, with the goal of creating an integrated conservation unit for all of the Huntington’s library and art collections. Initial duties will include coordinating a comprehensive assessment of the art collections in all media, preparing a detailed report and multi-year preservation plan, and advising on the creation of a new laboratory space for paintings and objects.

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2013

Call for Papers - 39th Annual CAC Conference

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property has announced a call for papers for its 39th Annual Conference to be held on 23-25th May 2013 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The conference aims to explore all aspects of conservation, including theory and treatment, preventive conservation, conservation ethics and the public interpretation of conservation practice. An abstract of between 300 and 500 words, either in French or English, can be submitted for a 20-30 minute presentation or poster.

22 May 2013
11 Jan 2013

Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Painting Conservation - Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering a two-year Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Paintings Conservation, commencing on or around September 1, 2013. Possible extension of the Fellowship for a third year requires commitment to completion of an approved research project of publishable quality. The Fellow will perform examinations, research, and treatments on European and American paintings, produce and maintain technical documentation, and participate in preservation activities within the museum.

31 Aug 2013
1 Mar 2013

Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship In Conservation of Furniture and Woodwork - Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering a Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in the conservation of furniture and woodwork beginning early to mid-September 2013, and may be extended an additional two years. The applicant should be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience. Work will include technical examination, treatment, research, and preservation activities on European, American, and Asian furniture and architectural woodwork in the Museum's collections.

31 Mar 2013
31 Mar 2013

ICCROM Scanning Project / Projet de numérisation de l'ICCROM

The ICCROM Library and Communications Service are very happy to announce the scanning and digitization of past ICCROM and ICCM (International Council of the Conservation of Mosaics) publications. This is a fantastic opportunity to further ICCROM's educational and training mandates, while sowing seeds to stimulate new conservation research.

Authors, collaborators and contributors to these past publications are invited to read this notice carefully.

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Wednesday, 19 December, 2012

CiNC Conservation in the Nineteenth Century - Registration now open

Conservation in the Nineteenth Century
National Museum of Denmark, Ny Vestergade 10, Copenhagen

[The program may be subject to small changes]

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Registration: 15:30-17:00

Monday, 13 May 2013

Registration 8:00-9:00 (mounting of posters)

Opening of Conference

11 May 2013 to 14 May 2013

Asian Lacquer Symposium - 2nd call for papers in English, Japanese & Korean

The Asian Lacquer International Symposium will be held in Buffalo, New York, USA, in May 2013 and is being organized by the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Art Conservation and Design Departments and the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

The conference will be highly multidisciplinary, exploring all aspects of Asian lacquers including the art and craft of working with lacquers, history, conservation, chemistry, and material properties of urushi. The format will be a mix of demonstrations, lectures and poster presentations.

19 May 2013 to 23 May 2013
2 Jan 2013

2012 IIC Advocate Award

The 2012 IIC Advocate Award has been presented to Patrick Boylan, Dinu Bumbaru, George Mackenzie and Marie-Therese Varlamoff at the IIC 2012 Vienna Congress. The presentation of the Award recognised their work in creating and sustaining the Blue Shield initiative. IIC’s Advocate Award, given in recognition of those who use their influence, resources and talents to support the efforts of heritage preservation: see

21 Dec 2012

Museum Workshop: The Art, Science and Craft of the Conservator

From 25 October 2012 to 28 January 2013. Free. Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

Enter the National Museum of Australia's workshop and immerse yourself in the behind-the-scenes world of the conservation team; the people responsible for the physical care of objects in the Museum's collection.

24 Oct 2012 to 28 Jan 2013


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