SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Assistant/Associate Conservator, Paintings should have knowledge of unconventional materials and art works as well as expertise in modern and contemporary paintings conservation. The Assistant or Associate Conservator, Paintings should demonstrate a firm grasp of theoretical principles in contemporary conservation, as well as some experience interviewing and working with living artists. Knowledge of analytical techniques, such as XRF and FTIR for identifying materials is desirable as is a spirit of innovation, curiosity and collaboration.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Contribute to this virtual conference, hosted by a partnership including ICCROM, IIC and the British Council
*Extended deadline to 2 January 2022*
Climate.Culture.Peace is a unique initiative looking to explore the interconnections between climate change, culture and heritage, peace and conflict, and disaster resilience. IIC is delighted to be a partner in this ambitious international collaboration. Our Executive Director Sarah Stannage is also on the Scientific Committee.
After the successful Emerging Conservator Zoom Talks earlier this year, IIC is organising a follow-up series of Zoom Talks focused on the pursuit of PhDs in conservation.
The series will aim at informing potential candidates of the steps required before, during and after the PhD process, as well as practical tips. This series will begin with the following session:
Writing a Project Proposal
Reviewed by Kimberly Frost
By Christopher Lawrence
By Georgios Boudalis
Since 2010 I have been working on a book about endbands used in codices bound according to various bookbinding traditions of the eastern Mediterranean. As this work now approaches completion, I thought it might be interesting to present the problems I faced and some thoughts on how to overcome the ever present issue of terminology—an issue valid for the myriad natural and human-made things that surround us.
The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree, ten years' experience as a conservator specializing in works on paper, a record of successful treatments and professional publications, and proven ability as a manager. The Senior Conservator will recommend treatments, assess potential acquisitions, and propose research and collaborative projects and will contribute to researching, developing, and overseeing innovative methodologies for long-term preservation of art in support of the Getty's leadership role among museums and cultural institutions.
By Asti Sherring
The art museum is in a moment of transition.
I found this reflection typed in bold font on 1st December 2019 in my iPhone notes application, months after the idea had first seeded in my mind. I can only assume that this thought came to me in haste (evidenced by the variety of incorrect characters present in the note) while I was going about my daily work. Clearly, I must have felt that this statement was significant at the time, enough so for me to stop what I was doing and type my future self a reminder.
We look forward to working with IIC members and colleagues across the world to make this a decade of significant positive change.
We were delighted to exhibit in the Green Zone at COP26 Glasgow (10 -11 November 2021), representing IIC, conservators and cultural heritage professionals globally at this major international UN climate conference.