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Devastating Cape Town fire destroys University Library Archives and Special Collections

Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa - April 25 2021. Volunteers saving historic materials from the Jagger Library archives, which were damaged in the recent wild fires at University of Cape Town.  Gail Euston-Brown /

On the morning of Sunday, 18 April, a wildfire was first spotted on the slopes of Devil’s Peak, the iconic Table Mountain ridge which rises up behind Cape Town in South Africa. Strong winds and high temperatures fanned the blaze which overtook the mountainside for several days while firefighters struggled to gain control over the wildfire with helicopters dumping water overhead and hundreds of ground crew working around the clock.

Books & Paper Conservation Sessional Tutor

The City & Guilds of London Art School is seeking applications for a sessional tutor and specialist in book conservation for its thriving Conservation Department.

We are inviting applications from experienced book conservators to contribute to the delivery of the newly established Books & Paper Conservation BA and MA awards. In 2020, the Art School enlarged the longstanding Conservation Department, doubling its size and adding books & paper conservation to run in parallel with conservation of cultural artefacts made of stone, wood and objects with decorative surfaces. With the support of industry experts from the Tate, National Archives, Fitzwilliam Museum and College of Arms, amongst others, we have created courses that fully explore the depth of both practical and theoretical knowledge and skills necessary for professional practice, and are proud to already be working with leading experts on the delivery of our 1st year of the BA course.

For further information about the role and application details, please visit

Application deadline: 
27 Jun 2021

Property Curator

Our remarkable collections are held across hundreds of properties and places in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They include outstanding internationally important textiles, decorative arts, furniture and paintings and other works of art, as well as highly significant industrial, photographic, archaeological and archival collections.

At a time when people value nature and heritage more than ever, we are looking for a Property Curator to bring the history and significance of our collections and places into even greater focus.

For full role profile and details on how to apply please look at:

Application deadline: 
16 Jun 2021

Internship in Furniture Conservation

The Rijksmuseum is the largest museum of the Netherlands. The collection contains 1.1 million (art) objects from and relating to the Netherlands from the Middle Ages until the 20th century. The museum receives over two million visitors a year with a stunning building, surprising decor, beautiful exhibitions, lively events and many pleasant facilities for young and old.

Application deadline: 
25 Jun 2021


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