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Assistant/Associate Conservator, Paintings

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.

Application deadline: 
1 Feb 2022

Climate.Culture.Peace – Call for Contributions

climate culture peace logo

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.

24 Jan 2022 to 28 Jan 2022
2 Jan 2022

IIC Zoom Talks - Practical Tips on Pursuing a PhD

Zoom Talk - PhD Project Proposal

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

8 Dec 2021

Of endbands and bees: or of the troubles and limits of terminology in bookbinding descriptions

A drawing showing the anatomy of an Apis mellifera worker bee. From The ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture, by A.I. Root and E.R. Root. The A.I. Root Company: Medina, Ohio (1910) p. 54. (Image in public domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Senior Conservator of Paper

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.

Application deadline: 
2 Dec 2021

Digital Disruption and Divergent Conservation: Opportunities and challenges relating to the development of time-based art conservation in Australasia

Code on Canvas, Untitled (Children’s immersive experience with Grayson Perry), 2015, projection mapping installation, National Centre for Creative Learning, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Image by Jeremy Shaw, courtesy of the artist.

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.

IIC Report from the Green Zone at COP26 - plus a global update

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.


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