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Book Conservator

Oxford Conservation Consortium (OCC) seeks to recruit a book conaervator to work on the special collections of its members. OCC is a small but busy conservation studio providing collection care to its 16 members, all colleges of the University of Oxford with library and archive collections of national importance. The postholder will assist with the assessment of the preservation and conservation needs of OCC members, and the implementation of work programmes, including carrying out conservation treatments on a wide range of book/archive objects.

Application deadline: 
25 May 2017

Conservation Scientist for the position of a Senior Lecturer

The Institute of Conservation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria, is looking for Conservation Scientist for the position of a Senior Lecturer to begin at 2 October 2017.
Hours of work – full-time (40 hours per week), permanent contract.

Application deadline: 
6 Jun 2017

Training Course on Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region 2017: Preservation and Restoration of Wooden Structures

In the Asia and the Pacific region there are various forms of cultural heritage, including wooden structures, which are of great value from a global point of view. In order to safeguard this important cultural heritage for future generations, it is necessary for heritage professionals to carry out proper investigation, analysis and preservation.

29 Aug 2017 to 28 Sep 2017
Deadline: 
9 Jun 2017

Ligatus Summer School 2017

Ligatus are pleased to announce the that registration for their Summer School is now open.

It will be held on 25-29 September and 2-6 October in Norwich, UK hosted by the Cathedral Library.

Week 1: Identifying and Recording Bookbinding Structures of the Eastern Mediterranean
Tutors: Dr Athanasios Velios and Dr Georgios Boudalis

Week 2: European Bookbinding, 1450-1830
Tutor: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad

25 Sep 2017 to 6 Oct 2017

EMERGING CONSERVATOR OPPORTUNITY: CONSERVATION AMBASSADOR

Emerging conservator opportunity for newly qualified conservator (within five years of graduation) to work on heritage project in Antarctica.

The Antarctic Heritage Trust (New Zealand) is offering a unique and exciting professional development opportunity for a conservator to travel to Antarctica to participate in our project to conserve the expedition bases of Scott, Shackleton, and Hillary.

Application deadline: 
28 May 2017

Senior Manager: Paintings, Frames and Textile Conservation

This is an exciting time to join the Royal Museums Greenwich. We are moving into new purpose built conservation studios in August 2017 which opens up a whole range of opportunities and we are looking for a Senior Manager to manage the paintings, frames and textile conservation studios. Part of the role is develop public engagement activities at our new facility.

Reporting to: Head of Conservation & Preservation

Responsible for:
Painting Conservation Studio
Frame Conservation Studio
Textile Conservation Studio

Application deadline: 
22 May 2017

NZCCM Conference 2017 – Beyond the Bench: Connecting with Our Heritage

Call for Abstracts

Tours and a workshop to be held on Friday 20th October.

The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pū Manaaki Kahurangi will be holding our annual conference later this year. The theme ‘Beyond the Bench: Connecting with Our Heritage’, aims to explore the ways in which conservation connects with taonga, communities, and the wider heritage sector.

18 Oct 2017 to 20 Oct 2017
Deadline: 
28 Jul 2017

Sistine Chapel digital mapping to aid future preservation

© Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons

ROME – Thanks to modern technological advances in digital photography techniques, a five-year project to digitise the entire Sistine Chapel has begun and it will form the basis for any future restorations of the monument. The highly detailed images will in fact immortalise the Chapel and all its masterpieces in their current state, thus informing on any changes in its state of preservation in the future.
The last time all Sistine frescoes were photographed was between 1980 and 1994, during a landmark restoration project to clean the paintings for the first time in centuries.

Conservation of second Khufu's boat begins in Cairo

The Khufu Boat Museum at the Giza pyramid complex. © kairoinfo4u (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

CAIRO: A significant fragment believed to be from a ship built for King Khufu has been unearthed from a site near the Great Pyramid at Giza. The plank is made of cedar wood and measures 26 metres (85 feet); it is believed to be part of a second boat discovered at this site in 1954, together with another boat, now housed in The Khufu Boat Museum, a small modern facility resting alongside the Great Pyramid. The two boat were first located by archaeologist Kamal El-Mallakh with Zaki Nour, who found the pits during routing cleaning of the southern side of the Great pyramid.

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