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Conservator for Costume and Textiles (FT-term),Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL

The Chicago History Museum seeks qualified applicants for an Assistant Conservator for Textiles and Costumes. This is a full-time position for approximately 18 months with an emphasis on conserving and preparing materials for exhibition. The temporary Assistant Conservator will be responsible for the conservation and preservation of textiles and costumes for exhibition, photography, loan, and storage with a primary focus on examination, treatment, documentation, and preparation of materials primarily for the fall 2024 costume exhibition.

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2023


Julie Dawson ACR IIC has been announced as the winner of the 2022 Plowden Medal for Conservation, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the field of archaeological artefact conservation. The award was presented at a reception at the Queen’s Chapel, London on Thursday 26 January.

Textile Conservator (5-year term)

The Avenir Conservation Center of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is actively expanding staffing and resources. The textile conservator will have a unique opportunity to collaborate with conservation and curatorial colleagues to envision and guide development of textile conservation capacity and projects. The conservator will carry out the technical analysis and conservation of the museum's textile and related collections, engage originating communities in decision making, and will support the development and operations of the Avenir Conservation Center.

Application deadline: 
12 Mar 2023


CALL FOR TRANSLATORS - GERMAN & MANDARIN: Reviewing generically translated conservation content and amending tone, style and grammar where needed.

We are looking for conservators (multiple candidates) fluent in both English and German/Mandarin to review content (around 4,000 words) while cross referencing the original English content to ensure the tone and turns of phrase are correct for each language.

The content will be ready for review from the 13th February 2023 and will need to be completed within 1 week. (This date may be pushed back by one week).

Workshop: Modern Resins for Varnishing and Retouching

Workshop: Modern Resins for Varnishing and Retouching

UPDATE: Due to popular demand they organised a second workshop on the following dates: 29/30/31 of May!

Workshop: Modern Resins for Varnishing and Retouching

by Jill Whitten, Robert Proctor & René de la Rie
24-25-26 May 2023
SRAL Studios, Avenue Ceramique 224, 6221KX Maastricht

There will be 20 places available for emerging professionals and mid-career conservators.
Language: English


PROGRAMME: 09.00 to 17.00 each day

MUTEC – International Trade Fair for Museum and Exhibition Technology

MUTEC – International Trade Fair for Museum and Exhibition Technology

Never before have there been so many possibilities for museums and exhibition centres to present their exhibits in appealing and striking ways. Advances in technology also benefit archives, depots and libraries by providing safe and efficient ways to secure and manage collections. MUTEC offers an overview of modern products, solutions and services for cultural enterprises of all kinds.

Block-lifting Archaeological Artifacts

March 1 - 3, 2023
Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Instructors: Dr. Nancy Odegaard, Gina Watkinson


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