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Nov 26, 2014
Project Conservator of American Furniture and Woodwork The Philadelphia Museum of Art is offering a 3 year position in conservation of American furniture and woodwork dating from 1650-1840, beginning early January 2015. A 2-3 years extension is possible after the initial 3 years.  The Project Conservator will work under the supervision of the Senior Conservator […]
Nov 21, 2014
The kind of crowd-sourced installation art that is created by protesters or mourners (think World Trade Center) presents major preservation problems as there is no agency or arts council to plan and oversee its future care. Joyce Lau recently reported in The New York Times (November 16, 2014, “Art Spawned by Protest; Now to Make […]
Nov 20, 2014
According to David W. Dunlap, writing in The New York Times on November 6, 2014 (“The First Step In Restoring Rare Murals: Finding Them”), the conservators who went searching for two painted over murals in the Goldwater Memorial Hospital complex on Roosevelt Island and then removed them before the building was torn down, worked in […]