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Nov 16, 2017
ATLANTA ART CONSERVATION CENTER (AACC) The Atlanta Art Conservation Center, a non-profit regional laboratory serving over 12 member museums in the south, invites applications from qualified conservators for the full-time position of Objects Conservator. Duties include the examination, treatment, and documentation of a wide range of three-dimensional materials; collections assessments and conservation planning; consultation and […]
Nov 15, 2017
The Art Gallery of Ontario Application deadline: November 27, 2017 The Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto, Canada) is pleased to offer up to three internships for the summer of 2018 in paper conservation, painting conservation, and an internship split between Sculpture/ Decorative Art and Contemporary Art. The AGO is committed to recruiting a diverse and collaborative […]
Nov 14, 2017
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES Work group: Preservation Reports to: Marie A. Quinlan Director of Preservation Northwestern University Libraries seek a skilled, creative, and collaborative Chief Conservator to lead a comprehensive conservation program for all library collections, including general circulating materials and non-circulating rare books, manuscripts, and archival documents in many formats. Under the supervision of the […]
Nov 07, 2017
Two internships in archaeological conservation are available at the Institute for Aegean Prehistory Study Center for East Crete (INSTAP SCEC) during the summer of 2018. These internships are available for 6-8 weeks between May 1st and July 30th. The INSTAP SCEC conservation lab is responsible for material excavated by several American and Greek teams, including those working at […]
Nov 07, 2017
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian Six-Month Pre-Graduate Program Conservation Internship This internship is for individuals interested in entering conservation graduate program specializing in Native American ethnographic and archaeological objects:  organic and inorganic materials.  Undergraduate degree in art, history, anthropology, or other field related to Native American ethnographic and archaeological material and a […]
Nov 04, 2017
The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities to work on conservation and conservation research projects with conservators of art and historic works. These internships are intended mainly for the summer of 2018, but consideration will be given to projects at other times during the year. Preference will be given to applicants interested […]
Nov 04, 2017
The Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering short-term opportunities for undergraduates to work on research projects with staff members of its technical studies and research group.  MCI is the center for specialized technical collections research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums, collections, and research centers.  MCI combines state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide […]

Additional Resources

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Equity and Inclusion StatementPDF193.16 KB04 May, 2017 Download
Core ValuesPDF27.90 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Definitions of Conservation TerminologyPDF329.47 KB15 Oct, 2015 Download
Defining the Conservator: Essential CompetenciesPDF177.54 KB08 Apr, 2013 Download
Requisite Competencies for Conservation Technicians and Collection Care SpecialistsPDF1.31 MB08 Apr, 2013 Download