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Jan 18, 2018
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY Departmental Program Summary The Conservation Department at the American Philosophical Society is responsible for the preventive care as well as conservation treatment for items found in its diverse special collections library. This growing collection currently includes over 13 million manuscript leaves, 275,000 volumes and bound periodicals, thousands of prints and maps, and […]
Jan 16, 2018
THE BRITISH LIBRARY Position: Intern, Conservation of Exhibitions and Loans Full time: 36 hours per week Fixed Term: 9 months Salary: GBP10.20 per hour (London Living Wage) The British Library is pleased to offer a 9 month internship in Conservation. The internship is available to conservators who have graduated in the last 2 years, have […]
Jan 15, 2018
I’m delighted and excited to introduce Untold Stories, a project aimed at pursuing an art conservation profession that represents and preserves a fuller spectrum of human cultural heritage. With generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Untold Stories’ mission is “to expand the existing ethical framework for art conservation by engaging new voices and […]
Jan 05, 2018
Isobel Rutherford pre-program conservation internship Application deadline: March 2, 2018 The Cleveland Museum of Art is offering a summer internship opportunity for a pre-program student to work with the Objects Conservation department. Projects will reflect the Museum’s upcoming programming in exhibitions, loans and acquisitions, including preparation and maintenance of the Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Mirrors” exhibition. […]
Dec 22, 2017
The Conservation Department of the British Library is pleased to announce that they will be offering a Preventive Conservation Voluntary Placement for three months starting in spring 2018. The placement is aimed at people working within the cultural heritage sector outside the UK with responsibility for collection care with limited opportunity to do work-based training […]
Dec 22, 2017
The Mariners’ Museum is looking for a conservator who will undertake the direct treatment and preventive conservation care of works on paper within the collection of The Mariners’ Museum and Park with a primary focus on prints, drawings, watercolors, and documents. This individual will work closely with conservation staff and other museum personnel to conserve these objects and […]
Dec 21, 2017
Department: Conservation Reports to: Chief Conservator General Responsibilities: The Assistant Objects Conservator undertakes research, condition assessments, environmental monitoring, and treatments related to the care and preservation of three-dimensional objects in the care of the Menil Collection. All work must be performed in accordance with the American Institute for Conservation’s Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Practice. […]

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