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Feb 20, 2018
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI)—located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, and the Getty Villa in Malibu, California—is one of the operating programs of the J. Paul Getty Trust, working internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The GCI serves the conservation community […]
Feb 15, 2018
The Harry Ransom Center – The University of Texas at Austin seeks skilled, collaborative candidates for the position of Photograph Conservator. The Ransom Center is an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin. Its holdings include 42 million manuscripts, one million books, five million photographs, and over 100,000 […]
Feb 15, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin: The Harry Ransom Center’s Preservation and Conservation Division, The University of Texas at Austin, announces an opening for the Bollinger Conservation Fellowship in paper conservation. This fellowship is a temporary one– year, full-time position with a possible three-month extension. As an integral member of the Ransom Center’s preservation and conservation staff, […]
Feb 13, 2018
The UCLA/Getty Conservation Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) seeks candidates for a tenure-track faculty position to begin Fall, 2018 or thereafter. The appointment will be split 50:50 between the UCLA/Getty Conservation IDP and an appropriate home department. Appointments would be at the assistant, associate or full professor level and will be located in Los Angeles. Faculty […]
Feb 09, 2018
The Menil Collection is pleased to offer an advanced training fellowship in painting conservation supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The term of the fellowship is one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. The fellowship will provide an opportunity for the conservator to participate in all departmental activities associated […]
Feb 06, 2018
The Cincinnati Art Museum seeks a conservation training program student this summer to assist in preparing our collection of Nabatean works of art for exhibit. Under the supervision of the Associate Objects Conservator the intern will survey, condition and treat archaeological objects from the ancient city of Petra. Cincinnati is located in the scenic Ohio […]
Feb 06, 2018
The University of Virginia Library is pleased to offer the opportunity of a six-week internship for the summer of 2018 in their Preservation Services Department, working with the two Book Conservators on staff.  The purpose of the internship is to perform conservation treatment on a selection of plates from the “Moon Atlas” and also […]

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