Conservator: Furniture Conservator X2 And A Paintings Conservator
1 Paintings Conservator, 14 month full time contract
2 Furniture Conservators, 12 month full time contracts
The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance, home to 2.3m objects spanning 5,000 years of human ingenuity from around the world. Founded in 1851 to raise the standard of British design and make works of art available to all, today the V&A’s purpose is to champion creative industry, inspire the next generation, and spark everyone’s imagination.
The Museum is now preparing for a major collections move from its current storage facility at Blythe House to a new Collections and Research Centre, which will enable greatly increased public access to our internationally significant collections, providing facilities for visitors and researchers.
We are now recruiting a paintings conservator and two furniture conservators to help ensure that our world famous collections of paintings and furniture are ready to move. The post holders will undertake essential conservation work to stabilise paintings and furniture respectively in advance of packing and the move. The majority of the work will take place in conservation studios at Blythe House, Olympia, working alongside other colleagues working on the decant project.
The V&A’s paintings collection includes very important holdings of nineteenth-century British oil paintings and a wide range of European and Asian paintings. The V&A’s furniture collection is unrivalled for breadth and quality, spanning over six centuries of British and international furniture production – from Japanese lacquer and furniture from the 1851 Great Exhibition, to innovative contemporary design. The Conservation Department has a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its practical work, for innovative ideas, for the teaching of conservation practice and for pioneering the scientific and ethical approach to conservation. The successful applicant will be expected to uphold this reputation.
You will have completed a recognised conservation training programme and have at least 3 years post qualification practical experience.
Please state in the Personal Statement section for which role you are applying for.
Applicants invited for interview will be asked to submit an electronic portfolio in advance.
- 8 Giugno 2018 00:00
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