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Subject: Position at National Trust

Position at National Trust

From: Nigel Seeley <nigel>
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1996
Adviser on the Conservation of Organic Materials
The National Trust

The National Trust owns 207 historic houses in England, Wales and
Northern Ireland, and its collections comprise some four million
historic objects and works of art of all periods and types. The
Trust wishes to appoint an Adviser on the Conservation of Organic
Materials, who will join the small group of senior Advisers who are
collectively responsible for the preservation of the Trust's
collections, each of the Advisers having a remit for a particular
category of object or material.

The Adviser will take overall responsibility for the conservation of
all artifacts of organic origin, with the exception of textiles and
paintings for which there are already separate Advisers on the
Trust's staff.  The principal categories of object for which the
Adviser will be responsible will include books, ethnographic
material, furniture, woodwork, leather, natural history specimens,
and works of art on paper.  The Adviser will offer guidance on
remedial and preventive conservation, the selection of methods and
materials, conservation priorities, and the choice of external
conservators to undertake work.  The Adviser will be based at the
Trust's head office in London, but will make frequent visits to
those of its historic properties with collections, and to
conservators' studios.

Applicants should be conservators or conservation scientists with
either a good knowledge of the scientific approach to the
conservation of organic materials as a whole, or considerable
experience of the conservation of one of the relevant categories of
material. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in a
relevant science subject.  A proven interest in historic house
collections or preventive conservation would be an advantage.

Starting salary will be on a scale commencing at 25,460 including
inner London weighting, to be reviewed in April.  The closing date
for applications will be 29th February.

For further particulars and application form please write to:

    Mrs. Sandra Parker
    Senior Personnel Officer
    The National Trust
    36, Queen Anne's Gate
    London, SW1H 9AS
    +44 171 447 6608
    Fax: +44 171 447 6616

Dr. Nigel Seeley
The National Trust
36, Queen Anne's Gate
London, SW1H 9AS
+44 171 447 6521
Fax: +44 171 447 6540

                  Conservation DistList Instance 9:58
                 Distributed: Sunday, February 4, 1996
                        Message Id: cdl-9-58-020
Received on Wednesday, 31 January, 1996

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