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Subject: Fellowship at Tate, London

Fellowship at Tate, London

From: Tom Learner <tom.learner>
Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Leverhulme Fellowship
Tate, London

Tate houses the United Kingdom's national collection of Modern
international and British art. The Gallery is offering a new
Fellowship in the Science Section of its Conservation Department
funded by the Leverhulme Trust, to run for three years with a
preferred starting date of October 2002. The Fellow will assist a
senior conservation scientist in establishing a long-term project to
evaluate cleaning methods for modern and contemporary paintings.

It is anticipated that the Fellow will carry out an overall survey
of current cleaning practices for modern paintings and conduct
detailed scientific examinations of how these treatments may affect
the chemical, physical or optical properties of paint layers. This
will include developing the department's analytical instrumentation,
in particular PyGCMS, GCMS and FTIR, to enable more detailed paint
analysis and to assist with specific questions relating to the
cleaning study. A certain amount of analysis from works in Tate's
Modern collection will also be expected.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in chemistry or a physical
science and at least three years experience with the analysis of
organic and polymeric materials and/or conservation-related research
projects (a PhD is preferred). Knowledge of modern painting
materials would be advantageous. The starting salary will be between
UKP19,077 and UKP21,547 dependent on experience with a UKP2,000 p.a.
travel allowance and pension contributions provided.

Further information and a job description can be obtained from our
Conservation Administrator. Those who would like to be considered
for this placement will be required to forward a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, copies of any publications and 2 letters of
recommendation, by September 1st 2002 to:

    Carole Towers
    Conservation Administrator
    Tate, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG
    United Kingdom
    +44 20 7887 8630
    Fax: +44 20 7887 8059
    carole.towers [at] tate__org__uk

The aim of Tate is to increase public awareness, understanding and
appreciation of British art from the sixteenth century to the
present day and of modern and contemporary art from around the
world. To this end, Tate presents a stimulating programme of
exhibitions, displays and other activities in its four galleries:
Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St. Ives, and by
participating in extensive national and international loan
programmes. Through its conservation department, Tate aims to
preserve this collection for posterity and has a responsibility to
ensure that the public can access its works of art.

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