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Position at Tate

From: Vicky Barnard <vicky>
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2004
Painting Conservator
Tudor-Stuart Catalogue
Salary: UKP16,800 (four days per week)
13.5 months fixed term contract

Tate is preparing a major collections catalogue of its holdings from
the 16th and 17th centuries. For the first time in such a Tate
catalogue, every entry will include a section on the materials and
techniques used in the painting, a recognition of the significance
of technical information in this period which is short on historical
documentation.  In support of this work Tate is offering a painting
conservator post, funded by the Getty Grant Program.  The post will
run for 13 and a half months on the basis of a four-day week.

The role will involve being responsible for organising and
implementing a rota for about 65 works to be brought into
Conservation, photographed and made ready for examination;
maintaining an electronic record of ongoing work; helping senior
conservators assigned to the project to prepare samples ready for
examination, to carry out infra-red digital reflectography and to
mosaic the results. Training will be supplied for the infra-red work
although experience in this area would be desirable.

Under the supervision of a senior conservator the postholder will
work on the full technical examination of a selection of the works,
including sampling, infra-red imaging and making notes on the
results.  Due to the schedules of researchers the role will also
involve taking on some of the routine gallery duties normally
undertaken by the senior conservators, for example preparing works
for display, and processing new acquisitions, with some limited

You must have a recognised qualification in Painting Conservation or
equivalent training and experience.  In addition to at least 3
years' practical experience, you must have an interest in technical
art history.  You will need strong organisational skills
demonstrated by your success on a previous project or programme of
work and be computer-literate.  Some knowledge of the art of the
period would be an advantage, along with experience of infra-red
digital reflectography and image mosaicking.

For an application pack, please visit <URL:>
or email sally.spenceley [at] tate__org__uk quoting ref. 3152/CR

Closing date: 13 April 2004

Tate is working towards equal opportunities

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