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Positions at Tate

From: Laura Day <laura.day>
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
PhD researchers in Conservation Science
Starting salary: UKP20,000 pa

Tate's Conservation Department is responsible for the technical
investigation, conservation and restoration of the Collection.
Conservation Science has created two 3 year PhD research
opportunities in conjunction with Nottingham Trent University and
the University of Southampton AHRC Research Centre for Textile
Conservation and Textile Studies.

As well as registering for a PhD at the relevant university and you
will gain valuable research experience and first-hand knowledge of
museum practice by working alongside Tate staff.

Lightfastness studies (Nottingham Trent University): ref 6007/TC

    You will be part of a team developing a framing system to
    protect light-sensitive works of art during display.  You will
    have the opportunity to specify and construct a micro
    lightfastness tester to an existing design, developing and
    applying it with the museum context, and assist with protocols
    for risk assessments for the display of light-sensitive works on
    paper.

    You will need a good first degree in a physical science,
    research ability, as well as report writing and IT skills. You
    will also need to demonstrate knowledge of, or interest in, some
    of the following: optics, colour measurement, accelerated ageing
    studies, historic or modern pigments, technical art history.

Anoxic framing (University of Southampton): ref 6008/TC

    You will be part of a team researching the degradation of
    cellulose-based works of art, and the development of improved
    framing and display methods for works on paper.  You will have
    the opportunity to carry out paper chemistry studies on the
    effects of anoxia on cellulose, and assist conservation
    scientists in improving the display of light-sensitive works on
    paper.

    You will need a good first degree in a physical science,
    mechanical engineering or chemical engineering, research ability
    as well as report writing and IT skills.  In addition you will
    need practical and experimental skills, or experience of
    constructing devices.  You will also need to demonstrate
    knowledge of, or interest in, some of the following: cellulose
    chemistry, paper technology, paper science, conservation of
    paper.

For more details and information on how to apply, please see
<URL:http://www.tate.org.uk> or email jobs [at] tate__org__uk quoting the
appropriate reference.

Closing date: 4 May 2006.

Tate is working towards equal opportunities

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