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Subject: Fellowship at National Gallery, London

Fellowship at National Gallery, London

From: Joseph Padfield <joseph.padfield>
Date: Friday, March 23, 2007
Mellon Fellow in Digital Presentation of Technical and Conservation

Fixed term appointment: 22 months
Salary: UKP23,319 pa

The National Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of
Western European paintings in the world, has a long tradition of
presenting the results of the technical examination of paintings
made by the members of the Conservation and Scientific Departments
in collaboration with relevant curators. The Mellon Fellow would
work on a pilot project to assemble a digital database of the
technical material from the National Gallery's group of ten
paintings by Raphael. On completion of this first stage, the project
would lead to links to equivalent databases in other museums with
Raphael holdings, and eventually to expansion to include more
artists. This involves the initial gathering and digitisation of
data on Raphael from a wide range of Gallery sources as well as
participation in the database construction. It is intended that
presentation and interpretation of the material is aimed
simultaneously at professional colleagues in the conservation
profession and the wider scholarly community, and, in a more
simplified and interpreted form, at the general gallery visitor who
might consult the material on the Gallery's information delivery

The Mellon Fellow will be supervised by a Senior Restorer in the
Conservation Department and will work closely with members of the
Conservation, Scientific and Curatorial Departments. You will also
collaborate with colleagues the Digital Imaging section of the
Scientific Department in the construction of the web-based database.
On completion of the initial stages of the project they will develop
contacts with other institutions with holdings of Raphael material
with a view to expanding the database by links to other similarly
constructed websites.

We are looking for a well-qualified individual with relevant
post-graduate or post-doctoral experience, ideally in paintings
conservation or in conservation science.

A high level of computer skills are essential and you should be
prepared under instruction to develop a sophisticated understanding
of the construction of image-based databases. You will produce
explanatory text for the database appropriate for the different
levels of interpretation and you will have the ability to
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide
range of individuals who may have varying levels of understanding of
the field. Familiarity with art history and some knowledge of
foreign languages would be a considerable benefit.

Closing date: 10 April 2007

For an application pack please see


or e-mail recuitment2 [at] ng-london__org__uk

Alternatively, please telephone Louise Alexander on +44 20 7747
2504. Please quote job ref. CONS/12.

Joseph Padfield
Conservation Scientist
Scientific Department
The National Gallery,
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
+44 20 7747 2553
Fax: +44 20 7839 3897

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