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Subject: Position at Chester Beatty Library

Position at Chester Beatty Library

From: Jessica Baldwin <jbaldwin>
Date: Friday, May 18, 2007
Book conservator for the Turkish Collection
The Chester Beatty Library

The Chester Beatty Library is pleased to offer a one-year contract
in book conservation, focusing on the Library's Turkish Collection.

The Turkish Collection consists of 162 manuscripts, mainly produced
in Turkey and written in Ottoman Turkish or Persian, as well as a
small number in Chagatay Turkish and produced in Western Iran. Many
of these manuscripts are illustrated poetry and history texts, a
large portion are un-illustrated, but beautifully illuminated
religious texts, such as prayer books. The Collection includes
several of the most important illustrated works in existence made
for the Ottoman sultans of the 16th century.

The Qur'an Collection comprises over 260 complete and fragmentary
copies of the Qur'an, making it one of the largest and most
important collections of Qur'ans outside the Middle East. It
includes some of the earliest existing Qur'ans, those of the late
8th, 9th and 10th centuries. The Collection includes 46 Turkish
Qur'ans, of the 13th to 18th centuries.

We are looking for a book conservator for this one-year contract
with a recognised qualification in conservation and a minimum of 3
years work-experience. Candidates should have proven experience of
working on Islamic bindings and manuscripts. The successful
candidate will work under the supervision of the Library's
Conservation Manager but should be able to organise their own
workload and work independently or as part of a team.

The starting date for this position is flexible and dependant on
finding the right candidate for the project.

Salary: UKP38,000 per year
(subject to normal PRSI and PAYE deductions)

For more details on the position contact the Conservation Manager.

Candidates should send a letter of interest, current curriculum
vitae and the contact details of two referees to:

    Jessica Baldwin
    Conservation Manager
    The Chester Beatty Library
    Dublin Castle
    Dublin 2, Ireland
    +353 1 4070755
    jbaldwin [at] cbl__ie

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