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Fellowship at Swiss Institute for Art Research

From: Ester Ferreira <ester.ferreira<-a>
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008
Conservation Science Fellowship
Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK)

The conservation department of the Swiss Institute for Art Research
(SIK) in Zurich is seeking a Junior Researcher in Conservation
Science to participate in an ongoing technical study of the painting
technique and workshop practice of the Swiss painter Cuno Amiet

Written sources contain references to Amiet's use of self mixed
tempera paints during his highly experimental early period, and some
of his early paintings show bad degradation phenomena which seem to
be associated with these experiments. Analytical characterisation of
samples taken from a selection of his early paintings has begun to
shed light on the complexity of these paint systems and the
associated degradation phenomena. The Amiet study at SIK is
therefore including a pilot project that will reconstruct some of
his paint recipes and characterize their chemical alterations under
influence of different environmental parameters.

The pilot project is funded as part of the COST (European
Co-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research)
Action D42 entitled "Chemical Interactions between Cultural
Artefacts and Indoor Environment" ("EnviArt"). It will take place in
the scientific laboratories of SIK, Zurich and HKB, Bern for the
duration of 1 year. This Fellowship will lead to a PhD research

Qualifications: Successful candidates will hold, or should expect to
obtain, a Masters Degree in chemistry or analytical chemistry, and a
desire to work at the interface of chemistry, analytical chemistry
and conservation science.

Send your Curriculum vitae and cover letter, by email or post, to
the address below by Wednesday, July 28, 2008.

Start date: September 2008

Duration: 1 year

Stipend/salary: CHF 4'200.- per month


    Dr. Ester.S.B.Ferreira
    Schweizerisches Institut fur Kunstwissenschaft
    Zollikerstrasse 32
    8032 Zurich
    +41 443885151
    ester.ferreira<-a t->sikart< . >ch

Dr. Ester S. B. Ferreira
Leiterin Labor und Technologieforschung
Zollikerstrasse 32
CH - 8032 Zurich
+41 44 388 51 51
Fax: +41 44 381 50 52

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:4
                   Distributed: Tuesday, July 8, 2008
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Received on Thursday, 3 July, 2008

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