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Subject: Position at Tate and National Galleries of Scotland

Position at Tate and National Galleries of Scotland

From: Janita Chooramun <janita.chooramun<-a>
Date: Friday, August 15, 2008
Tate/National Galleries of Scotland
Collection Conservator, Artist Rooms

Closing date: 1 September 2008
Location: Based either in London or Edinburgh, but will require
regular travel between both sites.

Salary: UKP24,375 per annum
One year, fixed-term contract (with the possibility of extension)

A new modern art collection, known as Artist Rooms, has been created
through one of the largest and most imaginative gifts ever made to
museums in Britain. Assembled by Anthony d'Offay, these 725 works
represent one of the most important holdings of post-war and
contemporary international art. Artist Rooms takes the form of 50
rooms of contemporary art by 25 artists, including bodies of work by
Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus and Damien Hirst. The collection, jointly
acquired by Tate and National Galleries of Scotland, has the special
purpose of being available to galleries across the UK, with a
central concept of providing an inspiring educational resource.

This is a rare opportunity to work closely with the Managing Curator
and Collection Registrar on the effective care and delivery of the
first phase of this unique project. In particular, we will look to
you to manage and co-ordinate all related conservation work
alongside Tate's Head of Conservation and the National Galleries of
Scotland Keeper. You'll plan, co-ordinate and oversee all work as
the collection is prepared for its first displays starting in Spring
2009. You'll also establish systems and plans for longer term care
and the sharing of the collection.

With a postgraduate qualification in conservation (or considerable
practical experience), you'll have worked with a major museum
collection. Indeed, your knowledge of conservation ethics and
principles should be in-depth and up-to-date. You'll also have
experience in applying risk assessment to art in transit,
environment and handling, coupled with knowledge of collections
documentation and collection management database systems. While the
role is offered on a full-time contract, working 36 hours a week,
Monday to Friday, you should have the flexibility travel and, when
necessary, work outside of your core hours.

For further information and to download an application pack, please
visit <URL:>

If you're unable to access our website, please email
jobs<-a t->tate< . >org< . >uk quoting ref: 8067.

Closing date: 1 September 2008
Interviews: 15 September 2008

Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all.

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