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Subject: Position at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

Position at Museum of Islamic Art, Doha

From: Aristoteles Georgios Sakellariou <asakellariou<-at->
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Paper and Book Conservation
The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Application Deadline: 10 July 2013

The Museum of Islamic Art(MIA), Doha opened its doors to the public
in December 2008 entering rapidly into the world class cultural
institution scene.  Today, it continues dynamically in terms of
exhibitions, education activities, research and publications.  MIA
houses one of the world's most distinguished and important
collections of Islamic art ranging from Spain to Central Asia and
India, dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries, and encompasses
arts of all kinds.  Particularly important are the collections of
early Qurans and other manuscripts, inlaid metalwork, carpets and
textiles.  The applicant: will need to hold a recognized
conservation degree (or equivalent),to have an in-depth
understanding of the techniques involved in care of paper based
objects and books, conservation ethics, aesthetics and treatments.
The paper conservator should have the ability to work together with
one more member of the paper unit, or individually and take on
extensive hands-on treatment projects as required.

It is essential to be a good communicator to explain the work that
is being done to other staff members and professionals alike and
carry out technical investigations.  The successful candidate will
need to be in constant collaboration with the Head of the

Essential requirements:

    Must have a recognized degree in conservation and a minimum of 2
    years work experience.

    Fluent communication in English

    Be familiar with books and book bindings' conservation methods.

    Excellent communication skills, Professional manner and friendly

    Strong research ability (scientific, academic, etc.)issues that
    relate to paper conservation.

    Ability to work individually and as part of a team

    Interested in professional development

Desirable skills:

    Being familiar with Islamic manuscript techniques and technology
    and deterioration of those Materials is essentially important.

    Communication in Arabic and/or other languages

    Basic knowledge in Islamic Art and History

    Have a good network of specialised contacts

The successful candidate will:

    Assist with day to day running of the laboratory

    Be responsible for all conservation matters relating to paper
    items and books

    Be familiar with condition surveys with the ability to undertake
    same (we currently use the EMU data base)

    Have a good knowledge of monitoring and controlling the
    environment in which collections are stored or displayed to
    prevent deterioration

    Be able to work within a team, be flexible and self motivated.
    Liaising with museum curators, registrars and other colleagues

    Assist with setting up exhibitions

    Have knowledge and experience on packing objects for transport
    and accompanying objects in transit to other locations if

    Organize the logistics of long term projects and collaborating
    with other conservators.

    Be computer literate and must be able to familiarize with the
    database.  Make presentations on her/his projects

Please submit:

    Letter of interest Curriculum Vitae

    Two referees

    A brief portfolio with a number of selected projects that you
    have been involved to would be appreciated, but not necessary.

For applications please email

    Aristoteles Sakellariou
    Acting Head of Conservation


    Samah Chekili
    Management Services on Human Resources

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:2
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 13, 2013
                        Message Id: cdl-27-2-030
Received on Wednesday, 12 June, 2013

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