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Position at Victoria and Albert Museum

From: Joanne Hackett <j.hackett<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2014
Position at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Textiles and organics conservator
Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Full time position.

The V&A is seeking a textile conservator with a strong understanding
of related organic materials to join the team in furniture, textiles
and fashion conservation.  The successful candidate will work on
textiles and costume from the entire collection of the V&A but will
be expected to take the lead role in exhibitions and displays at the
Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood.  The nature of the collection at
the Museum of Childhood requires a very thorough understanding of
materials such as wood, paper, wax, basketry and plastics.  In
addition to this, it is expected that the successful candidate will
also work on items of furniture with related organic materials such
as caning, rush and leather.


    A recognised conservation qualification or relevant training in
    textile conservation and demonstrable practical studio

    A current knowledge and proficiency in a wide range of practical
    treatment processes in this discipline including experience of
    organic materials and plastics.

    A good understanding of conservation theory and the principles
    of ethical decision making.

    Experience of mounting textiles, costumes and accessories for

    Evidence of working with and understanding the conservation
    ethics of social history materials.

For further details and to apply please see


The closing date for applications is 14 March 2014.

Joanne Hackett
Senior Textile Conservator
Victoria and Albert Museum

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 13 February, 2014

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