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Fellowship at Fitzwilliam Museum

From: Paola Ricciardi <pr364<-a>
Date: Monday, November 24, 2014
Zeno Karl Schindler/MINIARE Fellowship
Non-invasive analysis of illuminated manuscripts
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridge, UK

A nine-months fellowship on the non-invasive analysis of illuminated
manuscripts is available at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK,
starting in June 2015.  The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal
collections of art and antiquities of the University of Cambridge,
and holds over half a million objects in its care.  The Department
of Manuscripts and Printed Books (MSSPB) preserves one of the finest
collections of illuminated manuscripts in the world, one of the most
important collections of manuscript and printed music in the UK,
fine printed books, literary autographs and archives.

The successful candidate, supported by the MINIARE Fellowship of the
Zeno Karl Schindler Foundation, will join the cross-disciplinary
team of the research project MINIARE: Manuscript Illumination:
Non-Invasive Analysis, Research and Expertise


Based at the University of Cambridge, MINIARE focuses on the
non-invasive analysis of materials and techniques as well as the
contextual interpretation of medieval and Renaissance illumination.

Under the supervision of MINIARE's pigment analyst and imaging
scientist, the Research Assistant will analyse medieval and
Renaissance illuminated manuscripts with a combination of
non-invasive analytical tools, and contribute to the research
underpinning a major exhibition in 2016.  He/she will be trained in
the combined, mutually complementary use of different imaging and
analytical methods, and become fully aware of the conservation needs
of unique and exceptionally fragile manuscripts, as well as of the
broader cultural and historical questions that such
cross-disciplinary research endeavours to clarify.

Candidates should hold a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in physics,
chemistry, materials science or cultural heritage science.  Those
who have recently completed a PhD in any of these fields will also
be considered.  They should be familiar with a range of analytical
and technical imaging methods (see Further information).

A collaborative, supportive and flexible team working style is
essential.  The ability to deal with people at all levels and in a
professional manner is crucial.  A high degree of IT literacy,
preferably including the use of software for data acquisition and
analysis and image processing, is required.  A strong interest in
art and art conservation would be an advantage.

To submit an application for this vacancy, please click on the link
in the 'Apply online' section of the advert published on the
University's Job Opportunities pages


This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System,
where you will need to register an account (if you have not already)
and log in before completing the online application form.

Closing date for applications: midnight Friday 9 January 2015
Planned interview date: w/c 9 February 2015
Salary range: UKP24,775-UKP27,864

Any queries should be directed to recruitment<-a t->fitzmuseum< . >cam< . >ac< . >uk
or +44 1223 764840

The University welcomes diversity and is committed to equality of

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK

Paola Ricciardi, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1RB

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