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Conservator (Paper and Photographs)

Victoria and Albert Museum

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the V&A Museum's Conservation Team to Preserve Artistic History and Embrace the Future of Art

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£32157 - £42876

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Cromwell Road, London

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Expires at anytime

The Victoria and Albert Museum, known as the V&A, is a globally renowned institution celebrating creativity and its profound impact on society. With an extensive programme of exhibitions, events, education, and digital experiences, the V&A houses a vast collection of 2.8 million objects. It leads in conservation, research, and promoting sustainable design, making it an extraordinary place for those passionate about the arts and heritage.

  • Provide expert conservation of photographic and paper-based materials, including analogue and digital prints, negatives, and various contemporary mediums.
  • Apply your experience with paper-based collections like prints, drawings, and posters to preserve valuable artworks and historical pieces.
  • Work with contemporary collections involving digital and software elements, utilizing your skills in technical examination and scientific analysis.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the materials used in the creation and conservation of artworks.
  • Experience with time-based media conservation will be considered a valuable asset.
  • A recognised professional qualification in the conservation of Photographic and Paper-based Materials.
  • Proven experience in treating paper-based collections and contemporary works.
  • In-depth knowledge of material properties in conservation.
  • Familiarity with time-based media conservation is preferred.

Enjoy excellent employee benefits including a generous pension scheme, 29 days of leave plus bank holidays, flexible working hours, free tickets to V&A exhibitions, a discounted staff canteen, 25% off in V&A shops, and a bicycle loan scheme.

The V&A is a family of museums dedicated to the power of creativity—its power to entertain and move, to enrich our lives, open our minds and change the world. We celebrate and share that power through a programme of exhibitions, events, educational and digital experiences, a collection of 2.8 million objects, and through our support for new works and commitment to conservation, research and sustainable design.

As a Conservator with a recognised professional qualification in the conservation of Photographic and Paper-based Materials, you will provide excellence in the conservation of photographs including analogue and digital prints, negatives, glass plates, lantern slides and other contemporary materials. You will be experienced in treating paper-based collections (including prints, drawings, posters, and other 3D paper-based objects).

The postholder will have suitable experience in the treatment of contemporary collections including works with digital and/or software elements, and the ability to undertake technical examination and scientific analysis. An excellent knowledge and understanding of the properties of materials used in their construction and conservation is essential. Familiarity with time-based media conservation and preservation issues will be an advantage as the team often works on collections of hybrid nature.

The V&A offers a generous pension scheme, 29 days plus bank holidays, flexible working, tickets to V&A exhibitions, subsidised staff canteen, 25% discount in V&A shops, and a bicycle loan scheme among other benefits.

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