Job Opportunity: Textile and Painting Conservation Contracts

South West Museum Development is seeking suitably experienced conservator(s) to work with 10 museums and heritage organisations across Devon and Cornwall in conjunction with the SW Conservation Development Officer as part of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘Raising the Standard’ project. The project will conserve, interpret and display 15 banners alongside a programme of vibrant community engagement and 5 contracts for the conservation of these objects are offered.

Condition reports have already been undertaken detailing the materials, size, construction and condition of each item and the required conservation treatment. The required conservation treatments, including testing, cleaning, consolidation, creating and attachment of dyed support fabrics can be viewed alongside the contracts for tender here:

http://www.southwestmuseums.org.uk/projects-grants/raising-the-standard/

In addition to the conservation, the conservator(s) will be required to work with the museums and the SW Conservation Development Officer to devise suitable arrangements for the display of the banners at each of the 10 museums and provide recommendations for the long term care of these collections.

Where the banner is to be mounted for display, the final size of the mount is to be agreed with the museum, according to storage and display requirements. Appropriate conservation-grade materials for mounting will be provided by the project.

High resolution images of each banner are available on request from the CDO Helena.jaeschke@exeter.gov.uk

Contract period: March 2017 to August 2017

Contract value: Various – see here

Deadline for applications: 12pm, 20th February 2017

Questions? Please contact  Helena.jaeschke@exeter.gov.uk or Victoria.harding@bristol.gov.uk

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