Monthly Archives: June 2014


Textiles Conservation  (The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 6 August 2014

Paintings Conservation  (The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 6 August 2014

Conservation of Japanese pictorial art (British Museum, Londonn)
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on 9 July 2014

Archive Conservation (Staffordshire Record Office, Stafford)
Closing date for applications: Midnight 8 July 2014

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Church of England

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York in consultation with the Appointments Committee of the Church of England wish to appoint a new Chair of the Church Buildings Council to succeed Mrs Anne Sloman OBE, who is standing down at the end of September 2014.

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PhD studentships

English Heritage and its University partners are currently recruiting for 3 collaborative PhD studentships, funded by the AHRC through the Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships (CDP) scheme; to commence in October 2014.

These studentships are fully funded by the AHRC and will be jointly supervised by a University supervisor and an English Heritage supervisor.

The 3 studentships currently available are:
  • Ploughzone archaeology: interpreting loss of data from metal artefact decay (rates, reasons and conservation management implications)
  • Westminster on Sea: the political and cultural significance of Osborne House, Isle of Wight
  • English Office Buildings c.1900 – 1939


British Council

The British Council, through its Connections through Culture programme in India, is offering travel grants for non-national museums to travel to India. The aim of the scheme is to enable UK non-national museums to build and develop institutional links, to share skills and to create joint projects or exhibitions with museums in India. Each grant is sufficient to cover the total cost of a week-long visit to India. The grant scheme is open to all non-national museums in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

For further details and an application form, contact Jane Weeks, Museums & Heritage Adviser, British Council

The deadline for applications is 18th July 2014 and travel must be undertaken by 28th May 2015.

Parks & Gardens UK

Parks & Gardens UK is the leading on-line resource for historic parks and gardens providing freely accessible, accurate and inspiring information on UK parks, gardens and designed landscapes and all activities concerned with their promotion, conservation and management.

It is looking for someone with accounting experience to manage the finances of the Parks & Gardens UK charity. This voluntary role will require approximately 1-2 days of work per month and includes overseeing incoming and outgoing payments, managing bank accounts and coordinating filing accounts annually.

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This internship is hosted by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS), supported by the Trust’s Bute Memorial Fund and managed in partnership with Icon.

The Bute/Icon internship is an exceptional opportunity and offers a unique experience of caring for collections in their context; and of project planning, management, and delivery. The intern will work with Icon accredited NTS conservators to advise on the care and protection of historic interior surfaces and collections and will liaise with property staff and heritage volunteers as well as other specialist advisers within the Trust

The Bute/Icon intern will be a member of the Trust’s Collections Conservation Service and will be based at the Trust’s Head Office in Edinburgh. From here, they will take part in conservation projects and activities throughout the Trust according to a mutually agreed workplan, drawn up to make the most of the learning opportunities on offer. Overnight stays in various parts of Scotland should be anticipated, and will be funded separately by the Trust. A full driving licence and vehicle are therefore desirable.

12 months Internship, October 2014 – September 2015.
Location: Head Office, Hermiston Quay, Edinburgh EH11 4DF. Supervisor: Ylva Dahnsjő, ACR, Head of Collections Conservation.
Educational Stipend: £16,000, plus dedicated study visit fund.
Closing date: 30 June 2014.

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Historic Royal Palaces & ICON

Historic Royal Palaces & ICON supported by the Clothworkers’ Foundation, is offering a programme of Textile Conservation internships .

This is the fifth placement in the scheme, due to start in October 2014. The placement also benefits from a small London allowance as well as a training-study supplement.

Based at Hampton Court Palace, the Intern will obtain critical insights and hone their skills as they work alongside some of the country’s leading textile conservation specialists in HRP’s state-of-the-art textile treatment studio. In this unique environment, the Intern will gain experience in textiles treatment conservation, working alongside preventive conservation, as well as the business disciplines common to a conservation studio. HRP also recognises and develops the effective communication skills necessary for today’s conservation specialist.

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Cardiff University – Welsh School of Architecture

Two full-time PhD studentships jointly funded by the WSA and EPSRC will be awarded in two of six areas:

  • The Role of Environmental Design and Building Simulation Tools in Design Thinking
  • Digital Fabrication and Robotics in Architectural Design
  • A Multidisciplinary Building Physics Tool Set
  • Understanding Household Energy Behaviours and Practices
  • Sustainable Building Conservation
  • Social Aspects of Sustainable Performance of Buildings

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ICE Yorkshire and Humber

ICE Yorkshire and Humber are seeking a new voluntary regional representative on the Panel for Historical Engineering Works (PHEW).

The role involves visiting regional sites, recording/checking details and submitting reports to the archives section in London. In Yorkshire and Humber there are just over 200 recorded Historical Engineering Works (HEWs), and the representative would continue to update the information on these, as well as identifying additional works that are worth recording.

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