The National Gallery, which houses one of the finest collections of Western European paintings in the world, has a long established Conservation Department with an international reputation.
The Patrick Lindsay Conservation Fellow will assist the present team of conservators responsible for the care of the collection. Under supervision of members of the Conservation Department, you will undertake the cleaning and restoration and also some structural repair of paintings; the assessment, preparation, reporting and travel with National Gallery paintings on loan; become involved in research on paintings in the collection, working in collaboration with the Scientific and Curatorial Departments. The position will prioritise time in the studio, however, including one large collaborative project and smaller independent treatment(s).
We are looking for two well-qualified individuals with a recognised post-graduate qualification in the conservation of easel paintings who are seeking to continue their professional development. In addition to a high level of practical skills in the restoration of paintings of all periods up to the early 20th century, they will have the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide range of individuals.
This is a fixed term contract for a period of 22 months.
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