Sackler Research Fellowship on the History of Conservation at the Ashmolean Museum
Applications are invited for a three year Sackler Research Fellowship on the history of Conservation at the Ashmolean Museum, in association with Worcester College, Oxford. Based in the Ashmolean's Conservation Department in Oxford, the postholder will research the preservation history of the museum.
As the country’s oldest public museum, founded in 1683, the Ashmolean is in an exceptional position to follow the history of conservation and restoration. The department holds formal conservation records from cards and notebooks that date back to the middle of the last century along with other sources. The research will concentrate on a history of conservation and restoration through the records and practices, collections and staff, building on existing work carried out in the department and on display in the Restoring the Past Gallery.
The successful candidate will have a proven ability to carry out research in an area related to the history of collections or conservation, a relevant post-graduate degree, either completed or due to be completed by October 2017, and a genuine interest in learning about conservation ethics and preservation methodologies. There may be opportunities for candidates with a suitable qualification in conservation to maintain practical skills during their tenure if they wish, so long as this enhances the research focus of the Sackler Research Fellowship.
This award is tenable for three years, at a salary of £28,413 plus a housing allowance of £5,000, commencing on 1 October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Further particulars and information about how to apply may be downloaded below.
Closing date for applications is 10am on Thursday 31 August 2017.
Worcester College has recently adopted a diversity strategy and is actively seeking to increase the proportion of Fellows on Governing Body who are women and/or of BME origin