Employment Opportunities Available in Scotland

Two great conservation opportunities have recently become available in Scotland. One for those at the start of their career, and the other for a more experienced conservator….  

Internship at the University of Edinburgh

The Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh is currently offering a 10-week conservation internship, with a stipend of £3100 attached.

Closing date for applications: Monday 14 September 2015

Informal interview date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

Proposed starting date: Monday 2 November 2015

For more information and how to apply, please visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/crc/volunteers-interns

Research Conservator at the Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow

The Centre for Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow is currently offering a two year full time position for a Research Conservator, starting in January 2016.

Research and Teaching Grade 6: UKP27,057- UKP30,434
REF: 011024

Closing date:  20 September 2015

For more information and to apply follow http://www.glasgow.ac.uk/jobs and search current vacancies



Photograph Conservation Tour

Conservation recently went on tour in Scotland, with four workshops being held throughout the Country focussing on the conservation and preservation of photographs. Find out what happened in this week’s blog… 

From 24 June to 2 July, a series of workshops on the conservation of photographs were hosted at Fort William, Brora, Aberdeen and St Andrews. The workshops were generously funded by Museum Galleries Scotland in partnership with Icon Scotland, University of St Andrews and the Scottish Society for the History of Photography. The workshops were aimed at people working with small to medium sized photograph collections.

Group identifying photographs

Group identifying photographs

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Best of the Blogs – July

Saving work by Scottish Artists and articles on the history of food, drink and textiles in Scotland are featured in this month’s best of the blogs.

1. Paisley on the Web

Did you know that the ‘Paisley’ pattern did not originate in Paisley? It was originally used on shawls in Kashmir and cheap imitations were produced in this Scottish town, resulting in the term. Find out more on the fascinating history of this pattern and of Paisley on this website.

2. The Art Newspaper

Celebrated mosaics by Leith born artist, Eduardo Paolozzi, displayed at Tottenham Court Road tube have been saved from destruction and will be restored at Edinburgh University. Find out more here.

3. Museum and Heritage Advisor

Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s interior for Miss Cranston’s Ingram Street Tearooms in Glasgow will be conserved, restored and displayed as part of a joint project between Glasgow Museums and V&A Museum of Design Dundee. Find out how it was saved and when it will be seen again in this article.

4. National Library of Scotland

From 12 June to 8 November, the National Library of Scotland are running an exhibition entitled “Lifting the lid: 400 years of food and drink in Scotland”. See all the hard work that went into installing an exhibition in this fantastic time lapse video. Click on the link above for exhibition details.