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Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books Fitzwilliam Museum

Conservator of Manuscripts and Printed Books
Fitzwilliam Museum

UKP32,620 - UKP43,840

The Fitzwilliam Museum houses the principal collections of art and
antiquities of the University of Cambridge, and holds over half a
million objects in its care. The Department of Manuscripts and
Printed Books (MSSPB) preserves the finest museum collection of
illuminated manuscripts in the world outside the Vatican Museum, one
of the most important collections of manuscript and printed music in
this country, fine printed books, literary autographs and
correspondence. It is also responsible for the Museum's archives.
The collections total upwards of 132,500 objects: 1,000 illuminated
manuscripts and leaves; 1,500 music volumes; 20,000 rare printed
books, over 80,000 literary autographs and correspondence. There are
over 30,000 items in the Museum's archives. The Conservator of
Manuscripts and Printed Books participates in the Museum wide
Collections Care Programme.This post is part of the Conservation
Division, led by the Assistant Director, Conservation.

There is a special link with Trinity College library and the college
provides funding for the Museum to undertake work for Trinity

The successful candidate would undertake the technical examination,
analysis, research, interventive and preventive conservation of
works on parchment and paper, for the Department of MSSPB, including
medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books
dating from 15th to the 21st century, manuscript and printed music,
literary autographs and archival material.

Management of the conservation studio will be part of this role as
will be preparation of and contribution to applications for funding
and other projects. The ability to deal with people at all levels in
a professional manner is critical as is a mutually flexible,
supportive and collaborative team working style

Candidates should have a relevant qualification in paper and
parchment conservation as well as a demonstrable track record of
work experience with similar collections.

The ability to manage work flow to deadlines, initiate and manage
conservation programmes and a sound grasp of conservation ethics are

Accredited status in the profession through ICON is preferred.

Further details and application form CHRIS/6 are available from
, lmb26 [at] cam__ac__uk
or +44 1223 764840.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 17 January 2011

Planned interview date: Tuesday 1 February 2011

Interested candidates should complete the CHRIS/6 application form
(excluding Part 2) and return with a covering letter and CV to

Linda Brooklyn
The Fitzwilliam Museum
Trumpington St
Cambridge CB2 1RB or
lmb26 [at] cam__ac__uk

The University welcomes diversity and is committed to equality of

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are
eligible to live and work in the UK

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