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Position at Kimbell Art Museum

From: Bart Devolder <bdevolder<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Assistant Paintings Conservator
Kimbell Art Museum

The Kimbell Art Museum seeks Assistant Paintings Conservator to care
for a collection of European paintings (1300-1946) that rivals in
quality and scope, although not size, the most prestigious art
museums in North America, and comprehensive collection of
masterworks of American paintings (1800-1964) of neighboring Amon
Carter Museum of American Art, with an opportunity to work on
important paintings from other public collections. Completion of a
conservation graduate program or comparable training with at least
one additional year of professional experience required.

Responsibilities include care, examination, and treatment of
European and American paintings, as well as working with the
curatorial staffs of both museums and assisting inactive loan and
exhibition programs. Applicant should demonstrate both visual and
technical understanding of paintings, sound judgment, and skills in
treatments.  Understanding of the care of museum collections is
important.  Ability to clearly present conservation material in a
variety of media (public lectures, written essays, exhibition
installations, museum website) desirable. Knowledge of objects
conservation and Adobe Photoshop an advantage.

Beautiful, well-equipped studio designed by Louis Kahn in Kimbell
Art Museum, one of the most distinguished museum structures erected
in recent times; excellent library. In late 2013, the Kimbell will
expand with the completion of a new exhibition pavilion designed by
Renzo Piano that will include a research library, education center
and 300-seat auditorium. The Amon Carter Museum of American Art,
designed by Philip Johnson, also completed a major expansion within
the past decade. In addition to its extensive holdings of paintings
of the American West, the museum surveys the development of American
art from post-colonial times through the first half of the twentieth
century, featuring works by Homer, Eakins, Cole, Heade, Harnett,
Peto, Eastman Johnson, O'Keefe, Hartley, and Stuart Davis.  Both
museums offer a full program of loan exhibitions, publications, and
educational services to the greater Fort Worth/Dallas metropolitan

Salary and title commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Full benefits.

Start September 2012 or by mutual agreement.

Letter of application together with resume should be sent to:

    Kimbell Art Museum
    Human Resources
    3333 Camp Bowie Blvd.
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

For information call

    Claire Barry
    Director of Conservation
    817-332-8451 ext. 215

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