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Request for tenders--Paintings conservator

From: Joanna Shepard <jshepard.hughlane<-at->
Date: Monday, September 17, 2012
Tender for Painting Conservator Services
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
Dublin City Council

1 Year Fixed Term Contract for Services

Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane seeks a painting conservator on a
contract for services basis for an initial period of one year with
the option of being extended for a further period not exceeding an
additional two years at the sole discretion of Dublin City Council.

Founded by Sir Hugh Lane in 1908, the gallery holds an
internationally acclaimed collection of some 2300 modern and
contemporary artworks, including paintings, works on paper,
sculpture, stained glass, mixed media, installations and time-based
media.  The gallery regularly lends works from its collection both
nationally and internationally, and the ongoing care and
presentation of the collection is critical in securing important
artworks for the gallery's own exhibition programme. The gallery's
reputation within the international confraternity of Museums and
Galleries depends upon its staff and contractors working to the
highest professional standards.

Project:  The gallery requires a painting conservator on a contract
for services basis to examine the Permanent Collection and to review
existing conservation records with a view to identifying and
prioritising paintings for treatment.  The successful contractor
will agree a conservation treatment programme, in discussion with
the Director and the Head of Collections, and will personally
undertake these treatments on site, ensuring that the collection is
presented and maintained to internationally recognised museum
standards. The successful contractor will ensure that the gallery's
conservation documentation is up to date, accurate and accessible
via the gallery's collections management database.  The successful
contractor will be highly self-motivated and able to organise their
own workload with the minimum of supervision and be able to work
independently, or as part of a team.

Services Required Reporting to the Director, under the directorate
of the Culture, Recreation and Amenity Department, the following
services will be required:

    Condition assessments, surveying and documentation (written and
    photographic) of the collection to museum standards

    Conservation of paintings from the Permanent Collection to
    museum standards, prioritised in discussion with the Director
    and the Head of Collections.

    Ordering of conservation materials and equipment as needed to
    facilitate conservation treatments.

    Preparation of artworks for loan including advising on suitable
    packing and transport arrangements.  It may be necessary to act
    as a courier for international loans on occasion.

    Maintaining clear, accurate, up to date records for artworks
    assessed, surveyed or treated in appropriate formats including
    on the gallery's collections management database, The Museum
    System (TMS)

    Environmental monitoring and management using the gallery's
    radio telemetry system and building management system.

    Preventive conservation

    Provision of conservation advice to the director, and to
    architects, engineers and other consultants in relation to
    building refurbishments and other projects if required.

Tenderers must hold a Masters degree or equivalent level
professional qualification in painting conservation from a
recognised conservation programme and must submit details of at
least 5 years' experience working on museum collections of a
comparable size and value. Copies of the tender documentation should
be downloaded from


    Tender for Contract for Services
    Painting Conservator - Hugh Lane Gallery

    Reference No: SEP385715

For more information please contact:

    Niall Mooney <niall.mooney<-at->dublincity<.>ie>

Eligible tenderers may be required to attend an interview for the
purpose of clarification and verification of marks awarded under the
"award criteria" outlined in the tender documentation. No additional
marks will be awarded for attendance at clarification interviews.

Summary Timeline:

    Deadline for receipt of tenders: 5 October 2012
    Interviews will commence during week ending 12 October 2012
    Contract begins late October/ early November 2012

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