Job Posting – Lecturer in Conservation of Contemporary Art & Media (0.5 FTE) – two posts. Closing date: 01-Feb-2023

Posted on Thu, 12/22/2022 - 09:36
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Come and work with us to train the next generation of contemporary art conservators!

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team delivering a dynamic new MSc in the Conservation of Contemporary Art at UCL.

The first of its kind in the UK, the two-year MSc Conservation of Contemporary Art & Media will be based at UCL East, a new campus in east London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park that has recently opened to students. The programme extends the History of Art Department’s current teaching and research strengths while providing for the rapidly developing training needs of the next generation of conservators, and conservation professionals looking to develop a specialism in the field of contemporary art. The focus of the programme is on contemporary sculpture, installation art, complex mixed media and time-based media works of art and contemporary design.

The MSc has a purpose-built laboratory space and a media suite at the new Marshgate building at UCL East, with the first cohort of students beginning in September 2023. The MSc Conservation of Contemporary Art & Media forms part of the School for the Creative and Cultural Industries group of programmes, which is designed to enable collaborative approaches and experimental practice across Faculties, as well as with neighbouring institutions at the Olympic Park, including the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Whilst working closely as part of a team to deliver this innovative and future-facing programme, to cover the range of fields represented, we are looking to appoint Lecturers in two distinct but complementary areas of specialism. One will offer teaching focused on the conservation of contemporary sculpture and design objects, and the examination, analysis, and science of contemporary materials, while the other will contribute teaching focused on the examination, analysis and conservation of time-based media works of art and design objects.

For more information and to apply see: and the 'Relevant links' tab to the right of this post.
Closing date for applications: 01-Feb-2023

If you have any questions, please contact Pip Laurenson at
Dr. Pip Laurenson
Professor of Conservation
Director MSc in the Conservation of Contemporary Art and Media
University College London.