M + Museum for Visual Culture, Hong Kong is looking for Conservation Scientist

Posted on Mon, 08/10/2020 - 05:07

M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District, we are building one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary visual culture in the world, with a bold ambition to establish ourselves as one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Our aim is to create a new kind of museum that reflects our unique time and place, a museum that builds on Hong Kong’s historic balance of the local and international to define a distinctive and innovative voice for Asia’s twenty-first century.

Reporting to the Head, Conservation & Research, the successful candidate will work in the Analytical Science Lab in the Conservation Department and will be responsible for developing and implementing a conservation science program in support of research and understanding of the growing M+ Collections and their sustainable use, valuation and preservation. The individual will join a team that includes conservators specialised in paintings, objects, paper, photography, installation art, and digital art and preventive conservation. The candidate will be expected to possess research/analysis experience applicable to a wide range of artists’ and conservation materials both organic and inorganic; to be a strong team-player enjoying working in a collaborative manner; and, to have demonstrated ability to show initiative and resourcefulness in handling difficult and unusual analytical problems.

A detailed description of the position is available here