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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Conservation opportunities at the National Archives

The National Archives of Ireland has issued a Request for Tenders (RFT) for a Project Conservator to work on 19th-century maps from the Valuation Office.

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The successful applicant will work on the Valuation Office OL 11 Map Conservation Project, which started in 2013. The project collection contains approximately 11,000 Ordnance Survey six-inch survey maps dating from the mid-1830s to 1874. These printed maps have been overlaid with data by the Valuation Office in their work of valuing to create the original cadastral maps of Ireland. So far, nearly 5,200 maps have been conserved.

Carried out under the supervision of the Head of Conservation, the project conservator will undertake a range of conservation activities including
  • Surface cleaning
  • Consolidation techniques
  • Identification of inks and pigments
  • Humidification and flattening of large items
The RFT deadline is Friday 22 September (noon). More details at eTenders.

In addition, the National Archives is offering an Internship in Paper Conservation (pdf 142kb) for a recent conservation graduate. The internship will be carried out under the supervision of the Head of Conservation and the project conservator.