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Job: Head Photograph Conservator, Qatar

The Media Museum collection consists of over 100,000 objects including an important collection of 19th and 20th century photographs. Classification of these objects consist of early daguerreotypes and salt prints, albums and photographically illustrated books to contemporary colour photographs.

Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has acquired masterpieces through the years, which QMA is committed to preserve and showcase to the world. QMA is dedicated to accomplish the vision of His Highness The Emir of Qatar through education and cultural interaction with communities in and outside of Qatar.

QMA’s mission is to unite and focus the efforts of all museums in the State of Qatar for the acquisition, preservation and interpretation of collections and monuments held in trust for the Qatari people, to be shared with national and tourist audiences.  In addition QMA will travel exhibitions or loan to other institutions to promote QMA’s mission abroad.

Job Title: Head Photograph Conservator

Organization Name:  Qatar Museums Authority, Media Museum Collection

Location: Doha, Qatar  


Brief Description/ Purpose of Job:

As the first full-time conservator to be hired for the Media Museum project you will be responsible for the long term preservation of the collections You will be responsible for managing the conservation laboratory and advising on a new laboratory design, plus treatment projects on rare photographs and planning an efficient workflow.


Detailed Description/Job Responsibilities:

Ability to perform comprehensive treatments on a wide variety of photographic materials, advising on the conservation aspects of any existing and new stores or display areas, advising on the display and use of the collections, carrying out condition surveys and preservation needs assessments, preparing written reports on survey findings, re-housing the collection as needed, advising the curatorial staff on conservation matters, ordering of conservation supplies, keeping up to date with developments in conservation and helping to organize an international conference & workshop on photographic conservation in the Middle East to take place in 2012.


Job Requirements:

MA or Accreditation with ICON in photographic conservation, qualifications in paper or photograph conservation completed recognized programs. 10 years professional work experience, a portfolio of conservation treatments & professional activities plus competence references.  


Additional Details:  

Salary range depending on qualifications. Position includes accommodation. 


For further information or questions please contact Nicholas Couts at

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2012. 

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