December 2, 2020
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is looking for an accomplished scientist with preservation research and leadership experience to lead IPI’s research program. The Director of Research will direct research and scholarship goals and collaborate closely with IPI’s Executive Director on long-range institutional planning and fundraising. The successful candidate will also pursue individual research and scholarly activities and be expected to guide new and transformative areas of preservation research. IPI is a collaborative work environment and in addition to supervising research staff, the Director of Research will partner with publication, web development, preservation consultant, and operations staff as needed to develop research findings into practical preservation resources, educational programs, and tools.
Questions Please contact Jae Gutierrez, Executive Director of IPI and Chair of the search committee, if you have any questions about the position: email@example.com
The application review process will begin January 6, 2021. Applications beyond this date are also encouraged.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Image Permanence Institute a Research and Development grant for $350,000 to support a three-year, field-based research project that will apply data from pollutant and environmental (temperature and relative humidity) monitoring to comprehensively balance these known risks to collections when implementing energy-saving mechanical system operations.
Applications are being accepted for an online environmental management workshop, offered once a month November through February. The workshop is four days long with two sessions per day from 10am-12pm ET, and 1-3pm ET. Content is designed to guide participants through the process of implementing a sustainable environmental management program.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded the Image Permanence Institute $429,409 in funding to support a three-year research project designed to identify the most cost-efficient and environmentally responsible methods of preparing paper-based collection objects for transit and display while maintaining preservation standards.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to our research and business assessment activities over the past ten months including online surveys, strategic conversations and working meetings with internal and external constituents, and an extensive evaluation of IPI’s existing business and fundraising practices.