October 14, 2022
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is pleased to announce its opening for a Preventive Conservation Specialist. The Preventive Conservation Specialist will provide information and guidance to a range of collecting institutions on preventive conservation, the role of environment in preservation, and best practices for sustainable environmental management through a variety of consulting, outreach (teaching and publication), research, and technical support activities. IPI provides on- and off-site environmental consulting services which include environmental monitoring and data analysis, mechanical system analysis, identification of energy-saving opportunities, suggestions for mechanical system design and operation, and preservation commissioning. This position requires the ability to work independently and within cross-disciplinary collaborative environments, including with other IPI staff and external clients. Outreach activities include the development and presentation of workshops, seminars, webinars, and conference presentations on IPI’s environmental projects, research activities, products and services. The Preventive Conservation Specialist will also be expected to prepare articles for both peer-reviewed journals and practical educational publications. Potential research activities include contributing to the development of research initiatives and successful grant applications in the area of preventive conservation, assistance with the implementation of ongoing IPI research, evaluation and analysis of research data, and preparation of reports.
Please contact Jae Gutierrez, Executive Director and Chair of the search committee, if you have any questions about the position: email@example.com
IPI is thrilled to announce that Dr. Marvin Cummings will join the team as Research Scientist in November 2022. Marvin brings extensive research experience from the technology sector, with a solid interdisciplinary background across the physical sciences, engineering, and archeometry.
The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is looking for an early career researcher to join the team as Postdoctoral Researcher. This 30-month postdoctoral position offers the opportunity to gain experience of applied materials characterization and data analytics within the cultural heritage field.
The Image Permanence Institute received a National Leadership Grant for Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services in the amount of $711,598 to support a three-year research project that will study the relationship between equilibrium moisture content (EMC) and the physical stability of plastics and plastic composite artifacts found in museums.
This month, IPI is completing the first year of a three-year research project aimed at building a foundational understanding of how museums are creating, collecting, and consuming 3D printed objects. In May and June of 2022, project work included an online survey assessing how collecting institutions are using 3D printing and interacting with 3D printed objects and materials across a broad range of activities.