The Henry Ford has been awarded a grant from IMLS for a two-year project to conserve, rehouse, and create fully digital catalog records for approximately 900 items from THF’s considerable holdings of electrical production, distribution,and transmission-related artifacts (about 15% of THF’s total electrical collections).
For this project, THF’s electrical collections will include artifacts related to the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The core of THF’s electrical collections is four seminal collections acquired by Henry Ford in the 1920s and 1930s from Thomas Edison, Westinghouse, General Electric, and the Edison Pioneers, with artifacts tied to Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Elihu Thompson, Frank Sprague, and others. This project represents an excellent opportunity for an emerging conservator to engage with a very wide range of 20th century materials that include many modern materials, modern metals and plastics. It is an ideal project for candidates with experience and interest in industrial design and challenging unique collections care issues.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the execution and supervision of artifact conservation activities including treatments, handling, re-housing and documentation. The project focuses on storage upgrades, digital imaging and the overall care of assigned collections. Reporting to the assigned Senior Conservator, the Project Conservator will also provide training and supervision for project specialists, technicians, volunteers as assigned.
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