The School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering at The University of Akron, Ohio, is seeking a postdoctoral Getty Conserving Canvas Science Fellow for conducting research on the advancement of hot melt thermoplastic adhesives based on tackified ethylene vinyl acetate polymers for the preservation of fine art. This is a two-year project within the research program Improved Lining Adhesives for the Structural Treatment of Paintings on Canvas, directed by NYU Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor Chris McGlinchey. The Getty Conserving Canvas Science Fellow will be a critical part of a team exploring the development of a satisfactory substitute for the original adhesive formulation of Beva 371 for the lining of paintings on canvas. The Fellow will collaborate closely with a Getty Conserving Canvas Research Fellow, a paintings conservator, who will be based at New York University, New York, one of the premier programs in art restoration in the country.
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