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Advanced Training Fellowships in Conservation

The conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is seeking applications for four fellowship positions in the disciplines of objects conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation, and one fellowship held jointly in preventive and photograph conservation. The fellowships are supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation. The three-year fellowships will commence in October 2019 and include a yearly stipend of $42,000 plus $3,000 each year for travel and research.

Eligibility

Graduates from recognized training programs or candidates with equivalent training will be considered for the conservation fellowships. Applicants for the paired fellowship will be considered who have received training in photograph preservation or collections management training programs, or candidates with equivalent training in the preservation of photographic materials and a strong interest in the principles of preventive conservation.  Applicants should have no more than five years of conservation-related work experience post-graduation.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit the following materials in English:

Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic study (although official transcripts are preferred, unofficial copies are acceptable).

A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information, current and permanent addresses, telephone numbers, and a description of previous conservation experience and internships.

A short statement of the applicant's interests and intent in applying for the fellowship.  Applicants must specify the treatment discipline of interest (paper, objects, paintings, preventive-photograph conservation) at the beginning of the short statement.

Offprints of any publications or lectures.

Two supporting letters of recommendation from conservation professionals familiar with the candidate's work and one letter of personal reference (sent directly to the address below or sent by e-mail to [email protected]. Do not direct the review committee to an external website to obtain any documents.

Applications should be submitted electronically as PDF documents to [email protected]. Please email [email protected] to obtain the guideline document outlining the format and naming of files intended for submission in the application.

All application material must be received no later than December 30, 2018. Applicants will be notified of the decision by the end of February 2019.

For inquiries, guidelines and submission of applications, please contact:

Michael Skalka, Conservation Administrator
Conservation Division
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
USA

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Contact

Michael Skalka, Conservation Administrator
Conservation Division
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
USA
[email protected]