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Forbes Fellowship

From: Janet Douglas <douglasj>
Date: Monday, November 28, 1994
Following is the announcement for the Forbes Fellowship offered by the
Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution.  Please send me Email
with any questions.

Forbes Fellowship

The Freer Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington,
D.C., has established the Forbes Fellowship to be awarded annually to a
"young scholar of particular merit and distinction" for a project to
further the scientific study of the care, conservation, and protection
of works of art.  The fellowship is established in memory of Edward
Waldo Forbes and is endowed by the estate of John S. Thacher.

Applications are currently being sought from individuals with a
background in art conservation or conservation science for consideration
for the Forbes Fellowship.  Selection will be based on the merit and
quality of the proposed project and the demonstrated ability of the
candidate.  Applicants having expertise in the area of the arts of Asia
and meeting all other qualifications will be given preference.

A stipend of $18,800 to $25,800 will be offered for a twelve month
period.  The amount of the stipend will depend on the scholarly and
professional level of the selectee.  The proposed research or
conservation project associated with the fellowship must be conducted at
the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington. Transportation to and from
Washington will be paid in addition to the stipend.

Proposals should describe a specific project in no more than six
double-spaced pages.  In addition, a description of the methodology to
be used in carrying out the project, a curriculum vitae, and
bibliography should be submitted with the proposal.  Three letters from
referees familiar with the applicant's work should be submitted to the
address given below.  Applications must be postmarked by February 1,
1995 and received in the Gallery no later than February 15, 1995.
Applications should be addressed to:

    Forbes Fellowship Selection Committee
    The Freer Gallery of Art
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, D.C. 20560

Inquiries may be made by telephone to the Office of the Director, Freer
Gallery of Art, on 202-357-4880 extension 206 or to Janet Douglas,
Conservation Scientist, on 202-357-4880 extension 269.  Email inquires
should be sent to Janet Douglas at douglasj [at] simsc__si__edu.  The Forbes
Fellowship is open to all interested candidates with demonstrated skills
in art conservation and conservation science.  Applicants whose native
language is not English are expected to have the ability to write and
converse in English.

The Forbes Fellowship will be awarded for the general period of
September 1, 1995 to August 31, 1996.  The recipient will be
notified no later than April 15, 1995.

** The Freer Gallery of Art

The Freer Gallery of Art opened to the public in 1923 as the
Smithsonian's first art museum. It was a gift to the nation by Charles
Lang Freer (1854-1919) and was based on Freer's collection of Asian art
and 19th to early 20th century American painting. It is now physically
and programmatically linked to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, which also
has an important Asian collection. The Freer and Sackler Galleries,
which share one staff, together form the National Museums of Asian Art.

Facilities for research and study include collections of Chinese,
Japanese, Korean, South and Southeast Asian, ancient Near Eastern, and
Islamic Near Eastern objects.  There are also approximately 1500
American paintings and prints. An important research library serves both
the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and which
includes an extensive slide library and archives with original
documentary material.

The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research occupies a newly
renovated space that includes chemical and instrumental laboratories,
conservation areas and related facilities. Equipment available within
the department includes that for x-radiography, routine and specialized
photography, optical microscopy (including chemical microscopy and
photomicrography,) color measurement, x-ray diffraction, x-ray
fluorescence, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, infrared and
visible-light image acquisition with digital image processing and
analysis, machine tools and limited electronic shop facilities.
Equipment available in collaboration with other laboratories includes
that for atomic absorption spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy,
electron microbeam analysis, lead isotope ratio analysis, and for other
lines of work.

Janet G. Douglas
Conservation Scientist
Freer Gallery of Art / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Inst.
douglasj [at] simsc__si__edu

                  Conservation DistList Instance 8:40
                Distributed: Tuesday, November 29, 1994
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Received on Monday, 28 November, 1994

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