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Subject: Position at the Freer Gallery

Position at the Freer Gallery

From: Paul Jett <jettpa>
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 1998
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research

This department has available a short-term position for a research
technician, as part of a program for research on East Asian
paintings using scientific methods. The position is available
consequent to the receipt of a major grant from the Mellon
Foundation, and the incumbent will help develop several lines of
investigation into the materials, structures, techniques and
deterioration mechanisms in the paintings of China, Japan and Korea.
The Freer and Sackler Galleries have major collections of such

We are looking for someone with a good background in the physical
sciences to help the principal investigator develop novel methods of
research on these works of art. Experience in operating and
maintaining laboratory instrumentation will be useful, and the person
will use such methods in performing identifications and analyses on
paintings and removed samples. A Master's level qualification in one
of the physical sciences or equivalent experience would be
appropriate. Applicants should obviously have an interest in working
with cultural properties; previous experience in the field would be
useful but not essential.

A range of laboratory equipment is already available, and we intend
to expand this as needed for the purposes of this research.
Development of methods specially adapted for these purposes may be

Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanently resident
non-citizens. The position is full time at grade IS-9, starting
salary $32,457 plus benefits. Appointments will be for one year
renewable for up to 3 years total . Enquiries and applications
should be sent to the program's principal investigator:

    John Winter
    Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington      D.C. 20560
    202-357-4880 x279
    Fax: 202-633-9474
    wintejo [at] asia__si__edu

Applications should include curriculum vitae, list of publications
and the names and addresses of three referees. The Smithsonian is
an equal opportunity employer.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 11:96
                   Distributed: Friday, May 29, 1998
                       Message Id: cdl-11-96-023
Received on Wednesday, 27 May, 1998

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