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Subject: Training program in Argentina

Training program in Argentina

From: Maria Esteva <patrimon>
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 1999
Fulbright Commission-Antorchas Foundation Grants

Purpose: Teach a practical course on preventive conservation;
supervise up to ten trainees on different material and conservation
problems. Visiting instructors should have a good knowledge of their
respective conservation fields, possess teaching skills and some
experience in working with trainees or interns, as supervisors and
evaluators. They should be asked to present an outline of the course
they want to teach, as well as a list of their needs for the course
(tools, equipment, materials and bibliography). They would report to
a local coordinator for all practical purposes: planning,
organization, support, travel, living in Buenos Aires, etc. Each
instructor would be required to make a formal appraisal and grade
students taking his/her course and submit a final report explaining
the result of the work and making recommendations.

Possible courses
-------- -------

On the preventive conservation and conservation treatments of:

    *   Works of art on paper (water-colours, prints, drawings,

    *   Furniture

    *   Ceramic, glass and porcelain objects

    *   Metal objects

    *   Archaeological and ethnographic objects

    *   Textiles

    *   Books, pamphlets and bounded archival materials

    *   General archival materials (documents, maps, architectural

    *   Sculpture and monuments

    *   Historical architecture

The above list is only given as an indication. All proposals would
be considered and a coherent curriculum would be put together
combining proposals. Other subjects of interest for courses might

    *   Museum collection administration (documentation, access to
        collections, location of collections in storage,
        conservation assessments, holdings maintenance).

    *   Exhibition lighting (light fundaments, lighting assessments,
        evaluation  of lighting damage in different types of
        objects, planning for adequate lighting for exhibitions and
        conservation of the pieces, general lighting, cases
        lighting, different light sources, optical fibre).

    *   Conservation administration for museums or libraries and
        archival institutions. Collection assessment and evaluation,
        data interpretation, decision making, preservation policies.

    *   Holdings maintenance, books and archival reformatting
        processes, (collections evaluation, decision making,
        microfilming, digitization, conservation photocopying).

Country: Argentina
Period of the grant: Two to four months
Grant dates: March through November, 2000 and 2001
Nbr. of grants available:2 to 4 for 2000 and 2 to 4 for 2001
Where to apply:

    Council for International Exchange of Scholars
    3007 Tilden Street NW Suite 5L
    Washington DC 20008-3009
    scholars [at] cies__iie__org

Application deadlines: August 1, 1999

General Eligibility Requirements:
    *   U.S. citizenship at the time of application
    *   Substantial teaching and practical experience in the field
        of the proposed lecturing activity
    *   Previous Fulbright scholar grantees are eligible to apply
        only if 3 years will have elapsed between the ending date of
        one scholar award and the beginning date of the new scholar
    *   Sound physical and mental health

Grant Benefits:
    *   Basic stipend ($ 2,300 monthly)
    *   housing and subsistence ($ 1500 monthly)
    *   relocation ($ 700/one time payment)
    *   books/local travel: ($900/one-time payment)
    *   health insurance (to be provided)
    *   roundtrip airfare (to be provided)

For more detailed information on grants for U.S. Faculty and
Professionals: <URL:>.  For more information on
the Argentine Fulbright Commission:
<URL:>. For more
information on Antorchas Foundation:

Maria Esteva
Fundacion Antorchas
Benito Quinquela Martin 1784
(1296) Buenos Aires
+54 11 4301 4056
Fax: +54 11 4331 5673

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, June 24, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-3-016
Received on Tuesday, 22 June, 1999

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