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Work projects at National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm>
Date: Friday, December 17, 1999
Summer Work Projects with the Conservation Department of the 
National Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resources Center, 
Suitland, MD.  

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering four 
to five summer work projects in ethnographic artifact and textile 
conservation; two are fellowships funded by the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation. The Conservation Laboratory at NMAI's Cultural Resource 
Center in Suitland, MD (Metro DC area) is the work site.   Projects 
will focus primarily on the preparation of artifacts for exhibits in 
the new museum building on the National Mall in Washington, DC 
(scheduled to open in 2002), and for an exhibit on Plains Shirts to 
open in New York in December 2000.  The projects are intended to 
cultivate practical skills as well as to foster a solid 
understanding of the contexts of material culture, the philosophies 
of conservation at NMAI, and the ethics of the conservation 
profession. Museum programming involves collaboration with Native 
Peoples in the development of appropriate methods of care for, and 
interpretation of, their cultural materials. 

Candidates who demonstrate a career interest in the conservation of 
material culture of indigenous peoples of North, South and Central 
America will be especially welcome.  

Applications, postmarked no later than February 15, 2000, must 
include: a cover letter explaining candidate's interests and intent 
in applying for the summer project, curriculum vitae including basic 
biographical information with current and permanent addresses and 
telephone numbers.  

Notifications sent by March 15, 2000. The 3-month summer project 
includes a generous stipend. 

NMAI is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications should be 
sent to:

    Marian A. Kaminitz
    National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
    Cultural Resources Center, MRC 541
    4220 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland MD 20746

For more information please call 301-238-6624 ext. 6322 or e-mail 
kaminitzm [at] nmaicrc__si__edu

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