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Subject: Residency in photograph conservation

Residency in photograph conservation

From: Roger Watson <rwatson>
Date: Thursday, September 7, 2000
Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation
Rochester, NY
funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The George Eastman House and the Image Permanence Institute are
accepting applications for the second cycle of an advanced-level,
two-year residency in photograph conservation beginning September
2001. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation with additional
support from the Getty Grant Program, the Advanced Residency Program
will draw upon the rich resources of George Eastman House, Image
Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology and other
area institutions, and will provide exceptional opportunities for
training and research at the highest level.

Fellowships to the Mellon Advanced Residency in Photograph
Conservation will be granted to six persons for the two-year cycle.
Priority will be given to American residents, but others may apply.

The fellowship includes a stipend of $33,475 per year for living
expenses and supplies, and an additional $1500 per year for program
related travel.  A full benefit package is also included.  Program
tuition is $12,000 per year, but admission for qualified candidates
will be on a need blind basis and tuition will be reduced or waived
when necessary.

Individuals with potential funding from other sources may apply for
admission to the program.

Qualifications include a degree from a recognized American graduate
program in Art Conservation (or equivalent experience) and a
declared and demonstrated commitment to photograph conservation.
Third-year conservation students who are committed to a career in
photograph conservation will also be considered for admission.

Application must be received by January 8, 2001.  Admission
notifications will be mailed by March 1, 2001.  Applications for the
Mellon Advanced Residency in Photograph Conservation should include:

    A statement of interests and career goals along with a
    curriculum vitae

    3 letters of recommendation

    A portfolio documenting treatment experience and evidence of

An interview will be required of qualifying applicants and may be
held by telephone or in person.

Interested individuals should contact the program Director for
additional information describing the program's structure, content,
objectives and requisites.

Inquiries or complete applications should be sent directly to:

    Grant B. Romer
    Advanced Residency Program
    George Eastman House
    900 East Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14607

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:17
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 12, 2000
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Received on Thursday, 7 September, 2000

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