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Fellowship at Shelburne Museum

From: Nancie Ravenel <nravenel>
Date: Monday, May 14, 2001
IMLS Post-graduate Fellowship in Objects Conservation
Shelburne Museum

The Shelburne Museum is offering an advanced one-year Fellowship in
Objects Conservation to work on the museum's doll collection
beginning in the fall of 2001. The dolls date from the late 18th
century to the first third of the 20th century and are made of a
variety of materials including painted wood, papier mache, wax,
leather, and textiles. The Fellow will work with the objects
conservator and the decorative arts curator to select dolls from the
collection  for treatment and allocate conservation treatment time.
He/she will conduct technical examinations, take documentary
photographs, and write condition reports.  Treatments may include
major structural repairs, removal of old, deteriorated repairs,
removal of overpaint, removal of dirt and grime from surfaces,
mending, vacuuming, and wet cleaning costumes.  The Fellow will
design and fabricate safe display stands for the dolls.  The Fellow
will assist with preventative conservation actions appropriate for
the collection and the building in which it is housed such as
mocking up and evaluating new lighting systems and monitoring
environmental conditions.

Candidates must be graduates of recognized conservation programs or
have equivalent experience with either a specialty in objects and an
interest in textiles or a specialty in textiles and an interest in
objects.  The Fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000 with an
additional $1,200 for research and travel, plus benefits.  For
consideration, please submit a cover letter summarizing interest, a
resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

    Richard Kerschner
    Director of Preservation and Conservation
    Shelburne Museum
    5555 Shelburne Rd.
    Shelburne, VT 05482




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