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Subject: Fulbright Commission-Antorchas Foundation Grants

Fulbright Commission-Antorchas Foundation Grants

From: Elaine R. Schlefer <eschlefer>
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2001
The following is posted on behalf of Carol Robles

    I am writing to make you and your memberships aware of an
    opportunity for professional conservators to teach in their
    specialization in Argentina under the Fulbright Scholar Program,
    please see the announcement below.   We will accept applications
    through early October and appreciate your help in making this
    opportunity known to the conservation community and in
    particular to conservators with experience and interest in Latin
    America. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have
    further questions.

    Fulbright Scholar Program: Cultural and Historical
        Conservation/Museology Award #2524
    Category: Lecturing
    Number of Awards: 3
    Grant Activity: Teach courses and supervise up to 10 trainees in
    grantees' area of specialization in preventive conservation.

    Classes are held in a well-equipped conservation facility. The
    program will include hands-on conservation exercises performed
    on works belonging to local museums and other cultural
    institutions. Applicants must present a 2- to 4-month outline of
    the course or courses they plan to teach and submit a list of
    tools and materials needed. Grantees will be required to make a
    formal appraisal of their activities, assess student
    participation and submit a final report presenting their results
    and providing future recommendations.

    Specialization(s): Preservation administration for library
    holdings, to include reformatting documents (filming or
    scanning), textiles conservation, sculpture conservation,
    collections management, preservation management, mural painting
    conservation. Other specializations of interest are preventive
    conservation for photographic materials, furniture and
    paintings, planning and production of exhibitions.

    Language: Basic Spanish is required. Moderate to fluent Spanish

    Additional Qualifications: Practicing conservators with
    teaching/training experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants
    should be well versed in their respective areas of preventive
    conservation and have experience supervising or evaluating
    trainees or interns.

    Location: Antorchas Foundation, Buenos Aires
    Length of Grant: 2.00 to 3.00 months
    Starting Date: Between March and November 2002

    Comments: This program is designed to provide training to young
    conservators working in Argentine museums and cultural
    institutions. The program is jointly funded by the Antorchas
    Foundation and the Fulbright Commission of Argentina. The
    Antorchas Foundation Web site can be found at

        Carol Robles
        crobles [at] iie__org

    Applications accepted through early October.  Application forms
    and guidelines can be downloaded from the Council of
    International Exchange of Scholars web site at

    Carol Robles
    Senior Program Officer, Western Hemisphere
    Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
    3007 Tilden St. NW, Suite 5L
    Washington, D.C. 20008
    Fax: 202-362-3442

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:23
                Distributed: Tuesday, September 11, 2001
                       Message Id: cdl-15-23-013
Received on Thursday, 6 September, 2001

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