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Work projects at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm>
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Summer Work Project with the Conservation Department of the National
Museum of the American Indian, Cultural Resources Center, Suitland,
MD. June 2, 2003 - August 8, 2003

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering three
summer work projects in ethnographic artifact and textile
conservation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The
Conservation Laboratory and NMAI's Cultural Resource Center in
Suitland, MD (Metro DC area) is the work site. Projects will focus
primarily on the survey and treatment of artifacts for exhibits in
the new museum building on the National Mall in Washington, DC
(scheduled to open in 2004) and other on-going exhibit and
publication projects.  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
American will be especially welcome.  Recent graduates from and
students currently enrolled in a conservation graduate program are
encouraged to apply.

Applications, postmarked no later than February 7, 2003, 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, three letters of recommendation, two from
professional/academic sources and one from a personal referee, and
transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (cumulative GPA of
3.0 or better is expected).

Notifications will be sent by March 15, 2003.  The 10-week summer
project includes a generous stipend.  Dates for the projects are
June 2 - August 8, 2002

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 email:
kaminitzm [at] nmaicrc__si__edu

Marian A. Kaminitz
Head of Conservation
National Museum of the American Indian

                  Conservation DistList Instance 16:29
                 Distributed: Friday, October 25, 2002
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Received on Wednesday, 23 October, 2002

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