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Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

From: Michael Skalka <m-skalka<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Andrew W. Mellon
Advanced Training Fellowship in Paper Conservation
Conservation Division
National Gallery of Art

The conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is offering
a paper conservation fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. The three-year fellowship commences in October 2005 and
includes a $26,000 stipend plus $2,000 for travel and research.  The
fellowship will be devoted to conservation treatments at the
National Gallery of Art and research related to the collections. The
fellow will be expected to produce a publishable paper based on his
or her research project before the end of the appointment. Lectures,
symposia, and informal discussions contribute to the fellowship
program, as do the significant resources of the Gallery, including
the library, photographic archives, and the scientific research

Eligibility: Graduates from recognized training programs or
candidates with equivalent training will be considered. Applicants
should have no more than five years of work experience in the field.
English-language skills and a proven record of research and writing
ability are required.  Fellowships are awarded without regard to
age, sex, nationality, or race. Selected finalists who are not
United States citizens must provide their own supplemental health
insurance coverage during the fellowship period.

Application procedure: Interested candidates must submit the
following materials in English:

    *   Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of
        academic study (although  official transcripts are
        preferred, unofficial copies are acceptable)

    *   A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information,
        current and permanent addresses, and telephone numbers

    *   A short statement of the applicant's interests and intent in
        applying for the fellowship

    *   Offprints of any publications or lectures

    *   Two supporting letters of recommendation from conservation
        professionals familiar with the candidate's work and one
        letter of personal reference (sent directly to the address

The materials should be postmarked no later than 15 March 2005 and
sent to:

    Michael Skalka
    Conservation Administrator
    Conservation Division
    National Gallery of Art
    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover MD 20785

Formal applications must be postmarked and mailed.  E-mail address
for inquiries only: m-skalka<-a t->nga< . >gov

After a preliminary selection, final candidates may be invited for
an interview. A portfolio of conservation treatments and research
should be presented by the candidate at the interview. All
applicants will be notified by 30 April 2005 of the decision of the
selection committee.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:39
                 Distributed: Friday, February 18, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-39-032
Received on Wednesday, 16 February, 2005

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