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Fellowship at Courtauld Institute of Art

From: Clare Meredith <clare.meredith<-a>
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2005
Caroline Villers Research Fellowship
Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute is to establish a Research Fellowship in
memory of Caroline Villers to promote and support research in the
interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History.  Caroline was one
of the pioneers of this approach to the study, conservation and
display of paintings, that uses scientific and historical methods to
investigate the making of works of art.

Caroline's close association with the Courtauld Institute goes back
to 1972 when she took a Master's degree in Art History, followed in
1974, by the study of the conservation of easel paintings.  After
completing her Diploma she remained in the Department of
Conservation and Technology of the Courtauld Institute, becoming its
Director in 1999.  She was known internationally as one of the most
original thinkers in her field, and was an inspirational, demanding
and challenging teacher.

Caroline was delighted with the idea of the proposed Fellowship,
made to her by a close friend when she fell ill, and approved its
creation. She saw it as an exciting and practical way of advancing
the profession, of encouraging collaborative scholarship and of
investigating how works of art are made.

Research proposals for the Fellowship would be welcomed from
researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines that focus on
the study of paintings.  There would normally be one award annually
and the Fellow would be based at the Courtauld Institute, although
collaboration with other institutions would be encouraged.  During
the period of study, the Fellow would be expected to provide reports
of progress, through seminars in the Department of Conservation, and
in one or more presentations under the umbrella of the Institute's
Research Forum.  On completion, the research material should be
disseminated through publication. The value of the stipend and the
duration of the award will be announced at a later date.

In order to create an endowment for the Caroline Villers Research
Fellowship a significant sum needs to be raised.  If you would like
to make a donation in memory of Caroline, please contact

    Emma Davidson
    +44 207 845 4694
    emma.davidson<-a t->courtauld< . >ac< . >uk


    David Bomford
    Senior Restorer
    National Gallery, London

    Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner
    Former Director, Department of Conservation and Technology,
    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Dr. Aviva Burnstock
    Acting Director, Department of Conservation and Technology
    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Dr. Joanna Cannon
    Reader in the History of Art
    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Dr. Hero Lotti
    Former British Academy post-doctoral Fellow

    Maro McNab, Caroline's daughter

    Robert McNab, Caroline's husband

    Dr. Susie Nash
    Senior Lecturer in the History of Art
    Courtauld Institute of Art

    Professor Patricia Rubin
    Deputy Director
    Head of Research, Courtauld Institute of Art

    Edwina Sassoon
    Art Consultant

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:51
                  Distributed: Tuesday, April 26, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-51-042
Received on Tuesday, 19 April, 2005

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