Conservation DistList Archives [Date] [Subject] [Author] [SEARCH]

Subject: Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

From: Michael Skalka <m-skalka<-a>
Date: Friday, September 9, 2005
Training Fellowship in Conservation Science
National Gallery of Art
Conservation Division
Charles E. Culpeper Advanced

With support from the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation, the National
Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., is offering a fellowship in the
scientific research department. The three-year fellowship includes
an annual stipend of $30,000, plus a modest amount for
research-related travel. The fellow is expected to carry out
research relevant to the collections of the National Gallery of Art.
The fellowship will preferably be directed toward research into the
fluorescence under ultraviolet radiation of paintings and other
painted works of art, although candidates may direct their research
to other topics. The goal of the preferred area of research is to
develop a better understanding of the fluorescence phenomena
occurring in paint and to characterize the fluorophores. To this
end, paintings and painting materials will be studied using
macroscopic and microscopic fluorescence spectroscopy, as well as
other analytical methods, such as chromatographic techniques and
mass spectrometry.

The fellow will have access to the Gallery's collections and to
advanced analytical instrumentation. The fellow will work under the
guidance of the Gallery's scientists and is expected to collaborate
with conservators and curators. Lectures, symposia, and informal
discussions at the National Gallery of Art contribute to the
fellowship program. The fellow is expected to produce one or more
publications during the fellowship period.

Eligibility: Candidates should have a graduate degree in one of the
sciences, or equivalent training. The degree must have been obtained
within the last five years. Candidates must be familiar with
relevant scientific instrumentation. A strong interest in art
conservation is required and previous experience in art conservation
is desirable. 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. Finalists who are
not United States citizens must provide proof of their own 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 (unofficial copies are acceptable)

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

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

    *   Reprints of publications

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

Formal applications and supporting materials must be postmarked and
mailed, or sent via an express delivery service, no later than
November 7, 2005 to:

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

For inquiries only: m-skalka<-a t->nga< . >gov

All applicants will be notified by December 19, 2005, of the
decision of the selection committee.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:14
               Distributed: Saturday, September 10, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-14-019
Received on Friday, 9 September, 2005

[Search all CoOL documents]