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AIC Scholarships for Latin American and Caribbean conservators

From: Eric Pourchot <epourchot<-a>
Date: Monday, November 28, 2005
Latin American and Caribbean FAIC Scholarships to attend the 2006
AIC Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island.

The 34th Annual Meeting of American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Work (AIC) will be held at the Westin
Providence Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island June 16-19, 2006. The
General Session topic will be "Using Artifacts:  Is Conservation

When does society have the right to use cultural property?  Access
to and use of cultural property is constantly debated.  The
assessment of possible damage or change that could occur to physical
condition, perceived values(s), or possible future uses is usually
weighted when making the decision to use an object.  This year's
meeting will explore the criteria that influence the decision making

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC) is working on obtaining financial
support to offer scholarships to conservation professionals from
Latin America and the Caribbean to participate in the 2006 AIC
Annual Meeting. This announcement is posted before the funding is
obtained due to the length of time needed to disseminate the
information, receive the documentation from applicants, and process
the applications. However, this does not imply a commitment by FAIC
to give scholarships. Conservation professionals with a minimum of
three years of experience and currently employed in the conservation
field may apply. Priority will be given to new applicants; previous
scholarship recipients may apply again. The selection will be based
on the quality of the essay. Please read carefully the following
information and send an application in English to the Foundation of
the American Institute for Conservation, 2006 AIC Annual Meeting, at
the specified address at the bottom:

    *   Personal information: full name, address, e-mail, Fax: and

    *   Curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages, please do not attach
        photos and additional information).

    *   An essay, preferably on the topic of the conference (maximum
        400 words).  The selected applicants will present this
        information as a poster (that meets the criteria established
        by the AIC) at the Poster Session during the meeting.

    *   Information on the institution where the applicant is
        employed: name, address, phone numbers, Fax:, e-mail, the
        applicant's position in the institution, conservation tasks
        carried out on collections and how the applicant plans to
        share and disseminate the information gained from attending
        the conference.

    *   A letter of commitment to attend all sessions and events in
        the conference and the symposium.

    *   A letter with the following information:

        *   An estimated cost of the round-trip economy airfare from
            your home city to Providence, Rhode Island.

        *   A statement about the type of visa the applicant has to
            enter the USA. If the applicant does not have a visa,
            he/she will have four months to obtain it, from the date
            the scholarship is awarded (January, 31, 2006). FAIC
            will send an original letter of award to be presented at
            the respective American Embassy. The costs associated
            with the visa will be the responsibility of the

        *   A statement on how much could the applicant personally
            contribute to his /her expenses or from other sources of
            funding such as his/her institution or local
            foundations. The expenses including transportation,
            registration, hotel and miscellaneous are approximately:

Meeting Registration: US $375.00
Party: US  $15.00
Hotel (double occupancy w/other scholar, US $87/night): US $435.00
Food and miscellaneous (US $47/day x 6 days): US $282.00
Airfare from the applicant's city to Providence, Rhode Island

The FAIC will provide partial financial support so the maximum
number of scholarships can be awarded.  All applicants will be
provided with tickets to the Party/reception and to an optional
workshop of their choice.  All applicants must contribute part of
the expenses to complete the total amount required

Note: The applications must be received by FAIC by December 31,

Please send the complete information via air mail (FEDEX, DHL),
e-mail or Fax: to:

    FAIC Scholarship Program
    1717 K Street, NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC 20036 USA
    202-452-9545, Ext. 12, Eric Pourchot
    Fax: 202-452-9328
    info<-a t->aic-faic< . >org

This announcement is available in Spanish and Portuguese on the AIC
Website <URL:>, but
applications must be submitted in English.

Eric Pourchot, Ph.D.
Program Officer, Professional Development
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:28
                Distributed: Tuesday, November 29, 2005
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Received on Monday, 28 November, 2005

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