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Fellowship at New York Botanical Garden Library

From: Olga Marder <omarder>
Date: Friday, December 16, 2005
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship in Paper Conservation
The New York Botanical Garden

The LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden is
offering a nine-month fellowship in the conservation of works on
paper beginning May 2006.  The fellow will have the opportunity to
work on a wide range of paper-based material from the Library's
collections, including the Lord and Burnham Architectural Drawings
Collection and the Art and Illustration Collection.  Working under
the supervision of the Garden's Conservation Librarian, the Paper
conservation Fellow will participate in all departmental activities
including conservation treatment, collection surveys, stabilization
and rehousing procedures, environment monitoring, exhibition
preparation and installation.  The Fellow will conduct independent
research project in the field, and prepare a final report on the

Founded in 1899, the LuEsther T. Mertz Library of The New York
Botanical Garden is one of the largest, most comprehensive botanical
libraries in the world, and a treasure of centuries of knowledge
about plants.  The Mertz Library serves a broad constituency that
includes the Botanical Garden's staff and students; the local,
national, and international scientific, research, medical, and
academic communities; artists and writers; students from the
metropolitan area; and the general public. The Mertz Library
contains unmatched holdings on the subjects of economic, systematic,
and floristic botany as well as on the history of gardening and
landscape design.

The research collections contain over 555,500 volumes of books,
monographic treatments and serial titles.  The collections also
include over 4,850 linear feet of archives and manuscripts; 3,000
artifacts; 42,600 Nursery and Seed Catalogs; over 25,000 pieces of
art and illustration; over 100,000 photo and slide images; and more
than 150,000 architectural plans (more than 140,000 of which are
from the Lord and Burnham Collection).  The Library has an active
exhibition program and a first-rate exhibition gallery which
provides a venue for exhibitions highlighting exceptional works from
the Library's collections and from other institutions.

Candidates must be currently enrolled in, or a graduate of, a
recognized program in paper, art, or book conservation, and have
demonstrated a capacity for original and independent research. This
nine-month fellowship offers a stipend of $600.00 per week (35 hours
per week). They must submit a letter of interest, a current resume,
and letters of support from two professionals familiar with
candidate's work. Qualified candidates may send applications to

    The New York Botanical Garden
    200th Street and Kazimiroff Blvd.
    Bronx NY 10458,
    hr2 [at] nybg__org


Deadline for receipt of a complete application is Friday, January
27, 2006.  Notification of the successful applicant will be sent by
February 24, 2006.

Olga Souza Marder
Conservation Librarian / Conservator
The LuEsther T. Mertz Library
The New York Botanical Garden
Fax: 718-817-8956

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:31
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Received on Friday, 16 December, 2005

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