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Subject: Position at Freer Gallery

Position at Freer Gallery

From: Paul Jett <paul.jett>
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Short Term Research Position
Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution

The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research of the Freer
Gallery of Art  and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery has a one-year
research position open for research into the materials and
techniques of East Asian paintings. The Galleries, located in
Washington DC, form part of the Smithsonian Institution. They have
major collections of the paintings of China, Japan and Korea, and
this position falls into a program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation for the study of these paintings using scientific

We are looking for a person with a good background in the physical
sciences who can participate in the program of developing novel
approaches to research and applying them and existing methods to the
study of paintings in the collections. Either M.S. or Ph.D. level
qualifications (or their equivalent) in chemistry or a related
branch of science might be appropriate. A specific project is the
identification on paintings of organic pigments and support dyes,
and applicants with experience in methods for identifying such
components would be especially considered. A range of laboratory
equipment is available, including  SEM, FTIR spectroscopy, GC-MS,
HPLC, x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction, optical microscopy,
UV-visible spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. Several of
these methods are adapted for non-invasive investigation directly on
paintings or other objects.

Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanently resident
non-citizens. Enquiries and applications may be sent to the
program's principal investigator:

    John Winter
    Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington  D.C. 20560-0707
    Fax: 202-633-9474
    wintejo [at] asia__si__edu

Applications should include curriculum vitae and the names and
addresses of three referees. The Smithsonian is an equal opportunity

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:39
                Distributed: Thursday, February 23, 2006
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Received on Wednesday, 22 February, 2006

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