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Subject: Scholarship in photographic conservation

Scholarship in photographic conservation

From: Nora Kennedy <nora.kennedy>
Date: Monday, October 30, 2006
Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation 2007-2009
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art seeks qualified applicants for the
position of Research Scholar in Photograph Conservation. The
Research Scholar will have a two-year term with the possibility of
renewal for a third year and will work on-site in the photograph
conservation lab of the Metropolitan's Sherman Fairchild Center for
Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation.  The Research Scholar
will report to the Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs who
in turn reports to the Curator in Charge of the Department of
Photographs.  The stipend will be $40,000 per year, plus a $3,000
travel allowance and a $2,000 contribution to health insurance.

The Research Scholar is expected to carry out independent research
related to issues of historic and contemporary processes,
preservation, analysis, or treatment of photographs and to
participate in the collection- and exhibition-related activities of
the Photograph Conservation Department.  In addition to serving the
interests of the Research Scholar, the proposed project should be of
significance to the Metropolitan Museum photograph collection and be
of benefit to the field of photograph conservation at large.

Research Scholars will be expected to have a graduate degree in
conservation or equivalent experience and should be completely
committed to the conservation of photographs as their area of
specialization. The Scholar will be selected by a committee
comprised of the Conservator of Photographs, the Curator in Charge
of the Department of Photographs, the Associate Director for
Administration, and the Senior Manager for Academic Programs.

The Research Scholar's term will follow the academic calendar, with
successful candidates beginning in September.  Scholars may apply
during the second year of their tenure for an extension to a third

All Research Scholarships must take place between September 1, 2007
and August 31, 2009.  Application, along with the required letters
of recommendation, must be made by letter and must be received by
the deadline date of January 5, 2007.  Electronically submitted
applications and letters of recommendation are not accepted.

Applications must be submitted to:

    Attn: Marcie Karp
    Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation Program
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10028-0198

There are no application forms. Photograph Research Scholar
applications must be submitted in English including the three
required letters of recommendation.  The letters of recommendation
cannot come from current Metropolitan Museum of Art staff.
Applicants must submit a typed application in triplicate including
the following, in the order listed below:

    *   Name, home and present address, and telephone number(s) (in

    *   Full resume of education and professional experience (in

    *   A statement, not to exceed one thousand words, describing
        what the applicant expects to accomplish in the Research
        Scholarship period and how the Museum's facilities can be
        utilized to achieve the applicant's objectives (in

    *   Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the
        fellowship period and proposed starting and ending dates (in

    *   Three letters of recommendation, at least one professional
        and one academic; these should be sent directly to the above
        address (in triplicate)

    *   For master's degree and pre-doctoral applicants only:
        official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (original
        transcript plus two copies of each)

Applicants will be notified by March 30, 2007.

The Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation is made possible
by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Received on Monday, 30 October, 2006

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