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Fellowship at Huntington Library

From: Susan Rogers <srogers>
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2006
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Conservation
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

Working under the supervision of Huntington Conservators, the Mellon
Fellow will address the conservation of a variety of library and
museum materials. These materials may include prints, books,
manuscripts, photographs, and documents. Through training in
materials analysis, conservation treatment techniques, and readings
from the conservation literature, the fellow will advance their own
understanding of the underlying principals of conservation, and the
tools and techniques used in the conservation of library/museum
collections materials.

The primary focus of the fellowship will be on the practical
application of learned conservation treatment skills. The fellow
will be instructed in the practice of various treatment techniques
and the circumstances under which each technique is appropriate.
Conservation treatments, materials, and strategies will be
addressed. The fellow will work with the Preservation Department's
Conservators, who will make use of The Huntington's collections
materials in providing instruction.

At the conclusion of the fellowship term, the fellow may present the
Preservation Department with a brief written report or presentation
about their experience.

Term:   A period of 3 months, which may run anytime between June 1,
2007 and June 30, 2008. Interested candidates are advised to apply
early to ensure consideration, as selection is usually completed in
the Spring before the available term.

Award:  $5000.00

Commitment:  At the end of the fellowship period, the fellow is
expected to consider seeking out further education in the field,
and/or a museum or library position in which the skills and
understanding acquired at the Huntington can be put to use in
developing or carrying out conservation projects. Applications from
conservation students at the pre-program, summer employment, or
third year internship level may be eligible.

Qualifications:  A four year college degree or a Master's degree in
Art, Art History, Conservation, Chemistry, Library/Information
Science, Museum Studies or related field. Letters of recommendation
from 3 persons acquainted with the applicant's academic or
professional achievements. Candidates must have the capability of
being bonded. Candidates who are detail-oriented and possess good
manual skills are preferred.

A letter of interest, resume, and three recommendations should be
sent to:

    Susan Rogers
    Lloyd E. Cotsen Chief Preservation Officer
    The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino CA 91108 USA
    srogers [at] huntington__org

More information about the Huntington may be found at


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