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Subject: Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

From: Michael Skalka <m-skalka>
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Training Fellowship in Paper Conservation
National Gallery of Art
Conservation Division

The conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is offering
a paper conservation fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. The three-year fellowship commences in October 2008 and
includes a $30,000 stipend plus $2,000 for travel and research. The
fellowship will be devoted to conservation treatments at the
National Gallery of Art and research related to the collections. The
fellow will be expected to produce a publishable paper based on his
or her research project before the end of the appointment. Lectures,
symposia, and informal discussions contribute to the fellowship
program, as do the significant resources of the Gallery, including
the library, photographic archives, and the scientific research

Eligibility: Graduates from recognized training programs or
candidates with equivalent training will be considered. Applicants
should have no more than five years of work experience in the field.
English-language skills and a proven record of research and writing
ability are required. Fellowships are awarded without regard to age,
sex, nationality, or race. Selected finalists who are not United
States citizens must provide their own supplemental health insurance
coverage during the fellowship period.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates must submit the following materials in English:

    Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of
    academic study (although official transcripts are preferred,
    unofficial copies are acceptable)

    A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information,
    current and permanent addresses, and telephone numbers

    A short statement of the applicant's interests and intent in
    applying for the fellowship

    Offprints of any publications or lectures

    Two supporting letters of recommendation from conservation
    professionals familiar with the candidate's work and one letter
    of personal reference (sent directly to the address below)

The materials should be postmarked no later than 15 March 2008 and
sent to:

    Michael Skalka, Conservation Administrator
    Conservation Division, National Gallery of Art
    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover, Maryland 20785

Formal applications must be postmarked and mailed. E-mail address
for inquiries only: m-skalka [at] nga__gov

After a preliminary selection, final candidates may be invited for
an interview. A portfolio of conservation treatments and research
should be presented by the candidate at the interview. All
applicants will be notified by 30 April 2008 of the decision of the
selection committee.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:33
                Distributed: Wednesday, December 5, 2007
                       Message Id: cdl-21-33-025
Received on Tuesday, 4 December, 2007

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