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Subject: Fellowship at Smithsonian American Art Museum

Fellowship at Smithsonian American Art Museum

From: Julie Heath <heathj<-a>
Date: Friday, January 4, 2008
Fellowship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Lunder
Conservation Center

The Lunder Conservation Center is pleased to offer a conservation
fellowship beginning Fall 2008.  The one-year fellowship starts in
October and includes a $30,000 stipend plus $1,000 for
travel/research. The fellowship will be devoted to conservation
treatments at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and research
related to the collections. Object, paper, and painting specialties
are invited to apply.  In addition to treatments and research, the
fellow will be expected to collaborate with the Lunder Programs
Coordinator. The visible labs of the Lunder Conservation Center
allow the museum visitor a glimpse into the work of conservators;
raising public awareness about art conservation is a major component
of these labs. Collaboration with the Program Coordinator may
include interaction with the public, gallery talks, and creating
didactics. Lectures and symposia contribute to the Fellow's
experience, as do the significant resources of the Smithsonian,
including the SAAM/NPG library and the Archives of American Art.

Eligibility: Graduates from recognized training programs or
candidates with equivalent training will be considered. Applicant
should have no more than five years of post-graduate work experience
in the field. The applicant should have a proven record of research,
writing ability, and proficient English language skills (written and
spoken).  Fellowships are awarded without regard to age, sex, race,
or nationality.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must submit the following materials:

    Transcripts of graduate courses of academic study (although
    official transcripts are preferred, unofficial copies are

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

    A short (one page) statement of the applicant's interests and
    intent in applying for the fellowship, including the candidate's
    interest working in a lab visible to the public

    Two examples of publications, lectures, or public speaking

    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 March 25, 2008 and
sent to:

    Lunder Fellowship 2008
    Attn: Julie Heath
    Lunder Conservation Center
    Smithsonian American Art Museum
    MRC 970
    PO Box 37012
    Washington DC 20013-7012

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 May
5, 2008 about the decision of the selection committee.

This fellowship is made possible by Judith Cherwinka.

Julie Heath
Programs Coordinator
Lunder Conservation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum
National Portrait Gallery
MRC 970
PO Box 37012
Washington DC 20013-7012

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