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Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

From: Michael Skalka <m-skalka<-at->
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
William R. Leisher Memorial Fellowship for Research and Treatment of
    Modern Paintings
National Gallery of Art
Conservation Division

The conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is offering
a painting conservation fellowship supported by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. The three-year fellowship commences in July 2009 and
includes a $31,000 stipend annually plus $2,000 each year for travel
and research. The fellowship will be devoted to conservation
examination, maintenance, and treatments of paintings in the
twentieth century collection and research on contemporary artists'
materials.  The fellow will be expected to produce a publishable
paper based on research completed during the fellowship award
period.  Lectures, symposia and informal discussions contribute to
the fellowship program, in addition to the significant resources of
the Gallery, including the library, the photographic archives and
the scientific research department.

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

Interested candidates must submit the following material:
Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of academic
study; (although official transcripts are preferred, unofficial
copies are accepted) 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 material should be postmarked with a return address no later
than 12 April 2009 and sent to:

    Michael Skalka
    Conservation Administrator
    National Gallery of Art
    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover MD 20785

Email address for inquiries only: skalka<-at->nga<.>gov
Formal applications must be postmarked and mailed.

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 June 2009 of the decision of the
selection committee for a late summer starting date.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:48
                Distributed: Thursday, February 26, 2009
                       Message Id: cdl-22-48-017
Received on Tuesday, 24 February, 2009

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