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Subject: Fellowship at Harvard

Fellowship at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly<-at->
Date: Monday, November 23, 2009
Conservation Fellowship
Harvard Art Museum

The Conservation Fellowship at the Straus Center for Conservation
and Technical Studies aims to broaden the experience of
post-graduate-level fellows. The program offers practical training
that introduces state of the art analytical and treatment techniques
and raises awareness of philosophical issues concerning the
conservation of works of art. Three fellowships are made available
each year in paintings, works of art on paper, and objects and

Directed by staff conservators and conservation scientists, the
program's flexible curriculum is designed to accommodate the varied
experience, personal interests, and professional objectives of each

Emphasis is given to practical training in the examination and
treatment of works of art. In addition, through the Center's
affiliation with Harvard University, fellows have access to an
extraordinary array of resources, including distinguished art
collections, advanced scientific equipment, and renowned libraries.
Fellows are encouraged to take advantage of the many curriculum
courses, lectures, and seminars offered each year by the University.

Fellows participate in the Museum's active exhibition program and
may become involved in both technical and art historical research
that is incorporated into exhibition catalogues and independent
publications. Collaboration with curators and scholars provides
opportunities to work on problems of condition, attribution, and
authentication. Fellows spend one month on a technical research
project investigating an artwork or group of objects from the
collection. Staff conservation scientists supervise the use of
advanced examination techniques, including petrography, polarizing
light microscopy, infrared reflectography, X- and beta- radiography,
X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray
diffraction, FT-IR micro spectroscopy, UV/visible spectroscopy,
scanning electron microscopy, and electron-beam microprobe.

Program Schedule

January 15, 2010: Deadline for receipt of all application materials;
incomplete applications will not be considered after this date.

February, 2010: Interviews of selected candidates
March: Notification of acceptance to program

September 1, 2010: Program begins
June 30, 2011: Program ends

Eligibility: Completion of graduate-level training in conservation;
additional courses in material sciences and competence in a foreign
language are desirable. Preference is given to those who have
completed graduate-level training in conservation, but third year
graduate students will also be considered.

Application Procedure: A complete application includes curriculum
vitae, a one page single spaced statement summarizing the
applicant's interests and intent in this fellowship and chosen
specialization, official transcripts of undergraduate and graduate
studies, and three letters of recommendation. All materials must be
submitted in English

Deadline for receipt of application materials and supporting
documents is January 15, 2010.

Please send application materials and supporting documents to:

    Kathleen Kennelly
    Straus Center for Conservation
    Harvard Art Museum
    32 Quincy Street
    Cambridge MA 02138-3383

In addition, all applicants must apply online with statement of
interest and curriculum vitae only. Job postings can be found at the
Harvard University employment web site


    Please search by keyword "conservation."

Inquiries may be directed to:

    Kathleen Kennelly
    Fax: 617-495-0322

Stipend and Benefits: Current pay rate is $1,200 bi-weekly and a
modest travel/research allowance is provided.

Fellowships are eligible for Harvard University benefits, including
contributory dental and health insurance and access to University

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