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Fellowship at Freer and Sackler Galleries

From: Emily Jacobson <jacobsone<-at->
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hagop Kevorkian Fund Fellowship
Paper Conservation Lab
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
Freer-Sackler, Smithsonian Institution

The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution
(Freer-Sackler) is accepting applications for a two-year Fellowship
sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Fund to treat works on paper in the
Islamic collection. The Freer-Sackler holds some of the world's
finest collections of Islamic illuminated manuscripts. Among the
many treasures of the Freer manuscript collection are the Haft
Awrang (Seven thrones) by Jami and the Divan (Collected works) of
Sultan Ahmad Jalayir, a ruler of the Jalayirid dynasty. The Sackler
collections include the celebrated Vever collection of Persian
manuscripts, which holds many exceptional works, such as five folios
from the Safavid Falnama (Book of Omens) and an illustrated copy of
the Divan of Shah Ismail, the founder of the Safavid dynasty of

The fellowship will be strongly treatment-oriented with a goal of
treating a minimum of 100 Islamic folios over two years. Priorities
for treatment will be set by the Curator based on a combination of
historical and artistic importance and exhibition and photography
needs. At least 85 percent of the paintings in need of treatment
require consolidation to stabilize insecure paint layers.
Additionally a research project could be undertaken which would be
set at the start of the Fellowship. The successful applicant will
work closely with the Freer-Sackler paper conservator who is
responsible for the Islamic, Indian and American collections.

Applicants must be graduates of a recognized conservation program or
have four or more years of equivalent experience. Applicants must be
fluent in spoken and written English. Previous experience
consolidating insecure media is desirable. The Fellowship would
commence in September 2013 and has a stipend of $35,000 per year
plus $2,500 per year for research and travel. An additional $1000
for relocation expenses and $900 a year towards health insurance
will be included. To apply please send the following by March 29,

    A letter of application expressing why you are interested in
    this opportunity and your future goals.

    A resume including basic biographical information with current
    address, telephone numbers, and email address, as well as
    conservation education and/or relevant experience or training.

    A portfolio including samples of treatment reports and
    photographic documentation.

    Contact information for two professional references (include
    address, phone, email).

All applications should be sent to:

    Emily Jacobson
    Paper and Photographs Conservator
    Smithsonian Institution
    Freer and Sackler Galleries, MRC 707
    Washington, DC  20013-7012

Questions? Email jacobsone<-at->si<.>edu

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