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Fellowship at University of Pennsylvania

From: Lynn Grant <lgrant0<-at->
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Fellowship in objects conservation
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and
Anthropology is offering a Fellowship to a recent graduate in
objects conservation. The position is for an academic year (10
months), full-time, beginning September 3, 2013 and includes
benefits.   The Fellow will be responsible for conducting a
condition survey, re-housing, and photographing a collection of more
than 2,900 Bronze and Iron Age artifacts (the majority being ceramic
or copper alloy) from the Penn Museum's excavations at the site of
Lapithos in Cyprus. The completion of the project will protect and
increase accessibility to the collection for future class use,
scholarly research, and public exhibition.  This Fellowship is
supported by a grant from the Foundation of the American Institute
for Conservation, funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Previous experience in carrying out condition surveys will be
preferred as well as proven proficiency in documentation
photography. A demonstrated interest in the Archaeology of the
Mediterranean will be beneficial, but not required. Professional
presentation and public outreach opportunities will include
presenting a paper on the project at conferences, as well as at
lecture series and symposia at the Museum; contributions to the
Museum's blog and YouTube channel; and rotations in the Museum's
public Artifact Lab where the Conservator would conduct work and
participate in question-answer sessions with visitors. The Project
Conservator will report to the Penn Museum's Head of Conservation.

Candidates should be graduates of a recognized conservation training
program in the USA or Canada or a US citizen from a graduate-level
conservation program abroad.  The preferred candidate will possess
practical treatment experience, a willingness to learn, good
organizational skills, and a solid understanding of the field of
conservation including current ethical and philosophical approaches.

Please submit your CV and letter of interest electronically to Lynn
Grant at lgrant0<-at->upenn<.>edu by June 22, 2013

Lynn A Grant
Head Conservator
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South St
Philadelphia PA 19104

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Received on Thursday, 30 May, 2013

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