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Call for proposals--Northwestern University-Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS)

From: Francesca Casadio <fcasadio<-at->
Date: Thursday, August 1, 2013
The Northwestern University-Art Institute of Chicago Center for
Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) is seeking external
project proposals to advance the role of science within art history,
curatorial scholarship, archaeology, and conservation. The goals of
the collaborative program are to enrich the breadth, scope, and
reach of scientific studies in the arts and in the wider field of
conservation in the US and abroad, by leveraging resources at the
Art Institute and materials-related departments at Northwestern
University. The Center, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
is the first of its kind to make its resources open to both internal
and external users via merit-review proposals, within the framework
of a double-pronged approach pursuing both objects-based and
objects-inspired scientific research in the arts.

Purpose and Background:  The external research program is intended
to launch short- or long-term collaborative research projects
focused on:

    The scientific study of one object or a collection of objects
    with the aim of answering an important art-historical,
    technical, archaeological, or conservation question

    The broader, fundamental issues in the analysis and conservation
    of artifacts. Areas that may be at the center of such broader
    studies may include, but are not limited to:

        Material identification, fabrication, and performance
        Material aging and degradation
        Restoration treatment development and testing
        New analytical and sensor technology development

Proposals for joint research projects are expected to be conducted
by scientific staff of NU-ACCESS in collaboration with Northwestern
faculty and AIC staff as well as the external applicant or group of
applicants. Proposed projects are expected to require significant
expertise rather than simply access to facilities. Access to
research and facilities for external users is supported by NU-ACCESS
and based on a proposal submission process and evaluation by a
review committee composed of both internal and external reviewers of
international stature in the fields of conservation, conservation
science, materials science, chemistry, art history, archaeology,
environmental science, and/or computer science

External proposals for the current calendar year will be accepted
until September 15, 2013.

More information can be found at

    <URL:http://www.nuaccess.northwestern.edu/proposals/external-proposals.html>

Francesca Casadio, PhD
Andrew W. Mellon Senior Conservation Scientist
The Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave
60603 Chicago, IL
312-857-7647


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