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Internships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Summer Internships in ethnographic artifact and textile conservation
Conservation Department
National Museum
American Indian Cultural Resources Center
Suitland, MD
June 2, 2014 - August 8, 2014

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
two 10-week internships in ethnographic artifact and textile
conservation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The
Conservation Laboratory at NMAI's Cultural Resource Center in
Suitland, MD (Metro DC area) is the work site.  Andrew W. Mellon
internships focus primarily on the survey and treatment of artifacts
for exhibits at NMAI's facilities in Washington, D.C., and New York
City, loans and other ongoing projects. Candidates who demonstrate a
career interest in the conservation of material culture of
indigenous peoples of North, South and Central American will be
especially welcome to apply. Candidates must be fluent in both
spoken and written English.  The internships are designed for
students currently in or graduated from a graduate program in
conservation or practicing conservation professionals. The
internships are intended to cultivate practical skills as well as to
foster a solid understanding of the contexts of material culture,
the philosophies of conservation at NMAI, and the ethics of the
conservation profession. Museum programming involves collaboration
with Native Peoples in the development of appropriate methods of
care for, and interpretation of their cultural materials.

Applications must be completed by midnight, February 1, 2014. All
applicants will be notified by April 15, 2014. Application process
is via Smithsonian On-Line Academic Appointment system (SOLAA).  For
information on application and link to SOLAA see

    http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/conservation/training/#andrew

The 10-week internship includes a generous stipend.

Marian A. Kaminitz
Head of Conservation
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center
4220 Silver Hill Road
Suitland, MD  20746-2863
301-238-1415
Fax: 301-238-3201


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