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Subject: Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

Fellowship at National Gallery of Art

From: Michael Skalka <m-skalka<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Advanced Training Fellowship in Conservation
National Gallery of Art

The conservation division of the National Gallery of Art is seeking
applications for a fellowship position in the paintings conservation
discipline.  The fellowship is jointly supported by the Andrew W.
Mellon Foundation and the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation.  The
three-year fellowship will commence in the fall of 2014 and include
a yearly stipend starting at $33,000 plus $2,000 each year for
travel and research.

All treatment fellowships will be devoted to examination,
maintenance, and conservation of works of art, as well as research
related to the collection.  All fellows will be expected to produce
at least one publishable paper based on research completed during
the fellowship award period.  Lectures, symposia, and informal
discussions contribute to the fellowship program, as do the
significant resources of the Gallery, including the library, the
photographic archives, all conservation departments, and the
scientific research department.

Eligibility: Graduates from recognized training programs or
candidates with equivalent training will be considered for the
conservation fellowships.  Applicants should have no more than five
years of conservation-related work experience post graduation.  A
proven record of research and writing ability, as well as
English-language skills, is required.  Fellowships are awarded
without regard to age, sex, nationality, or race.  Selected
finalists who are not United States citizens must be eligible to
obtain a three-year J-1 visa and provide proof of their own health
insurance coverage during the fellowship period.

Application procedure: Interested candidates must submit the
following materials in English:

    Transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate courses of
    academic study (although official transcripts are preferred,
    unofficial copies are acceptable)

    A curriculum vitae including basic biographical information,
    current and permanent addresses, telephone numbers, and a
    description of previous conservation experience and internships

    A short statement of the applicant's interests and intent in
    applying for the fellowship.  Offprints of any publications or

    Two supporting letters of recommendation from conservation
    professionals familiar with the candidate's work and one letter
    of personal reference (sent directly to the address below below
    or sent by e-mail to dcl<-a t->nga< . >gov directly by the referee from
    his or her business e-mail address).

The materials should be postmarked with a return address no later
than March 31, 2014 and sent to:

    Michael Skalka
    Conservation Administrator
    Conservation Division
    National Gallery ofS Art
    2000B South Club Drive
    Landover, Maryland 20785

Formal applications must be postmarked and mailed.  In addition,
they may also be submitted electronically to dcl<-a t->nga< . >gov.  Please
use this address to request a copy of the guidelines for electronic
transmission of application materials.

After a preliminary selection, final candidates may be invited for
an interview.  A portfolio of conservation treatments and research
should be presented by the candidate at the interview.  All
applicants will be notified by May 16, 2014, of the decision of the
selection committee.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:32
                Distributed: Thursday, February 20, 2014
                       Message Id: cdl-27-32-039
Received on Wednesday, 12 February, 2014

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