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Subject: Fellowship at Preservation Society of Newport

Fellowship at Preservation Society of Newport

From: Jeff Moore <jmoore<-a>
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Asian Lacquer Fellowship
Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County is inviting applications
for an eight-week summer/fall 2014 Fellowship for the conservation
of Asian lacquer.  The PS administers 10 historic house museums, two
of which were founded on fortunes derived from the China Trade.  A
third has 18th century Chinese lacquer panels used as wall paneling,
subject of a recently completed conservation campaign.  There is a
small but diverse collection of Asian lacquer objects remaining in
PS sites, representing both original collections and campaigns of
Gilded Age decoration.  For more on the PS, see


The Fellowship will include:

    A review of the condition of the lacquer collection

    X-section microscopy with staining protocols, digital
    photography, with the resulting images entered into a database.
    Samples will be prepared for scientific analysis Development of
    treatment proposals with consideration given to the
    appropriateness of Eastern or Western materials/techniques

    Treatment implementation, which will be in the Western tradition

    Presentation of Fellowship summary in PowerPoint

The successful applicant will have completed his/her studies in a
graduate conservation training program or equivalent and demonstrate
interest in the material, capability in treating decorative arts
objects, and experience with cross-section microscopy and scientific

The Fellowship will pay $18.00/hour for a 35 hour week.  Housing is
not included.

Applicants should send a letter of interest, current CV, and two
letters of recommendation to the attention of

    Jeff Moore Chief Conservator fellowships<-a t->NewportMansions< . >org

Please put "Lacquer Fellowship" in the subject line.

Applicants must be able to furnish documentation to prove that they
are eligible to work in the United States.

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Received on Tuesday, 4 March, 2014

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