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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

    <URL:http://www.newportmansions.org>

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
analysis.

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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