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Fellowship at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

From: Maddy Ouye <mouye<-a>
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Object Conservation;
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF)

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) is offering a
full-time two-year advanced postgraduate fellowship in the
conservation of objects for the period of September 1, 2014 through
August 31, 2016.

FAMSF comprises two museums: the de Young and the Legion of Honor.

The Museums' holdings consist of over 20,000 objects, since 2005
there has been a great expansion and commitment to the collections
of non-Western Art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas

The Mellon Fellow will play an integral role in the study and
preparation for two exhibitions.  The first exhibition, due to be
exhibited in January 2015, is on African Art; part of this
exhibition will have an explanatory analytical component.  The
second exhibition is a Hawai'ian feather work exhibition from the
Bishop Museum opening August 2015; contribution to a scholarly
catalogue and in depth research on the techniques and identification
of birds will be encouraged.  This could be tied in possible
treatments to objects within the museum's own collection made of
feathers.  There is also a plan during this time period to review
the Land collection of art of the America's, consisting mainly of
ceramics, to gage the extent of old restorations as well as to
accurately record techniques and methods of manufacture. Publishable
results are expected.

The fellow will work under the supervision of the head of objects
conservation and collaboratively with curators and other
conservators to gain experience in all aspects of conservation
encountered in a large museum setting including activities related
to exhibition, installation, loans, preventive care, treatment
documentation, research, public programs, and publication.
Conservation treatment will be part of the fellow's work.

The selected candidate will receive annual compensation of $43,000
plus a full benefits package.  Additional funds are available for
travel and research.  Candidates should be graduates of an
accredited conservation training program and have demonstrated
interest in ethnographic art.  Research experience is desirable.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the post is
filled.  Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and
resume, and to complete the online form


at their earliest convenience and no later than May 30, 2014.

Direct questions to

    Christine Moss
    Human Resources, FAMSF
    cmoss<-a t->famsf< . >org

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