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Subject: Fellowship at Peebles Island Resource Center

Fellowship at Peebles Island Resource Center

From: Deborah Lee Trupin <deborah.trupin<-a>
Date: Friday, May 9, 2014
(Partial) Samuel H. Kress Fellowship in Upholstery Conservation
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Bureau of Historic Sites
Peebles Island Resource Center
Waterford, NY

The New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, is pleased to offer a
12-week Kress Conservation Fellowship (to complete an unfinished
Kress Fellowship) in upholstery conservation.  The focus of the
Fellowship will be to examine, research, document, and treat a set
of early 19th century chairs from Schuyler Mansion State Historic
Site that now have modern upholstery and fabric.  In preparation for
the site's centenary as a New York State Historic Site in 2017,
Schuyler Mansion staff is working to improve the interpretation of
the site; treatment of these chairs is part of that project.

The Fellowship will afford the successful candidate the opportunity
to expand his or her knowledge of upholstery methods and styles and
upholstery conservation techniques.  In addition, the Fellow will
assist with other upholstery conservation projects in the textile
and furniture labs and travel with Peebles Island conservators to a
few of the New York State Historic Sites, gaining perspective on the
needs of upholstered furniture collections in historic house

The Fellowship is open to recent graduates of a recognized training
conservation program in the U.S. or Canada, or a U.S. citizen with a
graduate degree in conservation from an overseas program.
Applicants should have experience in textile and/or upholstery
conservation.  Students who will complete their graduate degrees in
2015 are eligible to apply.  The stipend for this partial Fellowship
is $9,000.

Please submit a cover letter stating your interest in the position,
your curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to

    Deborah Trupin
    Textile Conservator
    deborah.trupin<-a t->parks< . >ny< . >gov

While the time frame for the Fellowship is flexible, the deadline
for application materials is July 1, 2014.  It will be possible to
arrange to meet to discuss this at the AIC Annual Meeting.

This Fellowship is funded by a grant from Samuel H. Kress Foundation
to the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.

Deborah Lee Trupin
Textile Conservator
New York State Bureau of Historic Sites, Peebles Island
Waterford, NY 12188
518-237-8643 ext 3241

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