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Fellowship at Guggenheim Museum

From: Hillary Torrence <htorrence<-a>
Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Post-doctoral Fellowship in conservation science
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is seeking candidates for a
one-year conservation science post-doctoral fellow position.  The
fellow will conduct scientific research and analysis to inform the
preservation of modern and contemporary artworks.  The position will
feature a pioneering collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of
Art Department of Scientific Research, which will provide mentorship
for the fellow and access to advanced analytical equipment.  As the
first scientist at the Guggenheim, the fellow will work with the
conservation team to expand resources, promote informed conservation
through scientific study, and support art historical materials
research.  This fellowship provides an opportunity to study with
renowned scientists at the Metropolitan Museum, to work on an
important collection of modern and contemporary artworks, and to
help establish a framework for science within the Guggenheim
conservation lab.  Projects will present an opportunity to publish
research findings in collaboration with conservators and curators.
There is a possibility the fellowship may be extended beyond one
year, dependent on securing additional funding.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated
to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of
the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education
programs, research initiatives, and publications.  The Guggenheim
network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim
Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection,
Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
(opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in
development).  Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation
continues to forge international collaborations that take
contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the
museum.  More information about the foundation can be found at


Supervisory Responsibilities: There are no direct reports associated
with this position.

Key Responsibilities:

    Collaborate with conservators, curators and scientists at the
    Guggenheim and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in order to
    research the collection and design innovative collaborative
    projects to further materials research

    Act as the liaison with the Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Report and interpret analytical findings

Qualifications and Requirements:

    Ph.D. in a physical science or related discipline

    Significant knowledge or supplemental degree in conservation,
    fine arts or art history

    Competency in analytical technologies such as FTIR, GC-MS, SEM,
    EDS, XRF, Raman and related software applications

    Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Demonstrated interest in modern and contemporary art and

    Independent and innovative approach

The Guggenheim offers a competitive salary and excellent medical,
dental, life, disability, and retirement plan coverage.  Our staff
also enjoys generous vacation, sick leave and personal days, access
to a variety of cultural institutions, discounts to museum stores,
and a stimulating and collegial work environment.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter,
including salary expectations, to employment<-a t->guggenheim< . >org.
Indicate the job title "Postdoctoral Science Fellow" in the subject

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity

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