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Fellowship at Harvard

From: Kathleen Kennelly <kathleen_kennelly<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Australian Conservation Science Fellow Straus Center for
Conservation and Technical Studies Harvard Art Museums

The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies is seeking
a conservation scientist/conservator for a 9-month research
fellowship in the field of conservation science.  This one-time
fellowship was created by the Harvard Committee on Australian
Studies and the Harvard Art Museums to foster the development of
conservation science in Australian art galleries and museums.  This
position represents an opportunity to train in a lab focused on the
analysis of art.  Reporting to the senior conservation scientist,
the fellow works with scientists, conservators, conservation
fellows, curators, and academic art historians, utilizing a broad
range of art and artists' materials collections in the Harvard Art
Museums and other institutions.  Emphasis will be shared between
traditional and modern/contemporary artists' materials and
techniques, including Australian Aboriginal artists' materials.  The
fellowship will partially overlap with the exhibition Everywhen: The
Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia.  The fellow will
provide analytical services to the Harvard Art Museums' conservators
and curators in the study and preservation of the collections and
documents findings.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Basic Qualifications: Accreditation from a recognized conservation
training program and/or minimum B.Sc. (Hons.) chemistry/physical
science, combined with experimental research experience and an
ability to conduct academic research required.

Additional Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a high
level of scientific achievement and a serious interest in continuing
scientific research on artists' materials and techniques once they
return to their home institution.  Experience with microscopy of
diverse types, image analysis, and advanced computational skills
desirable.  Strong oral and written communications skills required.
Demonstrated interest in the visual arts, record of publication
and/or presentation, and knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Additional Information: The Straus Center has a long history of
multidisciplinary collaboration among scientists, curators, and art
historians.  The Harvard Art Museums house world-renowned art
collections and important study collections of art and artists'
materials.  The laboratories are equipped with polarized light and
reflectance/UV fluorescence microscopes, and GC-MS, MALDI-TOF-MS,
FT-IR, Raman, and XRF spectrometers.  Beyond the resources of the
center, Harvard University and other local universities and museums
offer access to specialized analytical equipment and a large
scientific community.  The aim of this fellowship is to foster and
encourage scientific investigation of cultural heritage in

Please note this is a term position beginning June 1, 2015, ending
February 29, 2016.

Application Instructions: A complete application includes a
curriculum vitae and statement of interest, not to exceed one page,
single-spaced, summarizing the applicant's interests and intent in
the fellowship.

Please apply online Search by School/Unit: Harvard
    Art Museums

Application deadline: December 1, 2014 Interview notification:
December 15-18, 2014 Interviews held: January 12-16, 2015

Inquiries may be directed to: am_straus<-a t->harvard< . >edu.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected
veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Kathleen Kennelly
Conservation Administrator Straus Center for Conservation and
    Technical Studies
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Fax: 617-495-0322

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