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MMA Fellowships in Conservation

From: Floyd T. Sweeting III <metart1>
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 1995
MMA Fellowships in Conservation 1996-1997

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has made it possible for The
Metropolitan Museum of Art to award annual conservation fellowships
for training in one or more of the following Departments of the
Museum: Book Conservation, Paper Conservation, Paintings
Conservation, Textile Conservation, Objects Conservation, Musical
Instruments, Arms and Armor, The Costume Institute, and Asian Art
conservation.  Each Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship will
typically be one year in duration with the possibility of renewal
for up to two additional years.  Whenever possible, applicants to
this program should have reached an advanced level of experience or
training. Previous training and experience is not required for
applicants in Asian Art Conservation.

All fellowship recipients will be expected to spend the fellowship
in residence in the department with which they are affiliated.  It
is the responsibility of the applicant to discuss her or his
application in detail with the department and to obtain that
department's approval to submit the application; however, such
departmental approval should not be construed as assurance that a
fellowship will be awarded by the Grants Committee.

The stipend amount for one year is $20,000 with an additional $2,500
for travel.  Fellowships begin on September 1, 1996.  Application
must be made by letter and submitted by January 5, 1996 to:

    Fellowships in Conservation
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198
    Attn: Pia Quintano.

A typed application in triplicate should include the following:

    *   Name, home and present address, and telephone number (in
        triplicate).

    *   Full resume of education and professional experience (in
        triplicate).

    *   A statement, not to exceed one thousand words, describing
        what the applicant expects to accomplish in the fellowship
        period and how the Museum's facilities can be utilized to
        achieve the applicant's objectives (in triplicate).

    *   Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during
        fellowship period and proposed starting and ending dates (in
        triplicate).

    *   Three letters of recommendation, at least one professional
        and one academic (in triplicate).

    *   For Masters Degree and Pre-doctoral Applicants only:
        Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (original
        transcript plus two copies).

Applicants will be notified by March 29, 1996.

Note: The Book Conservation Department of the Thomas J. Watson
Library has several book conservation treatment projects planned and
is interested in accepting Mellon Fellowship applicants.  Any
questions regarding book conservation, contact Mindell Dubansky,
(212) 879-5500, w-3220. (Note  E-mail messages for Mindell Dubansky
can be mailed to this address in care of Floyd Sweeting.  You must,
however, contact Pia Quintano at the postal address given above to
apply for the fellowship directly.)

Floyd Thomas Sweeting III
Information Resources Librarian
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Thomas J. Watson Library
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
212 570-3935
Fax: 570-3847

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