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Fellowships at the National Museum of the American Indian

From: Marian Kaminitz <kaminitzm>
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2003
Short-term Fellowships
Conservation Department
National Museum of the American Indian
Cultural Resources Center
Suitland MD
January 5 - March 12, 2004

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is offering up to
two ten-week fellowships in ethnographic artifact and textile
conservation funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The
Conservation Laboratory and NMAI's Cultural Resource Center in
Suitland, MD (Metro DC area) is the work site.  Projects will focus
primarily on the survey and treatment of artifacts for exhibits in
the new museum building on the National Mall in Washington, DC
(scheduled to open in 2004) and other on-going exhibit and
publication projects.  The projects are intended to cultivate
practical skills as well as to foster a solid understanding of the
contexts of material culture, the philosophies of conservation at
NMAI, and the ethics of the conservation profession.  Museum
programming involves collaboration with Native Peoples in the
development of appropriate methods of care for, and interpretation
of, their cultural materials.

Candidates who are recently graduated from a recognized conservation
program and demonstrate a career interest in the conservation of
material culture of indigenous peoples of North, South and Central
American will be especially welcome.

Applications, postmarked no later than November 15, 2003, must
include:  a cover letter explaining candidate's interests and intent
in applying for the project, curriculum vitae including basic
biographical information with current and permanent addresses and
telephone numbers, three letters of recommendation (one personal and
two academic/professional), and transcripts of undergraduate and
graduate work (cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better is expected).

Notifications will be sent by November 30, 2003.  The 10-week winter
project includes a generous stipend.  Dates for the Fellowships are
January 5 - March 12, 2004.

NMAI is an equal opportunity employer.  All applications should be
sent to:

    Marian A. Kaminitz
    National Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian Institution
    Cultural Resources Center, MRC 541
    4220 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD  20746.

For more information please call: 301-238-6624 ext. 6322 or email
kaminitzm [at] nmaicrc__si__edu


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