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Fellowship at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

From: Amanda Johnson <ajohnson>
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Fellowship in Contemporary Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The Conservation Department at the San Francisco Museum of Modern
Art is pleased to offer a two-year, advanced Fellowship in the
conservation of contemporary art. The Fellowship will begin in late
Fall 2007. The Fellow will participate in a museum experience,
focusing on 20, 2007 and 21st century art, that includes the
conservation disciplines of paper, paintings, objects, and
photographs as well as the Museum's on-going preservation efforts
for electronic media. In keeping with the nature of contemporary
art, the Fellowship is designed to initiate collaboration between
conservation disciplines. Honoring disciplinary expertise, the
Fellow will be supervised by the staff conservator affiliated with
her/his specialty.

Due to fundamental philosophical shifts that accompanied the making
of art after 1945, contemporary art often requires problem solving,
which diverges from traditionally prescribed conservation measures.
In addition to performing technical examination and treatment on
works in the museum's collection, the Fellowship will give focus to
the non-traditional methods that are employed in creating, and
caring for, contemporary works of art. The Fellowship will also
include activities such as exhibition planning, installation and
collection research. Since information about artists' materials,
processes and intentions may be among the most important
contributions conservators of contemporary art can make toward
future care of collections, effective methods for documenting these
factors will be explored. The Fellow will undertake research and/or
a specific project related to contemporary art and will be
encouraged to present a paper or publish the findings.

The applicant should have a graduate degree from a recognized
training program (or equivalent experience) and one to two years of
post-graduate experience. A specialization in painting, objects,
paper, or photographs conservation is required. The applicant should
have enough experience to be able to work with a degree of
independence in the studio. The ability to collaborate creatively
with other conservators and museum staff members is essential.

Stipend: $30,000 plus benefits with $2000 for research and travel to
conferences.

For more details, contact SFMOMA Conservation Department at (415)
357-4054. All applications and supporting documents must be received
by April 27, 2007. Candidates should submit curriculum vitae,
including undergraduate and graduate education, and relevant
experience; a statement (no more than one page) as to the
candidate's reason for applying, and two letters of support to:

    Elise S. Haas Conservation Department
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
    151 3rd Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103.


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