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Fellowship at Winterthur

From: Lois Price <lprice<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Post graduate fellowship in Book and Paper Conservation
Winterthur Museum

The Winterthur Museum will host a two year post graduate fellowship
in book and paper conservation to begin by January, 2009. During the
two year fellowship, the conservation fellow will work in the
Library Conservation Laboratory with a dual emphasis on the
treatment of rare bound and unbound materials and the techniques of
collection care involved in exhibiting and maintaining a research
collection. The fellow will be supervised by the both the head of
the Library and the head of the Paper Laboratory.  The Fellow is
strongly encouraged to interact with curators, Winterthur/University
of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (WUDPAC) students, faculty,
and guest speakers by attending lectures and taking selected course
work in other disciplines including textiles, organic and inorganic
objects, photographs, paintings and conservation science. The Fellow
will have full access to Winterthur's Scientific Research and
Analysis Laboratory as well as the Winterthur and University of
Delaware Libraries and may assist in teaching in the WUDPAC program.
During the second year, the Fellow will undertake a
treatment/research project designed to integrate their conservation
interests and experience.

The Winterthur Library collections encompass a wide variety of
printed, manuscript, and visual materials that promote the
interdisciplinary study of American art, material culture and
everyday life. The collections support both visiting and residential
research fellowships as well as the research and exhibition needs of
the Winterthur Museum and two graduate programs.  Its resources
include more than 87,000 volumes of printed books and serials and
2,740 record groups of manuscripts and printed ephemera comprising
over a million individual items.

The stipend amount is $32,000 per year plus benefits and $3,000 for
travel and research each year.

Eligibility: Completion of graduate-level degree or equivalent in
book and paper conservation, including one or more college level
chemistry courses. The applicant must also have a basic knowledge of
book and paper history and technology and its application to the
care, treatment and assessment of collection objects.

Application: A complete application includes curriculum vitae, a one
page, single spaced statement summarizing the applicant's interests
and intent in this fellowship, a transcript of graduate studies and
a list of any other relevant course work, three sample condition and
treatment reports and three letters of recommendation.  All
materials must be submitted in English.  Deadline for receipt of
application: November 1, 2009. Interested candidates should forward
a cover letter and resume to

    Human resources
    Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
    Winterthur DE 19735
    jobs<-a t->winterthur< . >org

EOE

Lois Olcott Price
Director of Conservation
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
302-888-4633


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