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Fellowship at Art Institute of Chicago

From: Frank Zuccari <fzuccari<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Paintings Conservation
Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is offering an Andrew W. Mellon
Fellowship in Paintings Conservation commencing in the late summer
or early fall.  The Fellowship will allow the individual to gain
experience in all aspects of paintings conservation while working in
a large museum setting.  Under the supervision of a an experienced
staff of conservators, the Fellow will carry out major and minor
treatments, examine and document paintings using a range of imaging
techniques including, normal and UV light imaging, x-radiography, IR
Reflectography, transmitted IR, image assembly and registration, and
will have the opportunity to conduct research, and be involved in a
range of preventive conservation, activities.

The Art Institute provides a well equipped Paintings Conservation
facility with an integrated Conservation Science laboratory
furnished with state of the art analytical instruments. Conservators
across the museum specializing in conservation of paintings,
objects, works on paper, photographs, textiles and books work in
close collaboration with Scientists and Curators on all aspect of
collections care.  Among many significant projects under way, the
AIC is working on a scholarly catalog of the its Impressionist
paintings, an undertaking that combines the expertise of Curators,
Conservators, Scientists, and the staffs of the Imaging, IT and
Publication departments.  An on line prototype for the catalog that
includes two works by Monet and one by Renoir, was published on the
AIC web site at the end of 2011. Publication of the full Renoir and
Monet volumes is due in 2013-14.

A successful candidate will have a master's degree in Painting
Conservation. Must have relevant experience range of treatment.
Examination experience.  Must be skilled in treatment, examination,
documentation, research and preventive conservation.

The deadline for submission of applications is June 30, 2012.
Commencement of the fellowship will depend on the candidate's
availability but must be no later than October 1, 2012.

Apply online at


The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access
employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Frank Zuccari
Grainger Executive Director of Conservation

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