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Fellowship at Freer and Sackler Galleries

From: Andrew Hare <harean<-at->
Date: Monday, April 30, 2012
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Chinese Painting Conservation
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M.
Sackler Gallery, the national museums of Asian art for the United
States, are offering a one-year fellowship in Chinese painting
conservation. This fellowship offers intermediate to advanced-level
training for a candidate who demonstrates a commitment to a career
in Chinese painting conservation.  The fellow must have a high level
of technical skill, experience, and knowledge of the ethical and
professional principles that apply to the conservation of works of
art.  The fellow will receive training under the guidance of
specialists in the Department of Conservation and Scientific
Research.  Practical instruction will focus on traditional materials
and methods for restoring and remounting Chinese paintings in
combination with modern conservation principles and practices.
Training may include various techniques including dyeing and
preparing mounting papers and silks, applying lining papers,
compensating for losses, repairing creases, inpainting, and studying
mounting styles. The fellow will also gain practical experience in
museum operations and be expected to participate in departmental
activities including object examination and documentation,
exhibition rotations, and storage housing.

The fellowship is a one-year full-time position, beginning autumn
2012, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year.  The
stipend will be $45,000 with up to $5,000 of additional funding for
travel, research and related expenses.

This fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation.

For further information, please email dcsr<-at->si<.>edu

Application deadline: June 15, 2012.

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
the names and contact information of three references and may be
sent by email to dcsr<-at->asia<.>si<.>edu

Andrew Hare
Supervisory Conservator
East Asian Painting Conservation Studio
Department of Conservation and Scientific Research
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
PO Box 37012, MRC 707
Washington DC 20013-7012

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