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Study opportunity in Georgia

From: Abigail Choudhury <achoudhury<-at->
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Preventive Conservation
A hands-on study experience
January 18-February 1, 2013
Ossabaw Island, Georgia
Organized and led by David Bayne


Deadline: November 12

This program is made possible by a grant from the National Endowment
for the Humanities and by funds from the FAIC Endowment for
Professional Development.

This is a unique opportunity to study and apply preventive
conservation techniques in a historic house on a wilderness barrier
island off the coast of Savannah, Georgia.

Six participants will join project leaders for this in-depth
experience at the Torrey West House on Ossabaw Island.  The island
is reachable only by chartered boat, and participants will bring
supplies and food from the mainland.

There is no registration fee.  The six selected participants will
provide their own round trip transportation to Savannah, Georgia and
food for meals.  Each participant will receive a $300 stipend toward
these expenses.  The Ossabaw Island Foundation and FAIC will provide
boat transportation to the island, hotel lodging in Savannah on the
night of Friday, January 18, 2013 and lodging January 19-31, 2013 in
the historic "Clubhouse" maintained by the Foundation.  The group
will return to Savannah on Thursday, February 1, 2013.

To apply, please send a detailed letter describing your interest in
preventive conservation and a resume or c.v. (be sure to include all
current contact information) by November 12, 2013 to:


Acceptance decisions will be announced by November 30, 2012.  Late
applications will be considered if space is still available. You may
also contact

    Abigail Choudhury

for specific questions.

About the Instructors and Project Leaders:

    David Bayne is a conservator with the New York State Office of
    Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP), Bureau
    of Historic Sites at Peeble Island.  He organized and taught for
    last year's "Preventive Conservation" project.  He is is a
    Professional Associate of the American Institute for
    Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.

    Michele Phillips is a Paper Conservator at NYSOPRHP, Bureau of
    Historic Sites.  Ms. Phillips is a graduate of the MAC program
    at Queen's University Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and a
    conservator of paper and photographic materials. Over her career
    in both private and institution-based conservation she has
    worked with a diversity of library, archive and fine art
    collections with a special emphasis on mold remediation. Michele
    currently serves as Board Chair of Museumwise, a state-wide
    museum service organization and is a Professional Associate of
    the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic

    Emily Schuetz Stryker is in her third year of the
    Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation
    (WUDPAC), specializing in textile conservation with an
    additional concentration in preventive conservation.  She is
    currently spending her third year internship at the Philadelphia
    Museum of Art.

Abigail Choudhury
Development and Education Associate
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic
    and Artistic Works
1156 15th Street NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20005-1714
Fax: 202-452-9328

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