Announcements

Today’s Conservation DistList had a couple interesting announcements I wanted to pass along (in case you don’t get the DistList in your inbox).

First, Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa, formerly of the Kilgarlin Center, has accepted a new position at the University of Delaware.

The Art Conservation Department at the University of Delaware is pleased to announce the appointment of Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa as adjunct assistant professor, effective July 1, 2010. While Ellen will continue to live in Austin, Texas, she will travel to DE from time to time to share her vast knowledge of and experience with preservation administration and management in libraries and archives across our nation.  Ellen is an exceptional advocate for the preservation of cultural heritage and an outstanding fundraiser, collaborator, teacher, and mentor.

Next, the Mellon Foundation has teamed up with the British Museum to create a postdoctoral fellowship for research scientists. Further information on how to apply will be made public shortly.

The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the British Museum is delighted to announce that, with support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it is now able to establish a long-term programme of postdoctoral research fellowships for scientists. An endowment of $1,250,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will be combined with funds raised by the British Museum to be used over the next 16 years (2010-2026) to provide a sequence of eight three-year fellowships.

Finally, the Blue Shield has set up a FaceBook page on its efforts to support the recovery of cultural heritage in Haiti. They are looking for experts to help in this effort. You can find info on their website. There is a U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, too, which also has info on its website regarding Haiti. If you don’t know about the Blue Shield, it is like the Red Cross or Red Crescent but for cultural materials.

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