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Fellowships Announced

From Conservation DistList 21:41.

New Research Fellowship at the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress announces a new dissertation research fellowship in partnership with the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and hosted by the Library’s Preservation Directorate.

The one-year fellowship through CLIR supports original-source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in the Preservation Directorate’s Research and Testing Division (PRTD). The fellowship is intended for doctoral students whose
dissertation project will benefit from the opportunity to closely examine the rich and extensive primary sources held by the Library, working with technical support and expert guidance from PRTD scientists.

PRTD is home to several recently renovated science laboratories that include new capabilities for analyzing the chemical, physical, and optical properties of objects using cutting-edge instrumentation for hyperspectral imaging, environmental scanning electron microscopy, x-ray fluorescence, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and other techniques. These technologies offer the latest non-destructive methods of direct examination and analysis of original-source documents and thereby create the possibility for new interpretations of those sources.

The one-year fellowship may start between June 1 and Sept 1, 2011.

Applications are due Friday, March 11, 2011.

For more information and application guidelines, see the website.

Dianne van der Reyden
Director for Preservation
Library of Congress
Washington, DC


Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship–paintings conservation
Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship–paper conservation

Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC)

The Balboa Art Conservation Center (BACC) is offering two one-year, post graduate Mellon Fellowships–one each in the conservation of paintings and works on paper. Interns will work with a wide variety of collection types performing conservation services in examination, treatment, analysis, and on-site surveys of various types.

Applicants should be recent graduates of recognized conservation training programs. The stipend is based upon a salary of $30,000 plus benefits, four weeks of research leave, and a $1,500 travel allowance in support of approved study projects. The fellowships are scheduled to begin in September 2011. Interested applicants should apply in writing with a resume, three letters of recommendation, and three examples of treatment experience. Please submit applications by Thursday, March 31, 2011 to:

Janet Ruggles
Executive Director
Balboa Art Conservation Center
PO Box 3755
San Diego, CA 92163

Digital applications will also be accepted and should be submitted to kwest [at] bacc__org.

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