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Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Training Fellowship in Paintings Conservation

The Walters Art Museum is offering an exciting opportunity to an emerging professional conservator to work in a very active museum laboratory that focuses on preventive collections care, treatment, research and public outreach. This is an Andrew W. Mellon advanced training fellowship in paintings conservation to begin October, 2014. The fellowship is for one-year, but may be renewed for a second year.

The Walters is a dynamic museum with collections from around the world including late medieval to early 20th century paintings from the East and West on a variety of supports. The Conservation and Technical Research Division staff members work collaboratively across all divisions of the museum and are committed to professional activities both nationally and internationally. The Fellow will be encouraged to also play an active role in a broad range of professional activities.

Generally the Fellow will work 50% of his/her time on the museum’s programmatic priorities, including activities relating to exhibitions, installations, loans and preventive care of the permanent collections, as well as public outreach through the museum’s popular public “Conservation Window.” The remaining time the Fellow will focus on a research project, culminating in a publishable paper.

The selected candidate will receive a stipend of $42,000 including funds for travel/research, plus health insurance coverage. Candidates should be graduates of a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience. Applications, including a letter of interest, current résumé, and two letters of recommendation, should be sent to Deadline for applications is August 8th, 2014.

An EOE/A drug, alcohol and drug-free environment.