Historic New England, États-Unis
Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Haverhill, MA
Historic New England is seeking applications for a 12-month postgraduate fellowship in the conservation of objects/ wooden artifacts beginning in the fall of 2017.
This fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the examination, care and treatment of objects held in the collection. Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional preservation organization in the United States, and owns and operates 37 historic house museums in five states, from Rhode Island[i] to mid-coast Maine. With more than 123,000 objects, Historic New England has the most comprehensive and best documented collection of New England decorative arts and household furnishings in the country. These collections, which date from the mid-seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries, include a range of domestic items including European and American decorative arts, furniture, textiles, wallpaper and paintings, as well as cooking, lighting and heating equipment.
The successful candidate will work closely with the objects and wooden artifacts conservators in a spacious, productive and well-equipped conservation laboratory and will participate in all aspects and duties of the conservation lab including the examination, care and treatment of collection objects, preventive conservation, risk management and Integrated Pest Management, both within the collection facilities and on-site at Historic New England houses around New England.