University of Virginia Library, États-Unis
Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Charlottesville, VA
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The University of Virginia Library seeks a thoughtful and talented
candidate for a nine month Graduate Conservation Fellowship at the
University of Virginia Library. The fellowship is being made possible by a generous grant from the Kress Foundation
The Graduate Fellow will work primarily with special collections materials from the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, developing conservation treatment proposals, executing the approved treatment plan and maintaining documentation throughout. Given the UVA Library’s academic mission, the items prioritized for conservation treatment will support the instruction and outreach activities of the Library and treatment will facilitate access for research and classroom use. The Graduate Fellow will report to the Senior Book Conservator for UVA Library but will collaborate
with other library staff as appropriate.
The salary from the grant is $32,000. The successful candidate will receive an additional $9,000 from the University Library, since benefits are not included.
University of Miami Libraries and and Lowe Art Museum, États-Unis
The University of Miami Libraries (UML) and Lowe Art Museum offer a post-graduate fellowship in paper conservation for a 2-year term beginning June 1, 2017. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Collection Strategies (UML) with a matrix reporting relationship to the Assistant Director for Collections and Exhibitions in the Lowe Art Museum, the Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow will provide conservation services for the rich paper-based collections held in UML and the Lowe Art Museum. The Fellow will design and conduct condition surveys across library and art collections. The Fellow will plan and implement appropriate conservation treatment and housing solutions using institutional and outsourced resources as appropriate. The Fellow will conduct document examination, analysis, and treatments for rare books, other distinctive collections materials, or works of art on paper. The Fellow will collaborate with conservation staff, curators and digital program team members from the Libraries and Museum in preparing collections for digitization, exhibitions, loans, and outreach events. The Fellow will conduct preservation assessments of material being considered for addition to the Lowe Art Museum and UM Libraries collections, facilitating separate and joint (multi-format) acquisitions between the Lowe and Libraries.
The Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellow will have opportunities to engage in research, condition surveys, item-level treatment in the conservation laboratory, preventive conservation activities, exhibit and loan preparation, as well as conservation outreach. To further enhance training opportunities, inter-departmental collaboration is encouraged between conservators, digitization specialists, digital humanities researchers, curators, preparators, and other library and museum staff. The Fellow is expected to conduct an annual public lecture and carry out a publishable capstone research project.
This Fellowship is made possible thanks to a generous grant awarded to the University of Miami by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant is dedicated to fostering collaboration between the Lowe Art Museum and University of Miami Libraries through their shared effort to further faculty engagement with historical and artistic collections. In addition to supporting postgraduate fellowships in campus engagement and the conservation of art and archival works on paper, it establishes a programming fund to incentivize faculty to engage with University collections and enable the development of joint public programs that highlight these collections.