The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the only facility in the United States dedicated exclusively to the treatment and preservation of Africa’s traditional and contemporary arts. With the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Museum is pleased to offer to an emerging professional the opportunity for a full-time, 2-year term position working with museum conservation staff on all aspects of collections care.
Fellowship appointments are for 1 year with the potential for a 1 year renewal. They commence in the fall and include a $37,000 stipend, with additional funds up to $5,000 for medical insurance, relocation, research related expenses, and conference registration. The fellowships take place at the Emil Buehler Conservation Laboratory in the Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center, Chantilly VA.
The preservation and re-staging of artworks created for computers and networked computers has proven challenging for collection caretakers. “Software” seems to be abundant and fluid outside of memory institutions, upon entering it appears scarce and incredibly complicated.
The Library of Congress Conservation Division is pleased to announce a lecture given by Paul Messier, Head, Lens Media Lab, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University, on “Expressive Dimensions of Photographic Paper” Tuesday, July 12, from 10:30 – 11:30 am, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Pickford Theater (Third Floor), 101 Independence Ave SE.