Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library seeks two part-time conservation assistants for a two year grant-supported project to clean and lacquer or re-lacquer approximately 500 pieces from its extensive collection of early American silver. Working under the supervision of Winterthur staff in objects conservation, both conservation assistants will first receive training in the appropriate procedures used to remove failed coatings from silver and silver plated objects, gently clean the surface, remove all polish residues, and then lacquer the silver objects through brush or spray application.
Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Objects Conservation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the only facility in the United States dedicated exclusively to the exhibition 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 a post-graduate fellowship in conservation