Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship: “Cultures of Conservation”
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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Post-graduate Fellowship: “Cultures of Conservation” at the Bard Graduate Center
The Bard Graduate Center invites applications for one two-year post-graduate fellowship funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation designed to help bridge the gap between objects as studied by conservators and objects as studied by academics in the human sciences (Art History, History, Archaeology, Anthropology). The fellowship is part of “Cultures of Conservation,” an initiative designed to model a new graduate curriculum at the B.G.C. The five years of the grant (2012-17) will see the development of new courses, new seminars and new research and teaching positions all of which aim to bring the knowledge created by conservators into the intellectual apparatus of humanities graduate students and professors.
The Mellon Fellowship will be awarded to a scholar wishing to pair on a project with a conservator or conservation scientist in the New York area. Candidates will be judged on the merits and scope of the proposed research. Fellows must have at least a Master’s degree, and preference will be given to emerging scholars. The Fellow will teach at least one course in the second year of the fellowship on his or her project together with the partnering conservator or conservation scientist. Fellows will receive an office, salary of $40,000 and free accommodation in midtown Manhattan. The conservator or conservation scientist will receive $10,000 for their full participation in this project. Appointment will be as of 1 July 2013 and will continue through 30 June 2015.
The BGC is a graduate research institute committed to studying the cultural history of the material world, drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history, economic and cultural history, history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology.
For additional information about the BGC, see www.bgc.bard.edu. Applications should include from (a) the prospective fellow: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, project description, sample publication (SASE), and a list of three references; from (b) the collaborating conservator or conservation scientist: a curriculum vitae and a letter indicating their willingness and ability to participate in the project, including the teaching component, and an assessment of the feasibility and desirability of the conservation project. All these materials should be gathered together and sent by 5 January 2013 to Dean Elena Pinto Simon/Mellon Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications. The BGC is an AA/EOE employer.
Dean Elena Pinto Simon/Mellon Fellowship Search Committee, Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture, 38 W. 86th Street, New York, NY 10024. No electronic applications.
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