Indian Conservation Fellowships
Metropolitan Museum of Art ( USA)
Eligibility: Any Graduate
Deadline: 1 July 13
Type: Full Time Hiring
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to announce a new program offering 16 Fellowships to Indian citizens engaged in the conservation of sculpture, paintings, and objects. Ministry of Culture invites applications for Conservation Fellowship.
Requirements : Fellows must be Indian citizens and should have a strong knowledge of spoken and written English. Preference will be given to conservators at a relatively early stage of their professional careers (approximately 3-8 years conservation experience) and employed by museums or other institutions in India concerned with the study, preservation, and display of the country’s artistic and cultural heritage. A basic academic background in conservation practice and artists’ materials is expected
Stipend, Travel and Benefits: Each Fellowship will be for a period of 3-6 months and include a pro-rated annual stipend of Rs.42,000, ranging from Rs.10,500 for 3 months to Rs.21,000 for 6 months. The stipend is intended to cover rent, food, and other living expenses during the Fellowship and is not intended as a replacement for salary. It is expected that the applicants’ salaries will continue at their home institutions as specified in the employer’s statement requested below. Fellows will receive up to Rs.6,000 for travel, which includes travel to the host institution, as well as possible research travel for conferences, seminars, and visits to other conservation departments or cultural institutions. Health care coverage, visa expenses, and costs for residence permits are also included. Fellows will be allotted Rs.1000 to purchase tools, equipment and supplies for use at! their home institutions.
How to apply
Applicants may submit applications electronically or as an unstapled, typed application in English. All application materials must be received by July 1, 2013. Receipt of application will be confirmed by e-mail or post. Successful candidates will be notified by August 15, 2013. Please direct questions and applications for Fellowships in sculpture, objects, furniture, and archaeological materials to:
The Sherman Fairchild Center for Objects Conservation,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10028-0198, USA