The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum welcome applicants to The Megalli Conservation Research Fellowship establishing a new institutional initiative. Supported internally through the Murad Megalli Endowment, the fellow will support a long-term research project into the TM's Anatolian Kilim and Central Asian Ikat collections. The fellow will work under both the Chief Conservator and Senior Curator to enhance the efficiency of their technical research and train them in the critical nature of such collaboration later in their conservation careers. A recent graduate with a master's degree in art conservation is sought, ideally with a textile specialty.
The fellow will initiate research in the first years of the project with collections surveys and limited object treatment. They will later collaborate with TM staff to build an analytical team, begin in house technical and instrumental analyses, and coordinate external analyses amongst partners in the US and abroad. Presentation on these research efforts, including publication, will be facilitated.
One may apply via GWU's hiring portal, https://www.gwu.jobs/, posting # R001570 through May 13 2022. Please note the position title and details in the GW posting reflect university HR parlance; the attached job description is a more accurate picture of the position. This will be a full time position for a one year term. Renewal may be possible. The annual stipend is $43,000 with medical and dental benefits and a $1,000 travel and research allowance. The position start date is flexible, ideally in the fall or early winter of 2022.
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