7.6.16 – Kress Paper Fellowship
The Library, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
The Fellowship is open to Canadian or US graduates of Conservation programmes.
The Preservation and Conservation Department at the Library of Trinity College Dublin is accepting applications for a Samuel H. Kress Conservation Fellowship. The Fellowship will focus on the treatment of a papyrus Book of the Dead. This position will suit either a Paper or Papyrus Conservator and will involve carrying out the conservation treatment and materials analysis of the selected Book, as well as developing a template for the treatment, imaging, storage and display of the collection of Books of the Dead held in the Library.
The Kress Fellow will be encouraged to research the imagery, hieroglyphic text and named original owner of the Book of the Dead, as well as the history of the current 19th century mounting and framing system. The project will be led by the Preservation and Conservation Department with collaboration from the Manuscripts Department and the Department of Classical Studies.
The Kress Fellow will participate in advocacy and public engagement associated with the project, and other outreach activities of the Preservation and Conservation Department. They will join a dynamic department with 6 conservators, 2 preservation assistants, 1 technician, and 1 intern, and will participate in the responsibilities of the team in delivering the stewardship strategy for the library.
The Fellowship is funded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation, and awarded by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC), to the value of $32,000 US. The placement will run from October 2016 – September 2017.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae, along with two references to:
Keeper of Preservation and Conservation
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland
The closing date for receipt of applications is 29 July 2016. Interviews will be conducted via Skype in August 2016. The selection of the Fellow will be approved by FAIC.