Kress Fellowship in Paintings Conservation

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Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
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Monday, 10 May, 2021 - 00:00

The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields seeks candidates for a 12 month fellowship in Painting Conservation, funded by the Kress Foundation. The Kress Fellow will work with IMA conservators and scientists to analyze and treat paintings by Camille Pissarro and his sons, Lucien and George Pissarro. The primary goal of the technical study is to identify various materials and techniques used by the family of artists, and to trace the evolution of Camille's technique over four decades as he moved from Impressionism into experimentation with Neo-Impressionism.

The Kress Fellow will have access to the IMA's state-of-the-art Conservation Science Laboratory and will collaborate with conservation scientists to perform instrumental analysis and conduct research at a level unmatched by most art museums.

The project will culminate in an online technical catalog to make the research widely accessible to the conservation community and the public. The Fellow also will be encouraged to present research findings at a conference and/or publish findings in a peer reviewed journal.

While the fellowship will be largely focused on the Pissarro research project, opportunities to gain experience in the wider museum activities will also be offered. Examples include preventative conservation initiatives and the examination and preparation of items for exhibition and loan.

The Fellowship salary is $37,000, and the position includes a competitive package of benefits. Free housing on the museum campus also is offered. The fellowship is funded by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation and administered by the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.

Application Procedure:
For a full job description and to apply visit the Newfields website. All application materials must be submitted through the online portal:

Please provide your resume, a letter of interest (including a brief description of your qualifications and previous academic and research experience), and a list of 3 professional references with email addresses and phone numbers.
Applicants must have a Master's degree (or equivalent) from a recognized graduate conservation training program and must be either a resident or citizen of the U.S. or Canada, or a recent graduate from a conservation graduate program in the U.S. or Canada. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
The deadline for applications is May 10th, 2021.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Newfields offers dynamic experiences with art and nature for guests of all ages. The mid-town, 152-acre cultural campus features the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among the ten largest, most historic general art museums in the nation. It also is home to the Lilly House, a National Historic Landmark; The Garden, containing 40 acres of contemporary and historic cultivations, a working greenhouse and orchard; and The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres, one of the largest art and nature parks in the country. For more information about the campus, visit