Pasantías en conservación en Penn Museum

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology is hiring two conservation fellows for a 12-month period to conduct a conservation survey, to rehouse and treat two separate but related parts of the Museum’s South American collection: pottery and textiles from the site of Pachacamac, Peru. These post-graduate fellowships are supported by a grant from the IMLS scheduled to begin in July 2011. The Fellows will be supervised by the Head of Conservation and Keepers of the Penn Museum's American Collection. The completion of the project will protect and increase accessibility to the collection for future class use, scholarly research, and public exhibition.

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) is an internationally renowned educational and research institution dedicated to the understanding of cultural diversity and the exploration of the history of humankind, Today, the Penn Museum is at the forefront of archaeological and anthropological research, having conducted over 400 expeditions worldwide and today remaining engaged in 50 active research projects. Through this work, Penn Museum has been able to amass a superb one million+ piece collection that not only includes significant and visually compelling artifacts and ethnographic materials but also their highly informative cultural contexts.

Penn Museum’s archaeological holdings from Pachacamac, Peru were excavated by the renowned archaeologist and scholar, Max Uhle, in 1895-1896. Situated on Peru’s arid southern coast, the city of Pachacamac was the most important sacred center in the
Andean region for over 1,000 years in late prehistory. Uhle recovered 2,000 textiles and 1,500 ceramic vessels, which are the focus of this project.

The Fellows will have the opportunity to work closely with the Museum's curators, collections staff, and other specialists. Applicants must hold a master's degree in conservation and be recent graduates of a recognized conservation training program
and must be legally entitled to work in the United States and non U.S. citizens must provide proof of health insurance coverage. The fellows will receive an annual stipend of $34,000. Compensation will include the Museum’s benefits package.
Interested applicants should submit a one page letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact details for three references electronically to:

Lynn A. Grant
Head Conservator