The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Conservation Science is a two-year position in the GCI's Museum Research Laboratory (MRL), open to those with recent doctoral degrees in chemistry or the physical sciences.

The postdoctoral Fellow will be an integral part of the MRL and will work closely with conservators and curators to address questions of authenticity, provenance, and artists' technique. The Fellow will assist in the evaluation of conservation treatment programs and conduct research on the properties and behavior of materials found in works of art. The Fellow will be exposed to the wide variety of materials composing works of art, as well as to the different needs and priorities of the various conservation subdisciplines (paintings, decorative arts, sculpture, antiquities, and works on paper). The Fellow will also be encouraged to develop an independent research project stemming from or relating to works of art.

The application deadline for the 2007–09 postdoctoral fellowship is November 1, 2006.

How to Apply for the Fellowship, Internship, and Scholars Programs

Detailed instructions, application forms, and additional information are available online at

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The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685 USA

310 440-7320, graduate internships
310 440-7374, postdoctoral fellowship and conservation scholars

310 440-7703

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