NEH Fellowship in Painting Conservation (Norfolk, VA, USA)

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia ( is offering a fellowship in the conservation of paintings.
The Fellowship will focus on the study, examination and treatment of paintings. The successful candidate will gain experience working on a wide range of paintings from ancient to contemporary in the museum’s conservation laboratory. They will participate in all departmental activities including documentation, analysis and research on the Chrysler’s extensive collection. The conservation fellow will also be involved in planning installations, changing exhibitions, assessments and loans as well as interacting with the public through gallery talks and demonstrations.
Fellowship will be available beginning in the fall of 2018, and will include a $33,000 stipend plus benefits, including health insurance and up to $1500 travel allowance for research and conferences. The fellowship runs for one year and may be extended for an additional year. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2018.
Candidates will be considered who are currently enrolled in or have recently graduated from a recognized conservation training program, or who have similar training or experience. The individual selected must be legally entitled to work in the United States. No visa assistance is available.
Interested candidates should submit their resume, two professional references as well as a cover letter. Finalists will be contacted and asked to submit examples from their portfolio of selected treatments. Send application materials to:
    Mark Lewis
    Chrysler Museum of Art
    One Memorial Place
    Norfolk, VA 23510
    Fax: 757-664-6201