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Preservation and Protest: Advanced Fellowship in Racial Justice Collections Care

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS! The Midwest Art Conservation Center (MACC) is partnering with the George Floyd Global Memorial to offer a new Fellowship in Racial Justice Collections Care. This is a 12-week, full-time position in Minneapolis with a stipend of $11,000 to begin in January of 2021.

The Fellow will work with MACC\’s Preventive Conservation department and the George Floyd Global Memorial on a variety of collections care activities including art handling, general collections assessment, conservation documentation, collection database use, and technical research and writing. The Fellow will gain first-hand experience of art conservation evaluation techniques and approaches through participation in preservation work at the George Floyd Global Memorial and other collecting institutions in the region. The Fellow will work jointly at the MACC labs and the George Floyd Global Memorial, where they will have the opportunity to work closely with the staff and volunteers. The goals of the program include advancing the skills of an individual for an on-going or potential career in collections stewardship and supporting the preservation work at the George Floyd Global Memorial.

A successful applicant will demonstrate cultural competence in the Black community of the United States, an understanding of racial justice history, and an interest in a career in collections stewardship. Applications from Minneapolis residents and candidates with a college degree completed or in-progress are particularly encouraged.


To apply, please email or send a current resume, two letters of reference, and a personal statement describing how this experience will benefit you professionally and/or how you intend to use the skills learned to:

[email protected]
Midwest Art Conservation Center
2400 Third Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404
612 870-3120

MACC is a nonprofit center for art conservation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. MACC provides comprehensive art conservation services in Paintings, Objects, Paper, and Textiles. The staff of twelve conservation professionals are collaborative, collegial, and work innovatively with the curatorial and collection professionals at hundreds of non-profit collecting institutions including fine art museums, historical societies, universities, Native cultural centers, city governments, libraries, and archives. MACC is located within the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

This Fellowship is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.