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FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowship

Description

FAIC offers funds for the publication of manuscripts on conservation topics. The FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowships have been funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation since 1994. The goal is to improve the quality and quantity of publications in the field of conservation by encouraging conservation professionals to prepare publishable manuscripts. The cash awards (currently $30,000 and payable in three installments as the manuscript progresses) are designed to enable conservation professionals to take time off from their work to finalize their manuscript. Applicants must be current Professional Associate or Fellow members of AIC. Applications will not be accepted by electronic transmission or facsimile and must be received by November 1.

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Past Fellowship Recipients

FAIC has awarded 42 Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowships since 1994. Of these, 22 have been published as of 2015, and additional authors are currently working with publishers. The Fellowships have made an outstanding impact on the field of conservation. FAIC is committed to the production and dissemination of reference works for conservation professionals, and is very grateful to The Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its support for this project.

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2016
Gwen Spicer, Using Magnets in Conservation


2015
Michele Marincola and Lucretia Kargere, The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture: History, Methodology, Practice
2014
Carolyn Riccardelli and George Wheeler, After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's Adam
2013
Elissa O'Loughlin, A Conservation Guide to Pressure Sensitive Tapes:  History, Identification, Treatment
2012
Blythe McCarthy, Chinese Paintings and the Introduction of Non-traditional Materials
Kazuko Hioki, Printed Books as Artifacts from Japan of the Edo Period (1603-1867)
2011
Steven Weintraub, Illumination of Museum Collections:  New Perspectives on Perception, Preservation, and Sustainability
2010
Barbara Appelbaum, Guide to Preservation of Collections
Sylvie Pénichon, Care and Identification of 20th Century Color Photographs

2009
Mary-Lou Florian, Cellulosic Facts: Cellulosic Materials in Heritage Objects; Structure, Chemistry, Identification, and Conservation Concerns


2008
Martin Jürgens, Identification and Conservation of Digital Prints
Julia Miller, Books Will Speak Plain:  A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings in Rare and General Book Collections
2007
Eric Hansen, Lime Mortars and Plasters: Their Technology and Analysis
2006
Yoshiyuki Nishio, Japanese Folding Screens
2005
Cathleen A. Baker, Nineteenth-Century American Paper: Technologies, Materials, Characteristics, and Conservation
Gay Myers & Lance Mayer, The Art and Mystery of Painting: American Painters on Technique
Toby Jonathan Raphael, Conservation Standards for Museum Exhibitions
2004
María Fernanda Valverde, Photographic Negatives – Guide for Identification and Preservation
2003
Sylvia Albro, The History of Hand-papermaking in Fabriano    
Vicki Cassman, Human Remains: A Guide for Conservators, Museums, Universities, and Law Enforcement Agencies
Roy Perkinson, Translation of Max Schweidler’s The Restoration of Prints, Drawings, Books, etc.
2002
Harold Mailand, While Not in Use:  Traditions in Preserving Textiles and Costumes
Julie Reilly & Jane Merritt, Keepers of the House
Valentine Walsh, The Pigment Compendium

2001
Irene Brückle, Water in Paper Conservation
Alice Boccia Paterakis, The Conservation of Inorganic Archaeological Objects    
Ellen Pearlstein, Preventive Conservation for the Practicing Conservator
George Wheeler, Alkoxysilanes for Stone Consolidation


2000
Julie Biggs, The Conservation of Iron-Gall Ink on Paper
Elizabeth S. Goins, The Analysis of Historic Cementious Materials
1999
Mary-Lou Florian, Organic Material: Workbooks
Chandra Reedy, Thin Section Petrography of Cultural Materials
John Watson, Voices in the Wind:  The Preservation of Historic Organs
1998
Melanie Gifford, Netherlandish Painting in the Early 17th Century
Nancy Odegaard, Spot Tests for Materials Characterization
Glenn Wharton, Conservation Issues in the Design of Public Art

1996
Barbara Appelbaum, Conservation Treatment Methodology
Pamela Hatchfield, Pollutants in the Museum Environment
Marianne Webb, Lacquer:  Technology and Conservation


1995
Lois Olcott Price, Fabrication and Preservation of American Architectural Drawings Created Prior to 1930


1994
Nancy Davis, General Conservation Assessments:  A Review
Michele R. Derrick, Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science
Randy Silverman, Book Repair: History and Technique

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