FAIC/Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowship


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 must be received by November 1.

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Past Fellowship Recipients

FAIC has awarded 46 Samuel H. Kress Conservation Publication Fellowships since 1994. Of these, 26 have been published as of 2017, 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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Matthew Hayes, What Burckhardt Saw: Restoration and the Invention of the Renaissance, c. 1840-1904

Gwen Spicer, Using Magnets in Conservation

Michele Marincola and Lucretia Kargere, The Conservation of Medieval Polychrome Wood Sculpture: History, Methodology, Practice
Carolyn Riccardelli and George Wheeler, After the Fall: The Conservation of Tullio Lombardo's Adam
Elissa O'Loughlin, A Conservation Guide to Pressure Sensitive Tapes:  History, Identification, Treatment
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)
Steven Weintraub, Illumination of Museum Collections:  New Perspectives on Perception, Preservation, and Sustainability
Barbara Appelbaum, Guide to Preservation of Collections
Sylvie Pénichon, Care and Identification of 20th Century Color Photographs

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

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
Eric Hansen, Lime Mortars and Plasters: Their Technology and Analysis
Yoshiyuki Nishio, Japanese Folding Screens
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
María Fernanda Valverde, Photographic Negatives – Guide for Identification and Preservation
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.
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

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

Julie Biggs, The Conservation of Iron-Gall Ink on Paper
Elizabeth S. Goins, The Analysis of Historic Cementious Materials
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
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

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

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

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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