SRAL can look back on a long tradition of developing and hosting refresher courses abroad. In the past training courses have been held in Cuba, India and Russia. These initatives can also be realised through cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and organisations like the Stichting Cultuur Inventarisatie and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (Maastricht, The Netherlands), the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington D.C., USA), and The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, (Brussels, Belgium), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to announce an extension for five years (2016-2021) of the Indian Conservation Fellowship Program. The Fellowships are designed to broaden the experience of conservators currently working in art and cultural heritage museums and institutions in India. The Fellowships will be for a period of 3–6 months each with 6–8 Fellowships awarded annually over the next 5 years. Fellows must be Indian citizens and should have strong knowledge of spoken and written English. Preference will be given to conservators at a relatively early stage of their professional careers (approximately 3–8 years conservation experience) and employed by museums or other institutions in India concerned with the study, preservation, and display of the country’s artistic and cultural heritage. A basic academic background in conservation practice and artists’ materials is expected. Interested applicants should wait to apply for the announcement which will be issued on a yearly basis each autumn. Selected candidates will be interviewed. Further information is available from Kate Seymour, Head of Education, SRAL (firstname.lastname@example.org)