[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2011-12-13

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Tue Dec 13 08:34:14 PST 2011

In This Issue:
1. Façade Restoration Grants Available
2. Museum Offers Curatorial Residency
The Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is offering
“Diamonds in the Rough” grants to restore or reconstruct heavily
altered building facades. The emphasis is on commercial buildings in
historic downtown districts. The application deadline is Jan. 27, 2012.
The grants provide financial support for projects such as exposing
transom windows, removing aluminum or wood paneling that covers the
original features, and restoring missing decorative features like
cornices. The purpose is to return the buildings to their historic
appearance and potentially qualify them for historic register
designation. National Register designation contributes to eligibility
for state and federal incentives for further work on the property.
Visit www.oregonheritage.org ( http://www.oregonheritage.org/ )for
application forms. Potential applicants may contact Grants and Outreach
Coordinator Kuri Gill at 503-986-0685 or Kuri.Gill at state.or.us for more
information on the grant program and to discuss projects. 
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is seeking
applications for a one-year paid residency for entry-level Native
American museum professionals interested in pursuing museum careers or
those early in established careers who feel they would benefit from a
residency at NMAI. Applications for the first round are due by Jan. 15,
2012. NMAI will notify the successful candidate by Feb. 1, and work will
commence the 3rd week of March 2012. The residency may be extended for a
second year based upon exemplary performance.  
The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to the museum
profession through academic preparation, experience with paid or
volunteer work at museums or community cultural centers, experience with
exhibitions and/or collections research, and/or a track record of
community-based scholarship.  The Curatorial Resident will join the
staff of NMAI’s Museum Scholarship group in exhibition development
and/or collections research projects.  
Applications should include a complete curriculum vitae or professional
resume; an essay of no more than 1200 words describing the candidate’s
career goals for museum work; what the candidate hopes to gain from the
residency experience; and why the NMAI in particular can play an
important role in the candidate’s career development; and a letter of
support from an academic or community-based sponsor or mentor. 
Consideration will be given to candidates who can demonstrate how their
experience will benefit their communities.
 Send applications to Patricia Scott, Cultural Resources Center, 4220
Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746-2863. For queries email David W.
Penney at penneyd at si.edu .

Save the dates for the 2012 Oregon Heritage Conference: April 26 -28!

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