The Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation Staff conducts in-person presentations between October and February with a focus on schools in the western region due to our geographical location. Our audience is primarily currently enrolled undergraduate students in classes such as art history, museums studies, studio art, archaeology, anthropology, chemistry, ethnic studies and an other field that may relate to our interdisciplinary discipline. Our aim is to connect with students and recent post-baccalaureates who might be interested in exploring a potential career in conservation.
Upcoming Online Information Sessions
Are you interested in preserving art and cultural heritage? Come learn about conservation and this upcoming unique and exciting summer program! The Andrew W. Mellon Opportunity for Diversity in Conservation is a program that introduces students and recent graduates from historically underrepresented communities to the field of cultural heritage conservation, a field that engages with both artistic and scientific understanding of materials and their meanings.
We will be hosting virtual 45-minute information and Q&A sessions. Bring your curiosity and questions and come learn about this opportunity. Follow the links below to register for one of the dates. We look forward to seeing you! 2023 APPLICATION IS CLOSED
When: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
When: Monday, January 23, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
When: Thursday February 9, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYqdOugqjkrGtADHRNiFLVfJzvfcckolTrG
When: Thursday, February 23, 2023, 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwudO6hrj8rH9bOqnDPM02rnIGHmWwhHqSA
Applications are due Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5 p.m. PST.
2023 APPLICATION IS CLOSED
Application forms are available: https://mellondiversityconservation.org/application/
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Learn more about Conservation from Christian De Brer, the Head of Conservation at the Folwer Museum at UCLA
Upcoming on-site visits!
**Please check back to learn more about future in-person visits**
The Mellon Diversity in Conservation Staff have given in-person presentations focused in the western states including:
Arizona State University, Tempe
University of Arizona, Tucson
California State University, Dominguez Hills
California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Long Beach
California State University, Los Angeles
Chapman College, Chapman
San Francisco State University, San Francisco
Santa Monica College, Santa Monica
Stanford University, Palo Alto
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Fort Lewis College, Durango
Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque