*JOB: PhD Scholarship, Edith Cowan University (Perth, Australia)*

The *Feilman Foundation First Fleet Restoration PhD Scholarship* is open to
applicants at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Edith
Cowan University (Perth), for research pertaining to the restoration of an
historic keyboard collection.  The scholarship provides a stipend of
$35,000 (AU) per annum and a research budget of $15,000 (AU) per annum for
up to four years.  Applicants must be Australian citizens, and not already
hold a doctoral qualification. Applications close *12 December 2018*.

Edith Cowan University has become the custodian of
internationally-significant collection of historic keyboards from the 18th
to 20th centuries, for which the university has embarked on a major project
of research and restoration. The goals of the scholarship include:

·         Documenting the restoration and replica processes;

·         Travelling with the objects to get a firsthand experience of how
restorers and piano makers undertake their craft;

·         Capturing technical skills at risk of being lost, researching
lost historical processes, and investigating possible modern technological

·         Investigating the efficacy of the restoration as demonstrated in
performance and recording, with consideration of historically-informed
performance practices;

·         Contributing to the establishment of a technician’s workshop and
historic keyboard museum.

For more information, refer to this online flyer
For enquiries, contact A/Prof Jonathan Paget (j.paget -at- or
Prof Geoffrey Lancaster ( -at-


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