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Winterthur Fellowships

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 4, 2009

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate Research Fellowship Program
Applications due by 15 January 2010

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, a public museum, library, and garden that supports the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, is pleased to announce its Research Fellowship Program for 2010–11. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars—including advanced graduate students—to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–2 month short-term fellowships.

Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries include period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts, printed books, and ephemera. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum collection, which includes 85,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications, including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

Fellows reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur, the nearby Hagley Museum and Library, the University of Delaware, and other area museums. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2010. For more details and to apply, visit the Winterthur website or e-mail Rosemary T. Krill at rkrill@winterthur.org.