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Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme, 2015–16

Posted in fellowships, graduate students by Editor on January 11, 2015

From the Rijksmuseum:

The Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme, 2015–16
Applications due by 15 March 2015

The Rijksmuseum operates a research fellowship programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.

The Rijksmuseum houses the world’s largest collection of Dutch artistic and historical treasures, and the most complete library on Dutch art. The museum re-opened its doors to the public in April 2013 following a ten-year renovation that completely transformed the institution. For the first time in its history, the paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and historical artefacts are being shown together in a chronological display. This innovative curatorial approach presents the public with an overview of the art and history of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.

The aim of the Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable doctoral candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history by offering students and scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise. Partnership and collaboration is at the heart of these fellowships, which provide support for the museum and its research priorities, as well as its academic and non-academic partners.

For the 2015–16 academic year, candidates may apply for the following fellowships:
• Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
• DSM-JLL Fellowship
• JLL-DSM Fellowship
• Johan Huizinga Fellowship
• Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship

The closing date for all applications is 15 March 2015, at 6:00 pm (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted. Selection will take place in April 2015. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2015. All fellowships will start in September 2015. Further information and application forms are available here.

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