Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 11, 2019

From The Morgan:

Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships
The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

Applications due by 31 December 2019

The Morgan Library & Museum announces the creation of two new two-year curatorial fellowships, the Belle da Costa Greene Curatorial Fellowships, to be awarded to promising scholars from communities historically underrepresented in the curatorial and special collections fields. Named for the Morgan’s first director, one of the most prominent American librarians and cultural leaders of the first half of the twentieth century and a woman of color, this full-time program will equip Fellows with a strong working knowledge of museum and special collections library operations and will provide Fellows with resources and mentorship to support them in their professional careers.

The Morgan seeks candidates who are interested in working on specific projects as outlined below. The program will provide Fellows with experience in a variety of core curatorial activities, such as exhibition and publications planning, research on the collection and on potential acquisitions, the creation of public programs, and donor relations. Fellows will also have the opportunity to propose and curate their own installation in the museum. Fellows will join all departmental meetings as well as the Morgan’s Curatorial Forum, a monthly gathering of all curators and conservators. Regular interaction with colleagues in other departments, including the Thaw Conservation Center, will give each Fellow a good grounding in the key functional areas of a museum and special collections library. Travel funds will support Fellows’ professional development.

Graduate degree in relevant field or equivalent professional experience required. General qualifications include experience conducting archival research using primary sources, deep intellectual curiosity and versatility, and a demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and efficiently. Candidates should have excellent writing and public speaking skills.

Fellows will be selected on a competitive basis via an application process. All application materials must be in English. Applications consisting of the following elements are due by 
December 31, 2019. The Morgan will notify successful candidates of their selection in March 2020.

Applicants for the fellowship should describe their specific interests in, and qualifications for one or more possible departments:

Drawings and Prints
The Department of Drawings and Prints seeks a Fellow to work on one of a number of future exhibitions, depending upon the potential Fellow’s expertise: Claude Gillot and eighteenth-century French art; the drawings of Pierre-Auguste Renoir; a project focusing on art in seventeenth-century Rome; or a project looking at the work of Hendrick Goltzius and other northern artists around the year 1600. The Fellow would also take part in the research on the permanent collection and/or potential acquisitions and would have the opportunity to mount a small installation based on the Fellow’s specialty. Candidates should hold or be in pursuit of an advanced degree in the history of art (PhD preferred). Other qualifications include superior research skills and a documented interest in works on paper.

Information on other departments’ needs and details for applying are available here»

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