28 Nov 2016

Fellowships Yale Curatorial Research Fellowship

Yale Center for British ArtNew Haven, Connecticut, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 11, 2017 – The Yale Center for British Art invites curators from museums in the UK to apply for short-term residential fellowships. Applications from curators at municipal and regional museums, and those with a demonstrated need for research funding, are especially encouraged. Applicants should be engaged in significant curatorial work in any field of British art.

The awards are intended to enable curators to make use of the resources and collections of the Center, and other Yale holdings where relevant, in order to advance research on their curatorial projects and collections. While in residence, visiting curators will be encouraged to interact with the scholarly community at the Center and at Yale to discuss their research and share information about the collections they oversee. Projects are expected to pertain to the curatorial responsibilities of the applicant and may include research pertaining to: online resources and cataloging, collections interpretation and other writing projects, the development of exhibitions or collections displays and related publications, or collections development and object care.

The Center’s collections comprise major holdings in British paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as rare books, manuscripts, and a wide range of primary and secondary materials relating to all areas of the field. The Center’s collections are accessible online (www.britishart.yale.edu/collections).

Awards are for a duration of four weeks, which may take place between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018. Accommodation, travel to and from New Haven, and a living allowance are provided.

Applicants should include a CV (no more than two pages) and an outline of the project (no more than three pages), providing an indication of the resources to be consulted at the Center and anticipated outcomes. Two letters of recommendation, one of which should indicate the support of the applicant’s institution, should be forwarded under separate cover.

Applications and references should be sent electronically to: ycba.research@yale.edu. Please include “Curatorial Awards” in the subject line and let us know that you saw this announcement on “ArtDeadline.com”.

Questions may be directed to: Martina Droth, Deputy Director of Research and Curator of Sculpture, Yale Center for British Art martina.droth@yale.edu

The Yale Center for British Art houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom. Presented to the university by Paul Mellon (Yale College, Class of 1929), the collection reflects the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period onward.

The Center’s collections include more than 2,000 paintings and 250 sculptures, 20,000 drawings and watercolors, 40,000 prints and 35,000 rare books and manuscripts. More than 40,000 volumes supporting research in British art and related fields are available in the Center’s library.

Center For British Art Library
Yale University
1080 Chapel St
New Haven, CT 06510

Opp Categories: + Curatorial. Opp Types: Fellowships. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: *No Application Fee, Education, In-Kind Benefit, Residency, and Stipend. Opportunity expires in 35 days.

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