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David Wilkie Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art
David Wilkie Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art
The Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica and The University of Edinburgh are delighted to announce the creation of a fully-funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing in the academic year 2017/18. The scholarship will cover the University Home/EU/International tuition fees for three years (or four if required), together with an annual stipend of £14,000 for living costs and travel.
The scholarship supports research on Spanish art including its reception by British artists, collectors, and critics. Proposals relating to the period between the 17th and the 20th century are particularly welcome.
Applications should be submitted to the University of Edinburgh online postgraduate application system (History of Art) by 1 February. For further details, applicants are advised to contact the Postgraduate Office well before the deadline: HERE
This scholarship has been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica) in association with ARTES, the Iberian and Latin-
American Visual Arts Group.
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The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
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 aim of the programme is to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of 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 applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, to strengthen the bonds between the universities and the Rijksmuseum, and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.
Application and procedure
Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2017-2018 academic year, candidates can apply for:
• The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research
• The Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research
• The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research
• The Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship for photo-historical research
The closing date for all applications is 12 March 2017, at 6:00 p.m. (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 be made by an international committee in April 2017. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2017. All Fellowships will start in September 2017.
Further information and application forms http://rijksmuseum.nl/en/fellowships
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Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize 2017
This prize comprises an award of £1,000 for an essay of distinction which reflects Sir Denis Mahon’s life and interests.
The prize is open to undergraduate or post graduate students aged 30 years or below.
Closing date: Friday 8th September 2017. The winning student will be invited to present their essay as a lecture on 8th November 2017 at the National Museum, Warsaw, Poland.
For full details, email Suzanne Marriott at:
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The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018
Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.
£1000 Prize. The winner will also receive the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing access to the latest articles and reviews and five years' worth of back issues.
About the 2018 judges. The 2017 Prize will be judged by (to be confirmed).
Submission Requirements. Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age and have published no more than 6 exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition, no more than 1000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to email@example.com.
The deadline for submissions is February 2018.
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Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant, The Wallace Collection
The Wallace Collection is delighted to announce the creation of a new two-year position combining museum experience and Spanish art-historical studies in memory of Enriqueta Frankfort Harris. Before her death in 2006, Dr Frankfort Harris was a leading authority on Spanish painting in the UK, particularly the works of Velázquez and Goya. The Wallace Collection is proud to be collaborating with the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) in the appointment of this role, and is extremely grateful for their on-going support.
This post is intended to strengthen the curatorial team and specifically its research activities in the field of Spanish painting, but also to provide a professional start in the career of someone intending to make a career in curatorship. It is envisaged as a training opportunity for someone with little experience of museum work but with a formal academic training, and is designed to encourage an early-stage researcher to engage with museum objects and produce new research.
For further details, applicants are advised to consult the job opportunity section on the Wallace Collection website or contact the HR department at the Wallace Collection on 0207 565 9565.