Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship at the Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum seeks an outstanding junior scholar who wishes to pursue a curatorial career for an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellowship. For its term of two years (with the possibility of renewal for a third year), the fellowship will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections of the Walters. Widely regarded as one of the finest museums in the United States, the Walters possesses an encyclopedic collection of eastern and western art. Applications are currently sought from scholars of the History of European and/or American Art, Architecture, Material Culture, or Decorative arts of the 18th through 20th centuries to work on a project related to the interiors of the historic house located at 1 West Mount Vernon Place that makes up part of the museum campus.

The Mellon Fellow will be fully integrated into the Curatorial Department and have the opportunity to work closely with the curatorial team as well as staff in the conservation and museum education departments. The fellow will have access to the museum collections, research libraries both within the museum and in the region and will enjoy all the professional privileges of the museum's staff.

As part of the One West Mount Vernon Place project, the fellow will conduct research relating to the materials and techniques used in the construction and décor of the house, and will develop interpretive materials to support its reinstallation. In consultation with the supervising curator, the fellow also will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests and will engage in general curatorial activities. These may include research on the collection, work on the presentation of the collection, and/or its publication in print or online, and/or participation in special exhibition projects. The fellow will be expected to participate in the museum’s education and public programs and deliver public lectures and gallery talks. The fellow will receive an annual stipend plus benefits and a travel allowance.

Requirements

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the last five years or have a record of equivalent accomplishment. They must demonstrate scholarly excellence and promise, as well as a strong interest in the museum profession.

Application date
1 Jun 2016
Duration
2 years, renewable
Country
America United States Mid-Atlantic
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available
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