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Opportunity - Asian Art Curatorial Fellow, Guggenheim Museum

Posted by April Steele • Monday, April 18. 2011 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum seeks an Asian Art Curatorial Fellow. For this fellowship the Guggenheim Museum is seeking an individual who has earned a Masters degree in Modern Art History with a demonstrated research interest in modern and contemporary Asian art. As a member of the Curatorial Department, the Asian Art Curatorial Fellow is responsible for curatorial, research, and implementation support for Guggenheim-organized Asian art exhibitions and scholarly publications; for liaison work with Asian institutions; and for translation and interpretation as necessary. The Fellowship is made possible by The Contemporary Art Foundation, Taiwan.

Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, architecture, and other manifestations of visual culture, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods. The Guggenheim realizes this mission through exceptional exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique network of museums and partnerships. With nearly three million annual visitors worldwide, the Guggenheim and its network is one of the most visited cultural institutions in the world.

Key Responsibilities:

In conjunction with Curatorial staff, conduct artist, object, and art historical research for upcoming exhibitions
Under guidance of senior curatorial staff, research exhibition concepts and produce checklists
Assist with identifying and locating loans
Manage exhibition databases, as needed on a project-to-project basis
Assist in preparation and management of catalogue production
Compile exhibition catalogue bibliographies and chronologies, as directed on a project-by-project basis.

Support organization of exhibition advisory committee meetings and Asian Art Council meetings including correspondence with invited scholars; arrangement of travel, accommodation, and honoraria; preparation of materials including PowerPoint presentation and research binders
Organize special events for symposia participants such as artists’ studio visits and collection tours
Oversee transcription of proceedings for publication; prepare materials for publication and liaise with publisher

Translation of research materials; translation of institutional correspondence, as needed.

Qualifications and Requirement:
Fluency in Mandarin; graduate-level English language proficiency; excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Masters degree in Modern Art History with demonstrated interest in modern and contemporary Asian art
Experience in scholarly research
Knowledge of computer databases and MS Office

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to employment (at) Indicate the job title “Asian Art Curatorial Fellow” in the subject line. Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.
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