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Fellowship: National Gallery of Art, USA

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, January 20. 2008 • Category: Announcements
The National Gallery of Art is pleased to announce two postdoctoral curatorial fellowships for 2008-2011, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. These three-year fellowships provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the collections of the National Gallery of Art. Fellows are fully integrated into a specific curatorial department with duties, privileges, and status equivalent to an assistant curator. Fellows divide their time between specific projects and general curatorial work within the department, which includes research on the collection and new acquisitions, work on the presentation of the collection, participation in aspects of special exhibition projects, and opportunities to give public lectures. Fellows will plan and complete a project in consultation with their supervising curator.

Consideration is given to candidates working in fields represented by the Gallery's permanent collections. The doctoral degree in art history (or the equivalent in countries outside the United States) must have been or will be officially conferred between January 1, 2006 and June 15, 2008. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.

Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellows work full-time and may begin their term in either June or September 2008, based on mutual agreement. The stipend is approximately $45,000 USD per year, adjusted annually. Fellows are eligible to receive public transit subsidies as well as medical and term life insurance through the federal government. Complete application packets must be received by January 31, 2008.

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Opportunity: Post Doctoral Researcher

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Thursday, December 13. 2007 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities
University of Sunderland (School of Arts, Design, Media & Culture) seeks to appoint a post doctoral level researcher to join the collaborative research team CRUMB supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The post will undertake a 12 month project on "Curating new media art: networks and connections". The position will involve contributing to the professional practice and research culture of curating new media art in the local region, nationally and internationally.

You will have a post graduate level qualification or equivalent in a relevant area, a strong record of conducting independent research with a track record of curating new media art with organisations to national and international standing. For an informal discussion about the post please contact Professor Beryl Graham, Principal Investigator, by email: beryl.graham -at-

Closing Date: 25 January 2008
Fixed term from May 2008 to April 2009
£27,466 - £32,796 per annum
Ref No: ADR020/1469

An application form and Role Profile can be obtained by contacting Human Resources on 0191 515 2057 or

CRUMB is supported by funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Dr Cook is a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow.
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