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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.

Complete application packets must include:

- Six copies of a cover letter that addresses the candidate's interest in the fellowship. It should include the applicant's home address, phone number, and, if available, e-mail address and/or fax number.
- Six copies of a statement (not to exceed three double-spaced typed pages) describing the applicant's past and future areas of research and their relationship to the museum's collections and activities.
- Six copies of a published paper or other writing sample.
- Six copies of a complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, honors, awards, and publications.
- Three letters of recommendation (academic and professional), which should be sent directly to the National Gallery of Art.

Complete application packets must be received by January 31, 2008. Unfortunately, applications received after that date will not be considered. If you would like to be notified that your application has been received, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with your application packet. Note: confirmation of your application's receipt does not also confirm that your application packet was complete.

Additional information about National Gallery of Art internships and curatorial fellowships, please contact the department of academic programs by telephone at (202) 842-6257 or e-mail intern -at-

Contact Info:
Department of Academic Programs
National Gallery of Art
2000B South Club Drive
Landover, MD 20785
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