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Opportunity: Starting Point Fellowship, Hunterian

Posted by Michelle Kasprzak • Sunday, February 10. 2013 • Category: Jobs & Opportunities

The application date for this opportunity has passed.

The Contemporary Art Society, with The Hunterian, Glasgow, are inviting proposals from Curating, Museum Studies, Art History and Fine Art graduates across the UK who have been out of full time postgraduate education for no longer than two years.

Starting Point, now in its third year, will offer one curator the opportunity to select a small cluster of works from the collection to be installed as part of The Hunterian’s public programme in December 2013. The fellowship will run for twelve months (April13 – April14) and will include the additional opportunity to programme one public event for the museum and gain experience working with University of Glasgow sharing their experience and research through the project.

Founded in 1807, The Hunterian is Scotland's oldest public museum and home to one of the largest collections outside the National Museums. Built on Dr William Hunter’s founding bequest, The Hunterian collections include scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin; outstanding Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall; major natural and life sciences holdings; Hunter’s own extensive anatomical teaching collection; one of the world’s greatest numismatic collections; impressive ethnographic objects from Captain Cook’s Pacific voyages and a major art collection. The Hunterian is home to one of the most distinguished public art collections in Scotland including works by Rembrandt, Chardin, Stubbs with particular strengths in Whistler, Mackintosh and Scottish Art, especially the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists.

We are keen to see proposals reflect the substantial and varied nature of the Hunterian’s collection, drawing on both contemporary and historic aspects, including artworks and artefacts. To find out more information about the collection click here. Applicants are selected on the basis of their first idea but we understand that the research period can have an impact on ‘first ideas’ so we are looking for potential and commitment.

The successful applicant will be supported by a modest budget covering travel costs, a publication and small fee.

Application Guidelines:
1. Applications should be no more than 500 words
2. Images should not exceed 2mb in total (images are not compulsory)
3. Application should be accompanied by a CV

Please note it is the responsibility of the applicant to make sure their application has been successfully received.

Application deadline: Friday 8th March 2013 (5pm)

For any further enquiries please email: robert -at-

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