Funding: Art History Fellowships 2011–2012 Met Museum (US)

Art History Fellowships 2011–2012 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York NB Deadline is very soon 5th November 2010 The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers annual resident fellowships in art history to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. Projects should relate to the Museum’s collection. The fields of research for art history candidates include Asian art, arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, antiquities, arms and armor, costumes, drawings, illuminated manuscripts, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, textiles, and Western art. Some art history fellowships for travel abroad are also available for students whose projects involve firsthand examination of paintings in major European collections. The application deadline for art history fellowships awarded for the 2011–2012 year is November 5, 2010. Predoctoral art history fellows, with the exception of Theodore Rousseau fellows, can be asked to assist…

Monash University Museum of Art Reopens

Monash University Museum of Art Reopens with Launch Exhibition ‘Change’ The Monash Museum of Art has unveiled their new home with an exhibition entitled Change (27 October – 18 December). The new site is at Monash University’s Caulfield campus and includes a range of gallery spaces, a sculpture court, a public sculpture by Callum Morton, and a series of  ‘distinctive threshold spaces’ including the camopy, spine and light-well. The museum was designed by Kerstin Thompson Architects. The new design provides increased gallery space and will allow the museum to present an expanded program of exhibitions, special projects, education and public programs, as well as displaying works from the Monash University collection, which includes over 1800 works. The launch exhibition showcases this collection with works from the 1960s to the present day. Artist’s represented include John Brack, Charles Blackman, John Perceval,…

Funding: Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013

Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Curatorial Fellowship 2011–2013 Deadline: January 20, 2011 The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of a two-year predoctoral fellowship funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. The fellowship will offer invaluable curatorial training and will provide the scholarly and financial resources required for completing the doctoral dissertation. Internationally renowned for its exceptional collection of Western European art from the early Renaissance through the end of the nineteenth century, The Frick Collection, complemented by the equally significant resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, offers a unique opportunity for object-based research. The Mellon fellowship is best suited to a student working on a dissertation that pertains to one of the major strengths of the Collection and Library. The Mellon…

Forum: Hotspots – Culture, Climate and Architecture in Berlin and Melbourne

Hotspots: Culture, Climate and Architecture in Berlin and Melbourne RMIT Gallery in conjunction with the Goethe-Institut Australien and ABC Radio National, warmly invite you to a public forum with leading local and German architects. Peter Mares, presenter of The National Interest, will host this forum examining why Berlin and Melbourne are regarded as the cultural capitals of their countries. What is the urban grounding for such cultural variety? Do  Berlin and Melbourne follow similar urban strategies? What roles do architecture, climate, infrastructure and finance play? Is there a direct relationship between architecture and cultural development? And can architecture be considered as a base as well as a source of inspiration? With Jürgen Mayer H., Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, and Director of Jürgen Mayer H., Berlin; Claudia Perren, Architect, Curator, and Lecturer for Design, Architectural Theory and History,…

News | Kenneth Reed Bequest for the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Kenneth Reed Bequest for the Art Gallery of New South Wales Katrina Grant Kenneth Reed, a Sydney-based lawyer, has announced that  he will bequeath a substantial collection of old master paintings, as well as collections of Italian Maiolica and eighteenth-century European porcelain to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are more than 70 items in total and the bequest will represent a significant addition to the gallery’s European collection. The paintings include a large number of landscapes – including view paintings and architectural capricci – several portraits and several religious a scenes. The most significant is perhaps the fully finished sketch or modello by the seventeenth-century painter Andrea Camassei ‘St Peter in prison baptising Saintss Processus and Martinian’ (c. 1630-1), which he painted in preparation for an altarpiece in fresco at St Peter’s in Rome. The fresco was…

Funding: Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine, pre-Columbian and Landscape Studies (USA)

Dumbarton Oaks Fellowships for Byzantine, pre-Columbian and Landscape Architecture Studies Program Description Dumbarton Oaks offers residential fellowships in three areas of study: Byzantine Studies, Pre-Columbian Studies, and Garden and Landscape Studies. Fellowships are normally awarded for the academic year in which during this time recipients are expected to be in residence at Dumbarton Oaks and devote full time to their study projects without undertaking any other major activities. Fellowships are not renewable and may not be extended. Open To Students Working on Doctoral Dissertation. Postdoctoral Scholars. No citizenship requirements. Eligibility Requirements Candidates must have either fulfilled all preliminary requirements for a PhD at the time of application, hold a doctorate or have established themselves in their field and wish to pursue their own research. Applications will also be accepted from graduate students who expect to have the PhD in hand…

Funding: James Ackerman Prize for Architectural History

Premio James Ackerman The aim of the James Ackerman Award is the annual publication of an original study in the field of architectural history. All periods are eligible within the field of architectural history, and there are no restrictions as to the nationality of the author. The Award has been made possible by a donation to the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio by James S. Ackerman through the BALZAN Prize he was conferred in 2001. Eligibility All periods are eligible within the field of architectural history, and there are no restrictions as to the nationality of the author. The text may be submitted in Italian, English, German, French or Spanish. Only manuscripts ready for publication, with the complete illustration apparatus for which every aspect relative to copyright law has already been arranged by the author, will be…

Funding: Visiting Scholar Opportunities at the Canadian Centre for Architecture

Visiting Scholars Program at the Canadian Centre for Architecture The Study Centre announces the 2011-2012 Visiting Scholars Program. The Program welcomes applications from scholars and architects conducting research at post-doctoral or more advanced academic levels. The Study Centre also offers a limited number of Associate Scholars positions to non-stipendiary residential fellows. CCA and CCA Study Centre The CCA is an international research centre and museum founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today. Inaugurated in 1997, the CCA Study Centre is an international institute for advanced research into all aspects of architectural thought, offering scholars the possibility to pursue a broad range…

Funding: Post-Doctoral Fellows at Australian National University

Post-Doctoral Fellows (2 Positions) The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. These positions will be based in Canberra and have a fixed term contract of 3 years. Closing Date 28 November 2010. Position Overview The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences is seeking expressions of interest from early career humanities, social science and creative arts scholars to take up two exciting post-doctoral fellowship opportunities. These appointees will be provided with support and mentoring to assist them in establishing themselves as early career researchers. Post-doctoral fellows are expected to carry out independent and/or team research within the field in…

Lecture: Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye on ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’

Dr Elisabeth Taburet-Delahaye Director of the Cluny Museum, Paris ‘France 1500: Between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance’ Dr Taburet-Delahaye, visiting Hancock Fellow at the Australian Tapestry Workshop, is the principal curator of the exhibition France 1500 which opened at the Grand Palais in  Paris on 6 October 2010. This exhibition explores a time of unprecedented artistic contact and creative effervescence in France, and takes a close look at various aspects of the art of the time. The exhibition encompasses painting, sculpture, stained glass, tapestry, gold work and the art of the book. It will travel to the Art Institute of Chicago in February 2011. This lecture is the second of a three-part series to be presented in Melbourne by Dr Taburet-Delahaye, sponsored by the Australian Tapestry Workshop, the National Gallery of Victoria and the Academic Centre.  Please see each…