Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Research/Collections Specialist Fellowships

unnamedThe Metropolitan Museum of Art announces two new positions funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Curatorial Research/Collections Specialist Fellows will provide scholarly support for the curatorial program through focused art historical research and cataloguing of the Museum’s permanent collection.

The Curatorial Research Fellows will work with a curatorial mentor to learn best practices in cataloguing, with the goal of presenting full catalogue information for the records of their host department.  This will involve research on issues of authentication, dating, provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography. The fellow will also transfer all paper-based records for the selected group to the Museum’s collections database for integration on the website. Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to the creation of digital tools for communicating their collections research. They will also work with conservators, scientists, educators, digital media staff, and other professionals during their tenure.

Curatorial Research Fellows will be expected to take part in the Museum’s broader, renowned fellowship program, which includes a variety of events such as an annual colloquium, meetings and events with numerous other Museum departments and staff, exhibition and collection tours, and gatherings of all Museum-sponsored fellows throughout the year.

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted online and in English. The deadline for all application materials is January 31, 2014. All applicants will be notified by March 7, 2014. For further information visit the website.

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