• Expand Global | Opportunity


    Advertise Jobs & Opportunities in the print version of The Burlington Magazine and receive a FREE online listing here!

    Email Mark Scott, Advertising & Development Director, for more information.

  • Expand London | Fellowship

    THE BRITISH MUSEUM – The Michael Bromberg Fellowship

    Information and how to apply

    The Michael Bromberg Fellowship has run in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum since 2001.

    The Museum intends to make two appointments each to be held for a period of three months at some point during 2018.

    The object of the endowed fellowship is to promote education by the study of prints and their history.

    The fellows will be given practical training in the Department and undertake projects in collaboration with British Museum staff.

    The value of each fellowship will be £3,500. The closing date for applications is 21 December 2017.


    Further particulars are available at www.britishmuseum.org,

    or by writing to the Department at Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG.

    Telephone: 020 7323 8405.

    Email: prints@britishmuseum.org

    (please title emails ‘Bromberg 2018’)

  • Expand London | Competition

    The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2018

    Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances our commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and concepts. The Prize promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate sophisticated ideas without recourse to over-complex language.

    £1000 Prize. The winner will also receive the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine. Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing access to the latest articles and reviews and five years' worth of back issues.

    About the 2018 judges. The 2017 Prize will be judged by (to be confirmed).

    Submission Requirements. Contenders – who must be no older than 35 years of age and have published no more than 6 exhibition reviews – should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition, no more than 1000 words in length with up to three low-resolution images. ‘Contemporary’ is defined as art produced since 2000. The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international) and emailed as a Word document, clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer, to editorial@burlington.org.uk.

    For more information please visit our website or contact Lisa Stein at editorial@burlington.org.uk

    The deadline for submissions is February 2018.

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    Graduate programs in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby's Institute

    Graduate programs in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby's Institute

    The Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art and Design derives from the oldest program at Sotheby's Institute of Art, which started in 1969. It offers an integrated study of fine and decorative art and design based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance through to the latetwentieth century. These studies are used as lenses through which to examine the production and materiality of art objects, and to consider aspects of consumption, including patronage and collecting and the historical and contemporary art market. Sotheby's Institute of Art in London is accredited by The University of Manchester, and offers world-class education across a variety of art world disciplines. 15-week Semester courses in Decorative Arts
    and Design also offered at the London campus.

    Visit www.sothebysinstitute.com for more information

    Sotheby's Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and Its Markets
    Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby's Auction House in 1969 Sotheby's Institute of Art is now the leader in art business education and object based learning. Our faculty represent the best of the art world helping students master the unique forces at play at the
    intersection of art and commerce.


    Address: 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE United Kingdom
    Telephone: +44 (0)20 7462 3244
    Email: admissions@sothebysinstitute.com

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    CEEH Doctoral Scholarship in Spanish Art-Historical Studies at The Courtauld Institute, London

    The Courtauld is pleased to invite applications for a fully-funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing at The Courtauld in October 2018. The scholarship will cover The Courtauld’s Home/EU/International tuition fees for three years (or four if required), together with an annual stipend of £12,000 for living costs and travel.

    Applicants are advised to send prospective supervisors a 300-word proposal, CV, and sample of written work in English at least six weeks before the application deadline of 8 January 2018. They must demonstrate that Spanish art, architecture or visual culture forms the focus of their proposed research topic, which should also fall within the proposed supervisor’s areas of research expertise.

    Applicants should submit The Courtauld Scholarship application form together with their PhD application. See http://courtauld.ac.uk/study/phd-research for further information.

    This scholarship has been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), in association with ARTES, the Iberian and Latin-American Visual Arts Group.

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    Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

    The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is open to the new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art, history and museology for the future.

    Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme

    We welcome international research proposals which open new perspectives on the Rijksmuseum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the programme is to enable applicants to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum and thus to strengthen the bonds between the museum and universities. The focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection and activities, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The programme offers students and academic scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise. Furthermore, the museum facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage the exchange of knowledge - both amongst themselves and the broader museum audience.

    Application and procedure

    Please review the eligibility, funding and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2018-2019 academic year, candidates can apply for:

    The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2018, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

    Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2018. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2018. All Fellowships will start in September 2018.


    Further information and application forms: www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships

  • Expand International | Scholarship

    The Burlington Magazine scholarship for the study of French 18th-century fine and decorative art



    The scholarship has been created to provide funding over a 12-month period to those engaged in the study of French 18th-century fine and decorative art to enable them to develop new ideas and research that will contribute to this field of art historical study.

    Eligibility criteria

    Applicants must be studying, or intending to study, for an MA, PhD, post-doctoral or independent research in the field of French 18th-century fine and decorative arts within the 12-month period the funding is given (i.e. September 2018 – August 2019).

    The funding is open to UK and international applicants.

    Support provided and duration

    £10,000 is awarded to one recipient per year and applies to a 12-month period.

    Payments are made in Pound Sterling. Payments of £2,500 are normally made on a quarterly basis, with the first payment being disbursed within one month of the recipient being formally notified that they have been awarded the scholarship. Some flexibility in the payment schedule can be made, with prior approval, depending on the recipient’s circumstances.

    Before payment can be made, the recipient must have formally accepted the grant. Any unspent funds at the end of the grant period must be returned to The Burlington.

    Eligible costs:

    - Tuition/university fees
    - Travel and subsistence costs
    - Book costs related to the research
    - Image costs related to the research
    - Facility/museum/archive access costs or related fees, such as photocopying

    Cost NOT allowed:

    - Travel or registration costs for conference/meeting/workshop/training attendance, collaborative visits, or any training.
    - Computer costs, unless it is a dedicated cost that is essential to the proposal and the importance has been clearly justified within the application.
    - Any staff costs, whether personal payments (including salary) to the applicant or to other individuals including overseas collaborators, postgraduate, doctoral students and for other members of staff.
    - Membership costs to any association(s)/organisation(s)
    - General journal subscription costs

    Start date

    The start date of successful applications should be at the beginning of the academic year (generally September). Earlier start dates will be considered for independent scholars or post-doctoral research.

    Closing date and notification date

    Closing date: 1 March 2018

    The successful applicant will be notified by 31 May 2018.

    Application procedure

    Applicants must provide:

    - CV
    - Description of project/research (no longer than 2 pages of A4)
    - Budget
    - Proof of Institution you are attending/will attend – if applicable

    Applications can only be submitted via email.

    All application documents should be submitted in PDF or Word document (.docx) format and emailed to scholarship@burlington.org.uk.

    Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to provide two references for further review by the Selection Panel.

    All correspondence should be conducted in English.

    Monitoring the award

    Final Report: No later than two months after the grant comes to an end the recipient will provide a written report of no less than 2-pages of A4 paper, in English, summarising the results of the research, as well as the spending allocation of the funds received. The recipient will also provide a copy of the thesis or independent research document or publication when it is completed.

    Award acknowledgement and logos

    We ask all award-holders to acknowledge The Burlington’s support in any publicity, conference or workshop talks, promotional material or publications associated with the research funded by The Burlington. Logos can be provided upon request.


    If you have any enquiries about the submission of your application please contact the Burlington at scholarship@burlington.org.uk.

  • Expand London | Job

    Director of Collections - V&A, London

    Salary circa £100,000 per annum
    We welcome applications from international candidates

    We are seeking to appoint a Director of Collections, who will provide exceptional leadership to this Division and – along with the Director, Deputy Director and the Senior Management Team (SMT) – play a leading role in the development and delivery of the V&A’s strategy over the coming years. You will ensure that the V&A’s collections and curatorial expertise are at the very centre of the Museum’s work, whilst commercial opportunities are seen as mutually reinforcing, rather than conflicting. You will lead all aspects of curatorial activity across the Museum, at the same time as developing a clear direction for the Division’s central role in both day-to-day operations and decision-making, alongside wider strategic contributions.

    As part of the Museum’s five-year Strategic Plan, the V&A is undergoing a major expansion of its physical and digital reach, using the lens of design to make the collections increasingly accessible and relevant. This strategy aims to create a world class visitor and learning experience that will focus on deepening the relevance of the V&A’s collections to the UK creative and knowledge economy; expanding its international reach, reputation and impact; whilst delivering an outstanding digital experience. The Museum’s educational mission also remains a priority. The V&A will seek to become the natural home for innovative teaching aids and digital resources; collections-based learning; professional development for teachers; educational partnership for local authority museums; and a research hub and best-practise centre for design and technology education.

    To be a success in this role you will be an inspirational leader with a clear vision and strong management skills that enhance and develop a high performing team.  Intellectually curious, you will have extensive experience at a senior level within a museum or related institution with a strong track record of scholarly achievement.

    Interviews planned for the week commencing 5 February 2018

    We welcome candidates to submit any supporting documents alongside their online application. To upload any supporting documents, please wait for notification on the recruitment website after you have submitted your application. 

    To apply and for a full job description, please visit the V&A recruitment webpage: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/jobs

    If you have any technical difficulties uploading supporting information, please email these directly to contacthr@vam.ac.uk  clearly stating your name and the job title in the subject line.


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    Director of Collections and Research - National Gallery, London

    National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London
    c. £90,000
    The National Gallery, London, is seeking a leader with an international reputation in the fields of research, preservation and display of historic painting to lead the newly-combined Directorate of Collections and Research. The Gallery aims to enhance further its reputation as a leader in the care and research on Old Master paintings and to take forward its ambitions to increase outreach and global engagement.
    An excellent communicator (with proficiency in more than one European language), the successful applicant will have an established network of international contacts in museum and academic institutions, be familiar with relevant aspects of the art market and have demonstrable experience of success at a senior level in a major museum.
    A full job pack is available on the National Gallery’s website, www.nationalgallery.org.uk/Jobs, together with details on how to apply.
    Closing date:  28 February 2018.
  • Expand Global | Opportunity

    Asian art: call for articles

    The October issue of the Burlington Magazine will be an Asian art number. We are seeking new subsmissions of articles presenting new research on any aspect or period of the arts of Asia. Articles, which should be no longer than 5,000 words should be submitted to editorial@burlington.org.uk by 1st June. Articles published in the magazine are peerreviewed, for a  full set of submission guidelines, please see our website: www.burlington.org.uk/submit-an-article. Potential contributors are encouraged to discuss their proposal with the Editor in advance of subission: mhall@burlington.org.uk