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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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    Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme 2019–20

    Applications due by 20 January 2019

    The Rijksmuseum welcomes international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the museum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the Rijkmuseum Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities. The programme enables highly talented candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library and laboratories. Furthermore, the programme facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage 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 2019-2020 academic year, candidates can apply for:

    • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for art historical research – Apply here
    • Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research – Apply here
    • Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research – Apply here
    • Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research – Apply here

    The closing date for all applications is 20 January 2019, 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 2019. 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 15 March 2019. All Fellowships will start in September 2019.


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

    For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Roos Staats, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (r.staats@rijksmuseum.nl).


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    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 2019 – August 2020).

    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 2019

    The successful applicant will be notified by 31 May 2019.

    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 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

  • Expand UK and International | Fellowships

    Leverhulme Trust 2019 Awards (Fellowships & Studentships)


    2019 Awards

    The Leverhulme Trust is currently accepting applications for the following awards:

    Emeritus Fellowships enable retired academics from UK
    institutions to complete a body of research for publication.
    Up to £22,000 is available for research costs. Fellowships
    are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months. Approximately 35
    fellowships are available.
    Closing date: 31 January 2019

    Study Abroad Studentships support a period
    of advanced study or research anywhere in the world,
    except for the UK and USA. £21,000 a year is available for
    maintenance and travel; additional help with fees, research
    costs, and maintenance for dependents may also be provided.
    Studentships are offered for periods of 12 to 24 months.
    Approximately 20 studentships are available.
    Closing date: 7 January 2019

    For more information please visit
    call 020 7042 9861/9862,
    or email: grants@leverhulme.ac.uk
    Registered Charity No. 1159154

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    Christie's Education

    Study Higher and Continuing Education Programmes with Christie's Education

    in London, New York, Hong Kong and Online

    Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of higher and continuing education, and an internationally recognised centre of academic excellence in the study of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship.

    We offer master’s degrees in London and New York, and are dedicated to preparing students for entry into the art world, placing great importance on analytical skills, object-based learning, research and scholarship, and the practical experience of art and business as the keys to professional success. Studies are reinforced with a rigorous professional development course and all students are offered an integrated art world work placement as part of their degree.

    We also offer a wide range of continuing education opportunities in London, New York and Hong Kong, designed to introduce the fundamentals of art, collecting and art business, as well as advanced and certificate courses for those with an appetite to study at a deeper level. In addition, our online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world, enabling you to access rich and exclusive content wherever you are based.

    Visit www.christies.edu for more information and a full list of courses.

  • Expand London | Scholarship

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

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

    The Courtauld is delighted to announce the creation of a fullyfunded
    doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies,

    commencing at The Courtauld in October 2019. 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 well before
    the application deadline of 11 January 2019.

    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.

    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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    Nigel Glendinning Doctoral Studentship in Spanish Studies, Kings College, Cambridge

    Nigel Glendinning Doctoral Studentship in Spanish Studies - King’s College, Cambridge

    King’s College, Cambridge announces the Nigel Glendinning Doctoral Studentship in Spanish Studies:

    Art and Literature of 17th and 18th century Spain.

    Funding is available for a three- to four- year course of study, commencing in academic year 2019/2020.

    Candidates must apply to the University of Cambridge to study either at the Department of History of Art,
    the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages), or the Faculty of History and must put
    King’s College, Cambridge as their first-choice college. The successful candidate will be selected by the College.
    Candidates are encouraged to apply to the appropriate department or faculty by 8 February 2019.
    Funding will be sufficient to cover tuition, fees and maintenance costs, plus an annual allowance for research and travel.

    In addition, funding is available for a conference, hosted at King’s College, in Year 3. For more information, please visit the graduate
    studies section of the College website, www.kings.cam.ac.uk The Nigel Glendinning Studentship is made possible through
    the generosity of the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH), in association with ARTES

  • Expand Dublin | Scholarship

    Rosemarie Mulcahy Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art, Trinity College, Dublin

    Rosemarie Mulcahy Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art

    Trinity College Dublin and the Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica
    are delighted to announce the creation of a Doctoral Scholarship for
    the Study of Spanish Art in memory of Rosemarie Mulcahy (1942-
    2012), whose teaching and research career focused on Renaissance
    Spain, and who wrote the catalogue of Spanish Paintings in the
    National Gallery of Ireland (1988).

    Fully funded by the CEEH, the Scholarship will be tenable for a
    maximum of four years full-time from the academic year 2019-20.

    Applicants should demonstrate that the art of Spain 1450-1750 is
    central to their proposed research, which will be supervised by
    members of staff in the Department of History of Art and
    Architecture of Trinity College Dublin. Ideally, the research project
    should involve study of the collections of Spanish art held in the
    National Gallery of Ireland.

    The application deadline is 31 March 2019. For application
    requirements and further information, please visit
    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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    Zurbarán Doctoral Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art, Durham University

    Zurbarán Doctoral Scholarship for the Study of Spanish Art

    The Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art is pleased to invite applications for a fully funded doctoral
    scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing at Durham University in the academic year 2019/20.

    The scholarship will be devoted to art-historical projects on:

    Spanish art of the Golden Age and/or its legacy in Britain and/or Europe up to the 19th century.

    It is tenable for three years full-time or five years
    part-time. The successful candidate will enjoy privileged access
    to the Spanish Gallery at The Auckland Project in Bishop
    Auckland, which houses one of the most remarkable collections
    of Spanish art in the UK.

    Applicants are advised to contact the administration of the
    Zurbarán Centre (zurbaran.centre@durham.ac.uk) to discuss
    research proposals before the application deadline of 31 March
    2019. Candidates should apply to Durham University’s PhD
    programme in the History of Art and Architecture, following the
    process outlined at www.dur.ac.uk/zurbaran.

    This scholarship has been created thanks to the generous support
    of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica), in association
    with ARTES and The Auckland Project.
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    HARVARD ART MUSEUMS - The Potential of Technical Studies and Conservation for Prints and Drawings Curatorship: A Professional Workshop

    The Potential of Technical Studies and Conservation for Prints and Drawings Curatorship: A Professional Workshop

    July 9-11, 2019

    The Potential of Technical Studies and Conservation for Prints and Drawings Curatorship is an intensive three-day international workshop to support up to 16 early and mid-career curators in the field of prints and drawings. The program is scheduled to take place July 9–11, 2019 at the Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The workshop is funded by the Getty Foundation through The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century.

    A vital part of a curator’s responsibility as the steward of a collection is not only to understand an object within historical, creative, and cultural contexts, but also to consider its material qualities and how a work of art might change over time. A good understanding of the technical and conservation issues of a collection enables curators to partner better with all colleagues involved in the care of objects. The workshop will build upon curators’ experience and training to date, augmenting it with the skills necessary for a holistic approach to any collection.

    The main goal of this workshop is to help close a gap by exploring the fundamental points of intersection between conservation and curatorial practice. Activities and discussions will focus on issues related to preservation, acquisition, and interpretation (research, cataloguing, and publication), which includes understanding the physical structure and condition of a work, ideal storage, possible treatment needs, and display.

    These aims will be achieved through a variety of experiences. Hands-on examination of artworks representative of the broad range of mediums that participants are bound to encounter in their careers is planned in the Art Study Center with objects from the museums’ collections. Practical drawing and printmaking experiences will be offered in the museums’ Materials Lab. Close looking with the aid of a variety of technical tools, will be undertaken in the Straus Center for Conservation with the goal of teaching the participants how to undertake basic technical examinations on their own. And throughout the course, participants will engage in discussion with curators, academic art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and artists committed to the flourishing of the graphic arts.

    The workshop will be led by the curators, conservators, and other members of the technical studies team responsible for overseeing and interpreting the Harvard Art Museums’ graphic arts collections, which span both Western and non-Western fields, from the late-medieval to contemporary periods. The project team consists of Francesca Bewer, Research Curator for Conservation and Technical Study Programs, and Director of the Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art; Penley Knipe, Philip and Lynn Straus Senior Conservator of Works of Art on Paper and Head of Paper Lab, Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies; Edouard Kopp, Maida and George Abrams Curator of Drawings; and Elizabeth Rudy, Carl A. Weyerhaeuser Associate Curator of Prints. (In January 2019, Kopp will become the John R. Eckel Jr. Foundation Chief Curator of the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston.)
    Confirmed specialists will include Scott Rosenfeld: Lighting Designer at The Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Renwick Gallery in Washington D.C.; Ad Stijnman: independent scholar, printmaker, and print historian; and Joan Wright: Bettina Burr Conservator, Asian Conservation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Other guest specialists are to be confirmed.

    Eligibility and Application Process
    Early and mid-career curators from institutions of various sizes worldwide are invited to apply. Specialties in prints and drawings of any scope of time and geography are welcome. No background in science or conservation, or access to in-house conservation resources, is required. A maximum of 16 participants will be admitted to the program. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their academic accomplishments to date and on their expressed interest in integrating technical studies in their curatorial pursuits.

    To apply, please send a letter of interest along with a current résumé/CV via email to am_europeanamerican@harvard.edu. Applications will be accepted through January 25, 2019, and notifications will be made in February.

    Selected participants who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents must ensure their immigration status allows them to receive payments from Harvard University, such as a B1 visa or visa waiver for business. B visa holders or visa waivers may not qualify for certain payments if activities at Harvard exceed 9 days and participants have received payments from more than 5 U.S. organizations within a 6-month period.