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Jobs and opportunities

See below for the latest jobs, fellowships and courses. We also host an academic noticeboard, where calls for papers, conferences, can be posted for free, as well as a list of art dealers and services, and information on our annual Contemporary Art Writing Prize.

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Thank you for submitting your job or opportunity. You will be contacted by the Advertising Director for confirmation of details and any fees to be paid. All entries subject to approval by The Burlington Magazine.

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.

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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

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.

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Address: 42 Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1NB

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7665 4350



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 2021 – August 2022).

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: 22 March 2021

The successful applicant will be notified by 31 May 2021.

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

Important note: candidates are also requested to include information on whether their proposed plan of research would be inhibited by current Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Applications can only be submitted via email.

All application documents must be submitted in PDF or Word document (.docx) format and emailed to

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

Grant recipient(s) will provide two reports:

- The first, to be submitted six (6) months after receiving notification of the grant, is an interim written report to the panel on the status and progress of their research. It should be no less than 2-pages of A4 paper, in English.

- The second is a final report to submitted no later than two months after the grant comes to an end. The written report will consist 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 logo

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.


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The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2021–20 

Applications due by 17 January 2021
The Rijksmuseum welcomes international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the museum’s collection, its history and activities. The purpose of the Rijksmuseum 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 2021-2022 academic year, candidates can apply for:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for research in art and cultural history - Apply here
  • Terra Foundation Fellowship for research in American Photography - Apply Here
  • Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research - Apply here
  • Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research - Apply here
  • Dr. Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research - Apply here


The closing date for all applications is 17 January 2021, 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 2021. 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 2021. All Fellowships will start in September 2021.

Further information

For questions concerning the application procedure, contact the Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (


2021 Awards

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

Research Fellowships enable experienced researchers to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £55,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months.

Closing date: 12 November 2020

International Academic Fellowships provide established UK researchers with an opportunity to spend time in one or more research centres outside the UK, to develop new knowledge and skills, for example by learning new techniques, collaborating with colleagues overseas, or developing innovations in teaching. Up to £45,000 is available to provide replacement teaching costs, research and travel costs. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months. 

Closing date: 12 November 2020

Emeritus Fellowships enable retired academics from UK institutions to complete a body of research for publication. Up to £24,000 is available for research costs. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months. 

Closing date: 4 February 2021

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.

Closing date: 11 January 2021

For more information please visit,
call 020 7042 9861/9862,

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Registered Charity No. 1159154

Meadows Museum Fellowships


Meadows Museum curatorial fellowships, graciously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Center for Spain in America (CSA), provide pre- and post-doctoral scholars interested in a museum career with professional and international experience through the Meadows Museum’s curatorial department.These fellowships offer scholars unique opportunities to research art of the Hispanic world, both here with our world-renowned collection of Spanish art and with partner institutions around the globe.

Mellon Curatorial Fellowship

The Mellon Curatorial Fellow is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum. They serve a full-time appointment of two years (24 months), beginning in September 2021. Post-doctoral fellowships enjoy the gracious support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which seeks to strengthen, promote, and defend the centrality of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse, fair, and democratic societies. To this end, its core programs support exemplary and inspiring institutions of higher education and culture.

Center for Spain in America (CSA) Curatorial Fellowship

The CSA Curatorial Fellow is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum. They serve a full-time appointment of one year (12 months), beginning in September 2021. Pre-doctoral fellowships enjoy the gracious support of the Center for Spain in America (CSA). The Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) and the Center for Spain in America (CSA) encourage studies on Spanish history, art and literature by establishing scholarships at European and American universities, as well as at research centers whose holdings are particularly relevant to the knowledge of Spanish culture. They likewise establish assistantships for curatorial work at museums with significant holdings of Spanish painting. 

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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 2021/22. The scholarship supports projects on Spanish art from the Golden Age to around 1900, including the reception of Spanish art in Britain.

The scholarship 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. Applications should be submitted to Durham University following the standard process of the Durham Doctoral Studentships. Appicants are advised to contact the administration of the Zurbarán Centre ( well before the deadline of 31 March

This scholarship has been created thanks to the generous support of the CEEH Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, in association with ARTES and The Auckland Project.



2 Year Fixed-Term Contract

The Wallace Collection is delighted to announce the creation of a
new two-year position combining museum experience and Spanish
art-historical studies in memory of Enriqueta Frankfort Harris. Before
her death in 2006, Dr Frankfort Harris was a leading authority on
Spanish painting in the UK, particularly the works of Velázquez and
Goya. The Wallace Collection is proud to be collaborating with the
Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH) in the appointment of
this role, and is extremely grateful for their on-going support.
This post is intended to strengthen the curatorial team and
specifically its research activities in the field of Spanish painting, but
also to provide a professional start in the career of someone
intending to make a career in curatorship. It is envisaged as a
training opportunity for someone with little experience of museum
work but with a formal academic training, and is designed to
encourage an early-stage researcher to engage with museum
objects and produce new research.

For further details, applicants are advised to consult the
Wallace Collection website or contact the HR department at
the Wallace Collection.

Application deadline: 15 September 2021