The Center for Netherlandish Art (CNA) seeks applicants for the CNA Fellowship Program for object-based research related to Netherlandish art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. These Fellowships are full-time appointments for a period of 6, 9 or 12 months, beginning in fall of 2024.
The program provides the opportunity to pursue an independent research project related to the MFA’s collections of Netherlandish art, including paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, and more. Research topics may focus on Dutch and/or Flemish art and culture of the long seventeenth century (circa 1560-1800).
The program is open to individuals at different stages of their careers—from recent MA graduates to scholars at the postdoctoral level. Proposed projects might address, for example, research for submission of a PhD proposal, PhD dissertation research and writing, and/or preparation of a publication.
The 9- to 12-month Fellowships are available to pursue an independent research project related to the MFA’s collections of Netherlandish art from the long seventeenth-century. In addition, the annual 6-month ‘Flanders State of the Art Fellowship’ will support a Fellow with a research topic focused on Flemish art and culture from the period, supported by the Government of Flanders.
Depending on the fellowship, applicants must have completed a master’s degree, be currently pursuing a doctoral degree, or have completed a doctoral degree within the last five years. Areas of specialization may include but are not limited to history of art, architecture, decorative arts and design, technical art history, conservation science, cultural studies, history of science, philosophy, sociology, visual studies, literary studies, religious studies, or related fields.
Typically in winter for a start date in fall.