This Fellowship enables early career scholars to conduct conservation and scientific research on art works and historical artifacts. Focus should be on the Rijksmuseum collection or ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum. A suitable project might entail technical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum’s collection or analytical techniques, preventive conservation, or treatment methodologies. This fellowship enables candidates to collaborate with conservators, curators and scientists active at the Rijksmuseum. The Fellowship will preferably result in an article for publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow in consultation with the Rijksmuseum.
The program seeks to strengthen connections between museum and universities and encourage the exchange of knowledge. Candidates are offered the opportunity to carry out their own research project at the Rijksmuseum, with access to the museum’s staff, collection, library, and laboratories.
Fellowships are one year in duration and begin in September. Housing in Amsterdam is provided at the Haga Huis, within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum.
The fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates. Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include conservators and scientists.
Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent command of the English language – both written and spoken. Proficiency in a second language (ideally Dutch or German) is preferred but not required.
Applications are typically due in January. Fellowships start in September.