The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam announces a pre-doctoral fellowship program for outstanding doctoral candidates working on the art and the history of the Low Countries with a focus on object-based research. The programme aims to train a new generation of inquisitive object-based specialists, furthering understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future.
The focus of research should be related to the Rijksmuseum’s collections, which encompass paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. Students and scholars will have access to the Rijksmuseum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise.
Applications will be accepted for those pursuing careers as art historians, curators, conservators, historians and scientists. Funding is available for one- or two-year fellowships, starting in the academic year 2014-2015. The closure date of applications is 15 March 2014.
Further information including the application form can be found at the website of the Rijksmuseum: www.rijksmuseum.nl/research-and-library.
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Program is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Migelien Gerritzen Fonds and the Dr. Anton Dreesmann Fonds.