The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a generous gift from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation to fund five fellowship positions in the Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints. These paid positions include four yearlong fellowships and one interdisciplinary fellowship of two years that combines curatorial, conservation, and scientific studies. The fellowships will begin in fall 2022, with applications available in September 2021.
Nadine M. Orenstein, Drue Heinz Curator in Charge of the Department of Drawing and Prints, said, “We are thrilled to receive this noteworthy support and look forward to meeting the first cohort of Diamonstein-Spielvogel Fellows. Not only are we excited to offer impactful career training to those who share our passion for drawings and prints but we also welcome the new perspectives and fresh ideas that these individuals will bring to the Museum to further contextualize our collection in complex, multifaceted, and engaging ways.”
The four History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships will be open to those enrolled in a PhD program in art history, visual and cultural studies, history, or a related field. With access to the Museum’s extensive holdings of drawings and prints, these fellows will conduct their own research projects while being exposed to a full range of curatorial and departmental activities. The two-year-long Curatorial/Scientific Research STEAM Junior Fellowship will offer to qualified graduate students an interdisciplinary experience combining technical investigation with art historical research on works on paper. This fellow will divide their time between the Department of Drawings and Prints, the Department of Scientific Research, and the Department of Paper Conservation, benefiting from the expertise of curators, scientists, and paper conservators while learning how to use state-of-the-art technology to closely study drawings and prints in The Met collection.
The opening of applications will be announced on the CODART website in September 2021