Het Scheepvaartmuseum (the National Maritime Museum) and the Society Dutch Historical Maritime Museum promote scientific research on the museum’s collection. A special foundation has been set up and every year three fellowships are granted to students and academics from the Netherlands and abroad: the Dr. Ernst Crone fellowship, the Mr. Peter Rogaar fellowship and the Prof. J.C.M. Warnsinck fellowship.
The National Maritime Museum develops its collection based on five main themes. The five main themes of The National Maritime Museum are:
- The Dutch and the world. An approach to Dutch maritime history from an international perspective.
- The Netherlands as a maritime nation. A national perspective on the importance of the maritime sector for regional planning, labour, daily life, language, etc.
- The sea as a source of inspiration. The impact of Dutch maritime history on the creation of art.
- The sea as a new challenge. The Dutch and their new relationship with the sea. The museum presents the new relationships of the Dutch with water sports, beach culture, the environment, etc. from a historical perspective.
- Amsterdam as a port. The specific maritime history of Amsterdam, its ports, shipping companies and other manifestations of the maritime sector, in particular the Arsenal (the current museum building) and its immediate surroundings.
The application deadline is 30 October 2015. For more information, please consult the Scheepvaartmuseum website.