Harvard Art Museums, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art
Schroeder Curatorial Fellow
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
The Curatorial Fellowship Program at the Harvard Art Museums is designed to broaden the experience of scholars embarking on professional and academic careers in art history who are considering the museum profession.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• The Schroeder Fellow conducts object-based research and scholarship on the extensive collections of the Harvard Art Museums, with a focus on the rich artistic achievements of Islamic art in the late medieval and early modern eras. Under the supervision of the Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, the Fellow develops a series of argument-driven installations for the Islamic gallery, working primarily with paintings, drawings, and calligraphy from the 14th through 19th centuries, but also reaching across centuries, media, and curatorial divisions as appropriate for thematic expression. The Fellow participates in all aspects of installation planning and implementation, working closely with staff throughout the museum.
• The Curatorial Fellow will assist with a broad range of curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials and cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Harvard Art Museums’ database. The Curatorial Fellow will participate as appropriate in the acquisition process, donor cultivation, and provenance research. The Curatorial Fellow will contribute to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms.
• Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums’ Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows’ cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program.
• The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees.
MA in Art History with specialization in Islamic art or in Middle Eastern Studies; reading proficiency in Persian and Arabic.
• PhD preferred with specialization in Islamic arts of the book of the 14th – 19th centuries
• Curatorial or related experience
• Commitment to fostering the appreciation of works of art in a museum context
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as collegially
This is a term position. Term duration: 2 years
Start date: 9/4/2018
1. Please apply online with letter and curriculum vitae HERE. Please upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample.
2. Please ask references to send letters of recommendation to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).
|Primary Category:||Art / Art History
|Secondary Categories:||Islamic History / Studies
Middle East History / Studies