Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Curatorial Fellow

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Summary: 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 Stanley H. Durwood Foundation Fellow conducts object-based research and scholarship focused on the extensive collections of the Harvard Art Museums, with a preference for 17th century Dutch drawings. Under the supervision of the Maida and George Abrams Associate Curator of Drawings, the Fellow researches and writes entries on Dutch drawings–an area of the collection that is particularly rich and distinguished–for the online catalogue. The Fellow is also given the opportunity to carry out research on Dutch works from the permanent collection in other media. The Curatorial Fellow assists with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials, curation of museum displays and exhibitions, cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Art Museums’ database, and donor cultivation. Foregrounding the museum’s teaching and research mission, the Curatorial Fellow helps provide content expertise for the Art Museums’ Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. The Fellow may supervise students and temporary employees. All applications must be submitted through Harvard’s Recruitment Management System, ASPIRE: Posted on: 01/29/2016