Calderwood Curatorial Fellow, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art

Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Summary: The Curatorial Fellowship Program 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 Calderwood 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 Hinduism and Islam in the early modern era. Under the supervision of the Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, the Fellow develops a series of argument-driven installations for the South Asian gallery, working primarily with the holdings of South Asian paintings and drawings from the 16th 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 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: 03/03/2016