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Deadline: April 31 2010

The Center for the History of Collecting in America was established in 2007 to stimulate awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections from Colonial times to the present, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history. The Center’s academic and public programs provide a forum for thoughtful exchange that may expand and further stimulate scholarship in this discipline.

Through its Fellowship Program, the Center seeks not only to encourage research on the history of collecting in America, but also to expand the field’s still limited body of literature. At present the Center offers a number of short-term (6 – 8 weeks) fellowships for graduate and pre-doctoral students and for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition the Center offers long-term Leon Levy Fellowships for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In all cases preference will be given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available at the Frick Art Reference Library.

Two short-term fellowships will be granted for Summer/Fall 2010 (July–September), one to a junior (pre-doctoral) scholar, and one to a senior (post-doctoral) scholar. Long-term Leon Levy Fellowships (one to two academic semesters) will be granted for Summer/Fall 2010.

Applicants may come from the academic or museum worlds, or from other relevant professional backgrounds. They may be full- or part-time students, full- or part-time employees, or independent art historians, historians, and/or curators.

Fellowships are open to scholars of any nationality.

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