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2020-2021 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships 2020-2021


There are two types of Conservation Fellowships: junior and senior. Junior fellows work closely with Met staff to receive training in scientific research and conservation practices. Senior fellows work on a specific research project that makes use of the Museum's collection and/or resources.


Recent master's graduates, PhD candidates, postdoctoral scholars, and senior scientists and researchers are eligible to apply. We encourage applications from those with a background in, but not limited to, conservation, conservation science, chemistry/physical chemistry, botany, and earth sciences/geology.


Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation 2020-2022


The Research Scholar in Photograph Conservation works on-site in the Sherman Fairchild Center for Works on Paper and Photograph Conservation. The Research Scholar conducts a research project based on the Museum's resources and its collections of photographs, in addition to participating in the preservation- and exhibition-related activities of the Photograph Conservation lab.


The Research Scholar is expected to have a graduate degree in conservation or equivalent experience and should be completely committed to the conservation of photographs as his or her area of specialization.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Interdisciplinary Fellowship 2020-2021


The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.


The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City-The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.


With the arrival last summer of Max Hollein, Director of The Met, there is a new opportunity to focus on developing narrative related to the collections that is entirely multi-centric. His vision for The Met is about the intersections of collection areas and cultural overlap, stressing connectivity of cultures fostering multiple narratives and viewpoints. This is at the center of the creation of this unique interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity.


This new Fellowship falls within the Museum's within the Museum's History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowship program. The Fellowship will encourage projects that move between the departments of the museum and may result in work that goes beyond the traditional boundaries. The Met is looking for a creative, talented and innovative individual for this one-year fellowship. The Fellow will work with one or more supervisors and mentors across Department areas, and will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the professional staff and as part of the larger community of Fellows at The Met. The museum's collection, libraries, archives, programs and other resources should be seen as a jumping off point for projects that find their principal focus in areas that include, but are not limited to Anthropology, Dance, Film Studies, Literary Studies, and Musicology.


The Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period is $42,000 for Junior fellows and $52,000 for Senior* fellows. Both Junior and Senior fellows receive an additional $6,000 for research related travel and conferences. The Fellow is expected to be in residence full-time, 5 days a week, and work collaboratively with museum staff.


The ideal candidate must have:



  • Master's-level graduate degree, or be pursuing or holding a Ph.D., or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in a discipline noted above, and in related field/s.

  • Evidence of excellent achievement and potential for future achievement

  • Realistic project goals and work to be accomplished within the timeframe of the fellowship period.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills


* Senior fellowships are available to those who hold a PhD on the date of application and/or are well-established scholars in their field of expertise.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Interdisciplinary Fellowship in Education and Public Practice 2020-2021


The Metropolitan Museum of Art collects, studies, conserves, and presents significant works of art across all times and cultures in order to connect people to creativity, knowledge, and ideas.


The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City-The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.


With the arrival last summer of Max Hollein, Director of The Met, there is a new opportunity to focus on developing narrative related to the collections that is entirely multi-centric. His vision for The Met is about the intersections of collection areas and cultural overlap, stressing connectivity of cultures fostering multiple narratives and viewpoints. This is at the center of the creation of this unique interdisciplinary fellowship opportunity.


This Education and Public Practice Fellowship gives space for the thoughtful exploration of knowledge creation and sharing through collaborative approaches, creative teaching, and dynamic presentation platforms. The fellow will move between the departments of the museum and may result in work that goes beyond the traditional boundaries. The Met is looking for a creative, talented, and innovative individual for this one-year fellowship. The fellow will be anchored in the Education Department and work with one or more supervisors and mentors across Department areas. From the perch of education and public practice, this fellow will have opportunities to work closely with other members of the professional staff and as part of the larger community of fellows at The Met. The Museum's collection, libraries, archives, programs and other resources should be seen as a jumping off point for projects that find their principal focus in areas that include, but are not limited to, Anthropology, Dance, Film Studies, Literary Studies, and Musicology.


Museum Education and Public Practice Fellows explore connections between public practice, education, and the humanities.


This fellowship can focus on but is not limited to gallery teaching, interpretation, activating the archive, examining the intersection of museum learning and education theory and philosophy, creative practices, art history, cultural and social history, and/or the sciences. During his or her tenure, the fellow contributes to the programming for and with various constituents.


The Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period is $42,000 for Junior fellows and $52,000 for Senior fellows. Both Junior and Senior fellows receive an additional $6,000 for research related travel and conferences. The fellow is expected to be in residence full-time, 5 days a week, and work collaboratively with museum staff.


The ideal candidate must have:



  • Master's-level graduate degree, or be pursuing or holding a Ph.D., or contemplating graduate study or professional placement in a discipline noted above, and in related field/s.

  • Evidence of excellent achievement and potential for future achievement

  • Realistic project goals and work to be accomplished within the timeframe of the fellowship period.

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills


*Senior fellowships are available to those who hold a PhD on the date of application and/or are well-established scholars in their field of expertise.


The Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art


The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking eligible candidates for September 2020-August 2021.


The Eugene V. Thaw Fellowship for Collections Cataloguing is a 12-month position in the Department of European Paintings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The purpose of the Fellowship is to train students and young professionals in the practice of cataloguing works of art: the research and compilation of provenance, exhibition history, and bibliographic references, as well as documenting critical opinions from the literature. These elements are the foundation of art-historical knowledge and essential for curatorial practice. The department has a long history of maintaining records on the paintings in its collection and makes these available to anyone via the museum's website. For over a decade it has been involved in creating an online catalogue that is currently a model for many other institutions.


The Cataloguing Fellow will participate in a range of activities in the department over the twelve month period. The position will provide training in the TMS (The Museum System) database that is used throughout the museum world. The fellow will normally focus on a specific portion of the collection. Fellows will be involved in many aspects of the department's activities and will work closely with curators as well as conservators under the direction of the department's Senior Collections Cataloguer.


Eligible candidates should either have completed their MA or be ABD Ph.D. candidates. Preference will be given to those with some background in cataloguing, but this is not deemed essential. Basic language skills for the area in which they propose to work is essential.


The Cataloguing Fellowship stipend for the 12 month period will be $42,000 with an additional stipend of $6,000 for project/research related travel. The twelve-month position will take place from September 8, 2020- August 31, 2021.


Requirements vary depending on the fellowship.


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