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BnF-Getty Paper Project Curatorial Fellowship (School of Fontainebleau)

The Prints and Photographs Department of the French National Library is looking to recruit a full-time Fellow with a specialist interest in 16th century prints and drawings.

This two-year fellowship, beginning November 2nd 2020, is supported by a grant from the Getty Foundation as part of its initiative The Paper Project and offers exceptional scholarly and professional training to an emerging works-on-paper curator, as the Fellow will be a fully integrated member of the curatorial staff of the department. He/she will have the opportunity to participate in the reopening of the restored historic Richelieu building of the BnF.

The Fellow will work more specifically on French prints and drawings of the 16th century and focusing on the School of Fontainebleau.

Required Profile and Qualifications
-Master’s degree (or equivalent) in art history, with a proven knowledge and interest in working with Old Master prints and drawings and in their physical characteristics
-Strong interest in a curatorial career
-Fluent knowledge of French in spoken and written form

Major Duties and Responsibilities
-Research, inventory and preventive conservation of the collection of prints and drawings of (or influenced by) the Fontainebleau school. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make research trips to other graphic arts collections. He/she will benefit from advice from renowned experts on this topic and will organize a workshop / on the prints and drawings of the Fontainebleau school
-Participation in the everyday activities of the curatorial team of the Department
-Participation in the reopening of Richelieu Library and Museum

Application (must be in French) :
-CV (3 pages max)
-Cover letter (2 pages max)
-Bibliography (selection of major publications and/or unpublished communications and/or unpublished scholar papers)

Applications can be submitted until June 30th, 2020.

Candidates selected after the pre-screening will be interviewed first week of September. No travel expenses will be reimbursed. Skype interviews can be scheduled. The selected candidate will be notified on September 7th, 2020

Electronic applications should be submitted to the following address: No applications by post will be accepted.

Further information is available by sending an email to: (Please title emails: 2020 -BnF-Paper Project)

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