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Kurzes Fellowship, Museum Wilhelm Busch, Hanover

The Museum Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst holds a comprehensive collection of the extensive work of Wilhelm Busch. The Museum is also dedicated to its growing, and important, collection of caricature and offers the entire range of this art, since its beginning around 1600 to the present day. Since the 1980s, the Museum has been concentrating on the purchase of collections of historical caricatures, and today holds in its possession several thousand prints of English, French, and German caricatures. Special emphasis has been put on English caricature between 1750 and 1850, but also on French caricature of the 19th century and on German caricature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research profits from the Museum's huge library, to which has been added the research library that formerly belonged to Monica and Ronald Searle.

Research holds a high priority for the Museum and its work and has provided a firm basis for the Museum's day-to-day work, its exhibitions and its outreach. Research-based exchange is of prime importance for the international range of our collection, and the fellowship we are offering aims at strengthening our international cooperation.

The Förderverein des Museums »Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst« e. V. offers a fellowship of four weeks, from September 1st to September 30th 2018, for PhD students or young academics. Their own project should be well advanced, it will have a defined relation to the collection of the Museum and will have its focus on historical caricature of Western Europe, from the 18th to the beginning of the 20th century. We expect regular presence during our working hours, and a summary of the results of the fellowship. You will also share in the social media work of the Museum.

We offer
– a workstation in our offices
– a small furnished apartment at Leibnizhaus
– travel expenses from your home to Hannover, up to 1500 €
– the fixed sum of 1500 € for your daily expenses, including public transport
– academic support by our staff and by members of the Förderverein

The closing date for applications is June 15th 2018. We expect
– the completed application form (
– academic vita
– reference of a university lecturer (only PhD students)
– list of publications (optional)
– a two page summary (max. 5.000 signs) of the project you intend to pursue at our Museum, and its place in your current project.

The application proposal should reach us no later than June 15th 2018, under the heading of »Fellowship 2018«, either online (mail(at) or by postal letter addressed to

Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst
Museums-Fellowship 2018
Georgengarten 1
30167 Hannover


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