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RMFAB-Getty Curatorial Fellow

The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are recruiting a Curatorial Fellow within the framework of the RMFAB-Getty Paper Project . We are looking to recruit a RMFAB-Getty Curatorial Fellow with a special interest in Belgian art on paper of the period 1868-1914 (Fin-de-Siecle Museum).

The position and project are integrated in the collection "Works on Paper Modern Art (19th to 21st - century)" which holds about 9.000 works in total and comprises mainly drawings, pastels and watercolors, as well as photographs and prints from artist born 1748 and later. Prints and photographs held in the collection are mainly from the period after 1945. The strengths of the collection are the late 19th century in Belgian art, Belgian abstract art of the1920s as well as the young generation after 1945 with 'La Jeune Peinture Beige' and CoBrA. Highlights are large collections of works by Fernand Khnopff, James Ensor, Leon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Rik Wouters, Jozef Peeters, Felix De Boeck, Rene Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Pierre Alechinsky, Gaston Bertrand, Marcel Broodthaers and main works by foreign artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Odilon Redon or Marc Chagall. They are currently shown to the public through temporary exhibitions and rotating displays in the Magritte and Fin-de-Siecle Museum.

The Fellowship funded by the Getty Foundation will enable the Fellow to participate in a range of curatorial activities related to the collection of 'works on paper modern art' in the Department Collection and Research and to assist the curator of the collection in general. Accordingly, the grant will support full curatorial training in areas such as cataloguing in order to complete the digital catalogue, collections management, research, rotating temporary displays and acquisitions. In particular, the fellow will follow the preparation of the rotations in the Fin-de-Siecle Museum. The fellowship will primarily involve to inventory in detail larger compounds of works as well as reviewing and building catalogue entries and object files related to the collection of art on paper of the period 1870-1910.

Application Instructions
Candidates must send their application (pdf file) by 23.04.2020 at the latest by e-mail to: (reference: Getty Paper Project Fellow).

The file consists of a letter of motivation, a detailed CV with a list of publications, as well as a copy of the required diploma and an extract from the criminal record. After a screening of the CVs received, a comparative selection will be organized. Candidates selected based on their application will be invited for a hearing by the Joint Selection Committee.

Please visit the 'External Link' below for more information and the full position description (including descriptions in French and Dutch).
Relevant research areas: 19th Century, 20th Century, Contemporary

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