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Summer Graduate Fellowship in Prints and Drawings

The Summer Fellow will work with the Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings on a project related to 19th-century French drawings in the CMA’s collection funded by the Getty Foundation’s Paper Project. The fellowship will primarily involve reviewing and building object files for drawings through primary and secondary research. The fellow will also edit and add information to the collection database about these works to make them available online. They will have the opportunity to learn about various aspects of exhibition and publication development by working closely with the curator on related tasks. The timing of this fellowship can be flexible (i.e. it could take place later in the summer or potentially into the fall) depending on the candidate’s schedule. The fellow will receive a stipend and funding to cover the costs of housing in Cleveland. Responsibilities include:

Adding new information to the museum's collection database, Athena, and to object files. The research and work involved may also lend itself to the creation of a digital Artlens tour or blog content. Advanced candidates may produce content for a publication related to the French drawings project, and didactic text for a related exhibition.

Learning about and gaining experience in object-based research, including provenance research. They will also learn basic information about the techniques of prints and drawings through direct interaction with curatorial and conservation staff. As well, they will learn how to use Athena and further develop writing skills.

Conducting extensive library and archival research. This work will be broken up by sessions examining drawings in the paper lab with curatorial and conservation staff, and regular meetings with the curator to discuss the French drawings exhibition and publication. The fellow will join the curator for meetings directly related to this project.

The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a Master's level student in art history. We will also consider recent graduates (May 2018 or later) with an interest in French art, 19th-century art, or prints and drawings. An advanced undergraduate student will also be considered. For consideration, candidates should display excellent writing and research skills. A basic reading knowledge of French is also helpful but not required.

Position details: 35 hours/week for 12 weeks. $7,200 stipend and $2,250 housing allowance.
Relevant research areas: Western Europe, 19th Century

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