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The MAD-Getty Paper Project Curatorial Fellowship

The musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris offers a 18-month Curatorial Fellowship, from January 2019 to June 2020, supported by the Getty Foundation as part of The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity to a young scholar looking to become a curator of works on paper to be trained under the curator responsible for the collection in all the aspects of the profession, with the aim of acquiring skills and autonomy in the field. The planned training programme involves inventorying part of the collection, researching attributions and bibliographic information, organizing seminars, hosting scholars, following up loan files and the restoration of works. It would also include making a personal contribution to the planned exhibition and publication on the department’s collections (MAD, March-June 2020).

Desired qualifications of the fellow

A post-graduate qualification (Master 2 level for European students) in history of art, preferably relating to works on paper;
Full Professional fluency in French;
Fluency in English;
Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
Documents (PDF) to send, through wetransfer, to Bénédicte Gady ( and Sophie Malville (

CV (two pages max.)
Letter of motivation (one page max, in French)
University thesis
Publications (5 max.)
Letter of support by the Research Supervisor
Letter of support by the Supervisor of a former internship or Employer
Applications must be in French and submitted by Wednesday 31 October 2018.
The preselection will be announced to the elected candidates on Friday 30 November 2018.

Interviews are scheduled to take place at the Musée des Arts décoratifs Paris on Monday December 10th 2018. No travel expenses will be reimbursed. Interviews may be arranged by Skype.


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