Connecting Art Histories in the Museum. The Mediterranean and Asia
Project directors | Hannah Baader, Gerhard Wolf, Michael Eissenhauer (SMB) and Jörg Völlnagel (SMB) in cooperation with Paola Ivanov (Ethnologisches Museum, SMB), Viola König (Ethnologisches Museum, SMB), Klaas Ruitenbeek (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, SMB), Lilla Russell-Smith (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, SMB), Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, SMB) and Moritz Wullen (Kunstbibliothek, SMB)
Connecting Art Histories in the Museum combines academic and museum research with curatorship. Set up as a joint project between the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums of Berlin), the innovative fellowship program focuses on artistic and cultural interactions in the Mediterranean and Asia, concentrating on the period between 400 and 1650. Up to four outstanding international young art historians spend one to two years investigating artistic and cultural interactions of this region, based on the objects from the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Additional emphasis is placed on the objects’ display in the museums.
Fellowships are for one year, with the possibility of an extension. The fellowship (including travel expenses) follows the rules of the Max Planck Society. An extension of the fellowship will be considered upon presentation of the researcher's first year results.
Applications in German or English language should include - a detailed cv - a research proposal (max. 5 pages) - a list of publications and one substantial writing sample - one letter of recommendation and the name of a second referee
Please send your electronic application as one pdf file (max. 2 MB) by the 4th of March 2016 to email@example.com.