The Paul Mellon Centre Research Collections Fellowship was established on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Paul Mellon Centre in 2020.
The successful Fellow will be required to use the Centre’s Archive and Library Collections to explore an aspect of the development of art history as a discipline in the UK in the 20th century. The Centre’s collections are rich in materials relevant to this topic. They reveal much about the networks of art historians who shaped the field. They also provide plentiful information on how they conducted their research and writing.
The Fellowship is an award of £10,000 for a period of 12 months. During this time the Fellow will be required to carry out detailed research using the Centre’s Archive and Library Collections. For applicants based abroad there is also an additional travel bursary to cover international flights/trains to London if required. Any accommodation and subsistence should be taken from the £10,000 award.
The Paul Mellon Centre is a specialist repository and the only institution in the UK recognised by the National Archives as actively collecting the papers of art historians. It currently holds over 36 Archive Collections including the papers of some of the early pioneers in the field, including Paul Oppé, Ben Nicolson, Oliver Millar and Ellis K Waterhouse. The Centre also holds the libraries of some of these key individuals.
The Fellowship must focus primarily on the Paul Mellon Centre’s Archive Collections, with reference to relevant published material in the Library Collections. It may draw upon relevant collections held in other institutions where appropriate.
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