The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables candidates to conduct conservation and/or scientific research on art works and historical artefacts. Focus should be the Rijksmuseum collection or ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum. A suitable project might entail technical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum’s collection and/or analytical techniques, preventive conservation, and treatment methodologies. This fellowship enables candidates to collaborate with conservators, curators and scientists active at the Rijksmuseum. The Fellowship will result in an article for publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her supervisors in consultation with the Rijksmuseum. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year.
The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
As part of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, the Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates, whose research is compatible with the Fellowship position. The programme is set out to train a new generation of museum professionals: inquisitive object-based specialists who will further develop understanding of Netherlandish art and history for the future. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necessary information in the museum, as well as to the library, conservation laboratories of the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam.
Application and procedure
The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2018, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.
Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2018. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial staff and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2018. All Fellowships will start in September 2018.
For further information and application forms, please visit www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (firstname.lastname@example.org), +31 (0)20-6747395.