• Expand London | Fellowship

    THE BRITISH MUSEUM – The Michael Bromberg Fellowship

    The Michael Bromberg Fellowship has run in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum since 2001. The Museum intends to make two appointments, each to be held for a period of three months at some point during 2015. The object of the endowed fellowship is to promote education by the study of prints and their history. The fellows will be given practical training as interns in the Department and undertake various projects in collaboration with British Museum staff. The value of each fellowship will be £3,500. The closing date for applications is 21 December 2014.

    Further particulars are available at www.britishmuseum.org

    or by writing to the Department at Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG. Telephone: 020 7323 8405 Fax: 020 7323 8999 E-mail: prints@thebritishmuseum.ac.uk

    (please title emails ‘Bromberg 2015’)

  • Expand Various | Fellowships and Study Abroad Studentships

    The Leverhulme Trust

    Is currently accepting applications for the following awards:

    RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS enable experienced researchers – whether employed in academia or as established independent researchers – to undertake a programme of research on a topic of their choice. Up to £50,000 is available for research costs, replacement teaching costs, or loss of earnings. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months, and must begin between 1 June 2015 and 1 May 2016. Approximately 90 fellowships are available in 2015. Closing date: Thursday 6 November 2014.

    INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC FELLOWSHIPS provide established UK researchers with an opportunity to spend a concentrated period of time in one or more research centres outside the UK, in order to develop new knowledge, skills and ideas, for example by learning new techniques, collaborating with colleagues overseas, or developing innovations in teaching. Up to £30,000 is available to provide replacement teaching costs and research and travel costs. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 12 months, and must begin between 1 June 2015 and 1 May 2016. Approximately 15 fellowships are available in 2015. Closing date: Thursday 6 November 2014.

    EMERITUS FELLOWSHIPS enable retired academics from UK institutions to complete a body of research for publication. Up to £22,000 is available for research costs directly related to the project. Fellowships are offered for periods of 3 to 24 months, and must begin between 1 August 2015 and 1 July 2016. Approximately 30 fellowships are available in 2015. Closing date: Thursday 5 February 2015

    STUDY ABROAD STUDENTSHIPS enable a period of advanced study or research anywhere in the world, except for the UK and USA. To qualify, applicants need to: hold an undergraduate degree; have been resident in the UK for at least five years; hold a degree at any level from a UK university; and either currently be registered as a student, or have been a registered student within the last eight years. Up to £18,000 a year is available for maintenance and travel; additional help with fees, research costs, and maintenance for dependents may also be provided. Studentships are offered for periods of 12 to 24, and must begin between 1 June 2015 and 1 May 2016. Approximately 20 studentships are available in 2015. Closing date: Monday 12 January 2015.

    More information 

    For more information and application details, please call 020 7042 9861/9862/9863, email grants@leverhulme.ac.uk or visit the Leverhulme Trust website: www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding 


    Registered Charity No. 288371

  • Expand London | Competition

    Contemporary Art Writing Prize 2015

    The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize seeks to discover talented young writers on contemporary art, with the winner receiving £1000 and the opportunity to publish a review of a contemporary art exhibition in The Burlington Magazine

    Since its founding in 1903, The Burlington Magazine has always considered the art of the present to be as worthy of study as the art of the past. The Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize advances the Magazine’s commitment to the study of contemporary art by encouraging aspiring young writers to critically engage with its forms and ideas. The Prize also promotes clear, concise and well-structured writing that is able to navigate complicated territory without recourse to over-complex language. 

    The judges of the 2015 Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize are Michael Bracewell and Caroline Douglas, assisted by Martha Barratt and Jonathan Vernon of The Burlington Magazine. Michael Bracewell is a celebrated critic and novelist. He is a regular contributor on the arts for Frieze magazine and the Independent on Sunday and has curated several exhibitions, most recently Play What’s Not There at Raven Row, London, in 2014. A collection of his criticism, The Space Between, Selected Writings on Art, was published in 2012. Caroline Douglas is the Director of the Contemporary Art Society. As Head of the Arts Council Collection from 2006 to 2013, she supported emerging artists and oversaw the acquisition of important works by artists such as Jeremy Deller and Wolfgang Tillmans. Recent projects have included the display of Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences at venues across the Midlands and the north of England. 

    Each contender will be offered a digital subscription to the Magazine at a specially reduced price, providing unlimited access to the Magazine’s archive as well as all the latest articles and reviews.

    The deadline for submissions is Monday 2nd February 2015

    The winner of the Prize will be announced in April 2015


    Submission Requirements

    • Contenders must be no older than 30 years of age and have published no more than six exhibition reviews

    • Contenders should submit one unpublished review of a contemporary art exhibition. Contemporary is defined as art produced since 2000.

    • The review should be no more than 1000 words in length and may include up to three low-resolution images.

    • The submitted review must be written in English (although the art considered may be international).

    • Submissions should be emailed as a Word document (.doc), clearly stating the name, age, country of residence and occupation of the writer to editorial@burlington.org.uk


    If you have any questions regarding submissions, please address them to Martha Barratt at editorial@burlington.org.uk

  • Expand Amsterdam | Fellowship

    The Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme

    The Rijksmuseum operates a research fellowship programme for outstanding candidates working on the art and history of the Low Countries whose principal concern is object-based research.

    The Rijksmuseum houses the world’s largest collection of Dutch artistic and historical treasures, and the most complete library on Dutch art. The museum re-opened its doors to the public in April 2013 following a ten-year renovation that completely transformed the institution. For the first time in its history, the paintings, sculpture, decorative arts and historical artefacts are being shown together in a chronological display. This innovative curatorial approach presents the public with an overview of the art and history of the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century.


    The aim of the Rijksmuseum Research Fellowship Programme is 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 focus of research should relate to the Rijksmuseum’s collection, and may encompass any of its varied holdings, including Netherlandish paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, prints, drawings, photography and historical artefacts. The purpose of the programme is to enable doctoral candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum and to encourage the understanding of Netherlandish art and history by offering students and scholars access to the museum’s collections, library, conservation laboratories and curatorial expertise. Partnership and collaboration is at the heart of these fellowships, which provide support for the museum and its research priorities, as well as its academic and non-academic partners.

    Application and procedure

    For the 2015-2016 academic year, candidates can apply for the following fellowships:

    • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship
    • DSM-JLL Fellowship
    • JLL-DSM Fellowship
    • Johan Huizinga Fellowship
    • Manfred & Hanna Heiting Fellowship

    The closing date for all applications is 15 March 2015, 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 take place in April 2015. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2015. All fellowships will start in September 2015.

    Further information and application forms are available at http://rijksmuseum.nl/en/fellowships.


  • Expand London | Job

    Editor - The Burlington Magazine

    The Burlington Magazine is the world's leading English language monthly publication devoted to the fine and decorative arts. Founded in 1903 by a group of art historians and connoisseurs that included Roger Fry, Bernard Berenson and Herbert Horne, The Burlington Magazine has appeared monthly without interruption ever since. It publishes concise, well-written articles based on original research, presenting art-historical discoveries and fresh interpretations.

    On the retirement of Richard Shone, Editor, The Burlington Magazine is looking for an Editor to lead the publication forwards in both print and digital formats. The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the integrity and academic standards of the editorial content, including selecting, commissioning and editing articles with the assistance of an experienced editorial team. The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree, but an advanced degree in art history, literature, or a related field is desirable. A high professional standing in a scholarly press, museum, university or equivalent environment is required. The ideal candidate will have a broad knowledge of art and publishing, a tested understanding of the editorial process, and be able to work to tight deadlines. The successful candidate must also have proven leadership skills and the ability to create a positive and productive team environment. The candidate should be able to collaborate effectively with a wide range of colleagues and contacts, both external and internal, and must possess excellent communication skills. This is a board-level position that reports to the Chairman and so requires a candidate who is organized, able to set priorities and juggle competing demands. Some travel is required.



    Job Title            Editor

    Status                Full-time permanent position

    Reporting To     Chairman of the Board of Trustees

    Location            London

    Mobility             Regular travel in London, Europe and the United States is required for this role, generally for short periods ranging from three to five days. The job holder should also have the flexibility to travel at short notice.

    Hours                Normal editorial office hours are 10am – 6pm. Out of office hour’s work is to be expected in fulfilling the demands of this role.

    Salary               Negotiable


    The Editor is responsible for overseeing the entire editorial content of the magazine, as outlined in the terms of the Articles of Governance. This includes the supervision of all editorial activity, including managing editorial staff, budgets and external contributors. The Editor is also responsible for engaging with the art-historical, museum, and art dealer communities in developing and enhancing relations to the benefit of the Burlington.


    Responsible for the selection and oversight of the editorial contents of each monthly issue
    Assist in the development of strategic editorial and, occasionally, commercial partnerships and opportunities for the magazine in print, online, events or fundraising
    Maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the Chairman of the Board
    Setting annual editorial plans, targets and budgets with the Managing Director
    Overseeing the operational performance of the editorial production schedule
    Assuming full accountability to the board for all editorial issues
    Representing the magazine to the art historical community at large, including contributors (potential or existing), curators, academics, museums, galleries, advertisers, etc.
    To assist the Managing Director with Fundraising through grant-giving organisations and/or major donors
    Managing editorial staff 



    Manage day-to-day operations of the Editorial Department
    Read all incoming article submissions
    Responsible for planning future issues at least 4 – 6 months in advance
    To commission and edit article, book or exhibition reviews, as required
    Lead monthly editorial and forward planning meetings
    Responsible for writing or commissioning the monthly Editorial
    Oversee any editorial projects, such as special series, acquisition supplements, books, etc.

    Board and Trustee Relations

    Attend all board, finance and general purposes committee, and nominations committee meetings in the UK and US as required
    Organise and chair the Editorial Policy Committee meeting
    Regularly meet with the Chairman of the Board regarding any editorial issues
    Maintain contact and good relations with all trustees and directors

    General Management

    Set and monitor annual editorial budgets and/or targets with the Managing Director

    External relations

    Represent the Burlington at art fairs (local & international), fundraising events, private gallery/dealer events, exhibition/museum events, Burlington conferences, etc.


    Identify and/or help to create fundraising opportunities
    Prepare and submit fundraising grant applications with Managing Director when required
    Write annual progress reports to relevant grant making organisations with Managing Director as required
    Work with the Managing Director, Board members or Trustees, to solicit funds from donors when required


    Manage 5 staff (Deputy Editor, Associate Editor, Contributing Editor, Production Editor, Editorial Assistant)
    Attend and contribute to regular all-staff meetings


    Essential qualifications:

    Art History degree or equivalent experience
    High level of proficiency in written English
    High professional standing in a museum, scholarly press, university or equivalent environment
    General knowledge of the field of art history, in conjunction with a specialist field of his/her own
    Good network of contacts throughout the international art historical community
    Team leadership and management experience
    Must be able to work and reside in the UK
    Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills
    • Reading knowledge or familiarity with one or more European languages, and the ability to translate articles if necessary

    Desirable qualifications:

    Magazine, journal or other publishing experience (commissioning, editing and writing, etc.)
    Published articles
    Budget preparation and management experience
    A good understanding of print and digital trends and issues in the field of journal publishing
    An appreciation of different social media platforms
    Knowledge of the art market and how it operates
    Board-level/trustee-level experience
    Previous fundraising experience through grant-giving organisations or major donors

    Candidates must provide a CV, cover letter and 1,000 word Editorial on a topic of their choosing, to be submitted in Word or PDF format, to editor-recruitment@burlington.org.uk.

    Deadline for applications is Friday February 27, 2015