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Jobs and opportunities

See below for the latest jobs, fellowships and courses. We also host an academic noticeboard, where calls for papers, conferences, can be posted for free, as well as a list of art dealers and services, and information on our annual Contemporary Art Writing Prize.

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Thank you for submitting your job or opportunity. You will be contacted by the Advertising Director for confirmation of details and any fees to be paid. All entries subject to approval by The Burlington Magazine.

Graduate programs in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby's Institute

The Master’s degree in Fine and Decorative Art and Design derives from the oldest program at Sotheby's Institute of Art, which started in 1969. It offers an integrated study of fine and decorative art and design based on case studies drawn from the late Renaissance through to the latetwentieth century. These studies are used as lenses through which to examine the production and materiality of art objects, and to consider aspects of consumption, including patronage and collecting and the historical and contemporary art market. Sotheby's Institute of Art in London is accredited by The University of Manchester, and offers world-class education across a variety of art world disciplines. 15-week Semester courses in Decorative Arts and Design also offered at the London campus.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and Its Markets
Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby's Auction House in 1969 Sotheby's Institute of Art is now the leader in art business education and object based learning. Our faculty represent the best of the art world helping students master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.


Address: 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7462 3244

Study Higher and Continuing Education Programmes with Christie's Education in London, New York, Hong Kong and Online

Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of higher and continuing education, and an internationally recognised centre of academic excellence in the study of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship.

We offer master’s degrees in London and New York, and are dedicated to preparing students for entry into the art world, placing great importance on analytical skills, object-based learning, research and scholarship, and the practical experience of art and business as the keys to professional success. Studies are reinforced with a rigorous professional development course and all students are offered an integrated art world work placement as part of their degree.

We also offer a wide range of continuing education opportunities in London, New York and Hong Kong, designed to introduce the fundamentals of art, collecting and art business, as well as advanced and certificate courses for those with an appetite to study at a deeper level. In addition, our online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world, enabling you to access rich and exclusive content wherever you are based.

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Address: 42 Portland Place, Marylebone, W1B 1NB

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7665 4350



The scholarship has been created to provide funding over a 12-month period to those engaged in the study of French 18th-century fine and decorative art to enable them to develop new ideas and research that will contribute to this field of art historical study.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be studying, or intending to study, for an MA, PhD, post-doctoral or independent research in the field of French 18th-century fine and decorative arts within the 12-month period the funding is given (i.e. September 2020 – August 2020).

The funding is open to UK and international applicants.

Support provided and duration

£10,000 is awarded to one recipient per year and applies to a 12-month period.

Payments are made in Pound Sterling. Payments of £2,500 are normally made on a quarterly basis, with the first payment being disbursed within one month of the recipient being formally notified that they have been awarded the scholarship. Some flexibility in the payment schedule can be made, with prior approval, depending on the recipient’s circumstances.

Before payment can be made, the recipient must have formally accepted the grant. Any unspent funds at the end of the grant period must be returned to The Burlington.

Eligible costs:

- Tuition/university fees
- Travel and subsistence costs
- Book costs related to the research
- Image costs related to the research
- Facility/museum/archive access costs or related fees, such as photocopying

Cost NOT allowed:

- Travel or registration costs for conference/meeting/workshop/training attendance, collaborative visits, or any training.
- Computer costs, unless it is a dedicated cost that is essential to the proposal and the importance has been clearly justified within the application.
- Any staff costs, whether personal payments (including salary) to the applicant or to other individuals including overseas collaborators, postgraduate, doctoral students and for other members of staff.
- Membership costs to any association(s)/organisation(s)
- General journal subscription costs

Start date

The start date of successful applications should be at the beginning of the academic year (generally September). Earlier start dates will be considered for independent scholars or post-doctoral research.

Closing date and notification date

Closing date: 23 March 2020

The successful applicant will be notified by 31 May 2020.

Application procedure

Applicants must provide:

- CV
- Description of project/research (no longer than 2 pages of A4)
- Budget
- Proof of Institution you are attending/will attend – if applicable

Applications can only be submitted via email.

All application documents must be submitted in PDF or Word document (.docx) format and emailed to

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and asked to provide two references for further review by the Selection Panel.

All correspondence should be conducted in English.

Monitoring the award

Final Report: No later than two months after the grant comes to an end the recipient will provide a written report of no less than 2-pages of A4 paper, in English, summarising the results of the research, as well as the spending allocation of the funds received. The recipient will also provide a copy of the thesis or independent research document or publication when it is completed.

Award acknowledgement and logo

We ask all award-holders to acknowledge The Burlington’s support in any publicity, conference or workshop talks, promotional material or publications associated with the research funded by The Burlington. Logos can be provided upon request.


If you have any enquiries about the submission of your application please contact the Burlington at

The Burlington Magazine, the world’s leading monthly English-language journal of art history, is seeking an editor to oversee its online publishing platform on contemporary art, Burlington Contemporary. The role principally involves securing research articles of the highest standard for its journal and managing submissions through the peer review and editing process, together with commissioning and editing the weekly reviews of books and exhibitions. It also involves responsibility for editing and commissioning articles and reviews on modern and contemporary art in The Burlington Magazine.

The successful applicant will have demonstrable in-depth knowledge of international contemporary art, both within and outside of gallery contexts, possess good editorial skills and be confident in handling digital media. Excellent organisational skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple tasks to strict deadlines are essential.

Good written, interpersonal and team-working skills will be expected, and experience of working in a magazine, book or digital publishing environment is desirable. Competence in at least one other European language will be an advantage.

The position reports to the Editor. This is a full-time post and is based at the Magazine’s office in central London.

The salary is £30,000 per annum, and comes with excellent benefits.

To apply please write, enclosing cover letter and C.V. with the subject heading “Contemporary Art Editor” to: Applications via Facebook are not accepted.

The deadline for applications is 30th March, 2020.

Shortlisted candidates must be available for interview in the week of 6th April.

Due to the Coronavirus and its current impact on travel, business and social/professional meetings, we have decided to suspend our recruitment for the role of Contemporary Art Editor.


However, if you do decide to apply, we are keeping any applications we receive up to and including the deadline of 30 March 2020 and, once the crisis has passed, will contact you to see if you still wish to be considered for the role.



Location: The Magazine’s offices, WC1, London
Mobility: Occasional travel in London, Europe and the USA may be required, generally for short periods ranging from three to five days. The job holder should also have the flexibility to travel at short notice.
Hours: Full-time, 9am – 5pm with occasional overtime and weekend work, as required


• Secure research articles of a high academic standard for the Burlington Contemporary journal.
• See articles through the peer review process and edit them for publication.
• Commission and edit reviews for Burlington Contemporary.
• Administer the editorial budget for Burlington Contemporary as agreed by the Editor and Managing Director.
• Keep Burlington Contemporary’s electronic forward plan of reviews (Trello) up to date and help to maintain the electronic database of contributors.
• Assist the Editor and Reviews Editor with any editorial matter concerning modern and contemporary art in the Magazine.
• As agreed with the Editor, from time to time contribute reviews or articles to both Burlington Contemporary and the Magazine
• Liaise with the Reviews Editor on the choice of reviews for Burlington Contemporary.
• Keep the Magazine’s commercial and marketing staff regularly informed about the editorial content of Burlington Contemporary.
• Maintain and develop social media promoting Burlington Contemporary, in collaboration with the Burlington’s marketing staff.
• Represent The Burlington Magazine and its digital publishing to the art historical community at large, including contributors (potential or existing), curators, academics, museums, galleries, advertisers, etc.
• Attend conferences, openings/private views, lectures and seminars, as required by the Editor.


• Day to day editorial responsibility for Burlington Contemporary.
• Commission and schedule book and exhibition reviews for Burlington Contemporary.
• Secure articles for the Burlington Contemporary journal and steer them through the peer review and editing process.
• Obtain illustrations for use on Burlington Contemporary.
• Negotiate payments for editorial contributions to Burlington Contemporary within the budget set by the Managing Director.
• As required by the Editor, edit and proofread articles in the Magazine relating to Modern and Contemporary Art.
• Assist on occasion with any editorial projects, such as supplements, special series, etc.
• As agreed by the Editor, write reviews or articles for both the Magazine and Burlington Contemporary.
• Develop strategic partnerships as required, in collaboration with the Editor and Managing Director.


• A degree in Art History.
• High proficiency in written English.
• Demonstrable in-depth knowledge of international contemporary art.
• Excellent contacts across the gallery, museum and academic sectors.
• An understanding of the editorial requirements of academic publishing.
• Confidence in working with digital media.
• Ability to administer a collaborative project in an efficient, creative and self-led manner.
• Must be able to reside and work in the UK.

• Proficiency in a European language in addition to English.
• Experience of work in a publishing environment in books, magazines or academic journals.
• Experience of working with website CMS systems.





The Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica (CEEH), Technische Universität Dresden and Universität Hamburg are delighted to announce the creation of two fully-funded doctoral scholarships for the study of Spanish Art starting on 1st of October 2020. The scholarships are named after Carl Justi, one of the first German art historians who dedicated himself to the study and research of Spanish art in the 19th century and who is especially known for his biographies on Diego Velázquez (1888) and on Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1892).

The scholarships are endowed with €20.000, annually for a duration of 36 months for living costs and travel with the option of extension to four years. There are no additional university fees. The doctoral thesis can be written in German or in English.


The doctoral projects should be located in the area of Spanish art including its reception by German artists, art historians, collectors, and critics. Proposals relating to the period between the Middle Ages and the first two decades of the 20th century are particularly welcome.

The application deadline is 30th April 2020.

For application requirements and further information, please visit

for the scholarship at the Technische Universität Dresden:

for the scholarship at the Universität Hamburg: ordnungen-satzungen/promotionsordnungen-vor-april- 2014/20100707-promo-gw-77.pdf

Applicants should send their applications to:

Prof. Dr. Henrik Karge, Technische Universität Dresden:

Prof. Dr. Margit Kern, Universität Hamburg:

It is possible and recommended to send the applications to both universities and supervisors.

These scholarships have been created through the generosity of CEEH (Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica) in association with the Carl Justi-Vereinigung e.V. zur Förderung der kunstwissenschaftlichen Zusammenarbeit mit Spanien, Portugal und Iberoamerika.

Sir Denis Mahon Essay Prize 2020

This prize comprises an award of £2,000 for an essay of distinction which reflects Sir Denis Mahon’s studies, research and interests. Whilst Sir Denis focussed on the 17th century period and especially on the work of Guercino, Carracci, Caravaggio and Nicolas Poussin, his much wider range of art historical interests included the 15th and 16th centuries, and also certain key modern and contemporary artists. Sir Denis was a contemporary and friend of Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer, Henry Moore, Eduardo Paolozzi and Giorgio Morandi and he much admired their work. Of the contemporary artists, he particularly liked the post-war avant-garde conceptual British artists, as well as David Hockney, Grayson Perry and others. We welcome essays on any of these aspects and artists including the contemporary ones.

The prize is open to undergraduates or post graduate students aged 30 years or below.
Closing date: Friday 4th September 2020.

The winning student will be invited to present his or her essay as a lecture on 9th November 2020 at Cromwell Place, London, SW7 2JE.

For full details, email Suzanne Marriott at: