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Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellowship

This post-doctoral fellowship is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an outstanding scholar who has recently finished his or her Ph.D. and wishes to pursue a curatorial career in the art museum field. This two-year fellowship supports scholarly research related to the collections of the Walters Art Museum and provides curatorial training and experience. Widely regarded as one of the finest museums in the United States, the Walters possesses an extensive collection of material ranging from art of the ancient world through Greece and Rome; Medieval European objects and manuscripts; East, South, and Southeast Asian sculpture and painting; Pre-Columbian works of art from the Ancient Americas; European sculpture and painting from the Renaissance and Baroque periods; Eighteenth and Nineteenth century European and American paintings, prints, and drawings.

The Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow will be fully integrated into the daily working environment of the Curatorial Division and has the opportunity to work closely with an individual curator. In addition Fellows work closely with conservators and museum educators in service of the museum and its mission. The fellow has access to the museum collections, research libraries both within the museum and in the region, and enjoys all the professional privileges afforded other museum staff members.

The fellow will divide his/her time between specific research projects (two fifths) and more general curatorial work (three fifths). General curatorial activities include research on the collection, work on the presentation of the collection, and/or its publication in print or online, and/or participation in special exhibition projects. The fellow will be expected to participate in the museum’s education and public programs and deliver public lectures and gallery talks. The fellow will receive an annual stipend and a travel allowance.

When Mellon Post-Doctoral positions in the Curatorial Division at the Walters Art Museum are available they will be listed in the jobs section of the website.