The Walters Art Museum

Visit the Walters Art Museum

Research Forum & Fellowship Programs

The Walters Art Museum preserves and develops in the public trust a distinguished collection of world art from antiquity to the 20th century. In 1931, the museum’s founding benefactor, Henry Walters, bequeathed the core collection to the City of Baltimore “for the benefit of the public.”

Since its opening, the Walters has been a national leader in scholarship, conservation, and education. The Walters values the creation of knowledge and mentoring of future leaders in the field, both of which we deem critical to the realization of our institutional mission. To achieve these goals the Walters Art Museum maintains a lively research and fellowship program.

For more information about the Walters Art Museum fellowship programs and how to apply e-mail

Walters Research Forum

The Walters Research Forum seeks to foster a congenial setting for sharing new scholarship in art history, conservation, and museum studies. It welcomes proposals for topics relevant to the work of Walters curators, conservators, and fellows.

Walters Fellowship Program

The Walters recognizes that fellowships are an important instrument in fostering an environment conducive to research and learning. The museum offers a number of fellowship opportunities for young scholars.