Rijksmuseum Fellowship

Call for applications - Rijksmuseum - The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation research

The Migelien Gerritzen Fonds / Rijksmuseum Fonds will enable one predoctoral candidate to conduct conservation research or technical PhD-research on art works and historical artefacts. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. It will welcome applicants who are either conservators or scientists.


Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme
As part of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, the Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship 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 13 March 2016, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET). Selection will be made by an international committee in April 2016. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 May 2016. All Fellowships will start in September 2016.

Further information
Please visit http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/fellowships
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (m.spek@rijksmuseum.nl), +31 (0)20-6747395.