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The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library
Curatorial, Archival, Library, and Conservation Training

The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library

The Frick Collection, founded by Henry Clay Frick and opened to the public in 1935, is a world renowned collection of paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts whose mission has always included the support of scholarship through its publications, exhibitions, lecture programs, and annual Symposium on the History of Art, hosted jointly with the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. The Frick Collection and the Center for the History of Collecting in America at the Frick Art Reference Library offer pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships to qualified graduate students and senior scholars. The Frick Collection is pleased to announce the availability of the Andrew W. Mellon Pre-doctoral Curatorial Fellowship for an outstanding doctoral candidate who wishes to pursue a curatorial career in an art museum. Over the course of the two-year term, the Fellow will be expected to divide his or her time between the completion of the dissertation and activities in the curatorial department. The Fellow will receive an annual stipend plus benefits. Applicants must be within the final two years of completing their dissertations.

The Frick Art Reference Library, founded in 1920 by Helen Clay Frick, offers resources of particular value to scholars engaged in object-oriented research and the history of collecting. The Library houses more than 2750,000 books, 86,000 auction sales catalogues, a photo archive of approximately one million items, and archives containing papers relevant to the institution, to Henry Clay Frick, and to the work of important scholars on the history of art in the Western tradition. The Center for the History of Collecting in America was established in 2007 to stimulate awareness and study of art collecting in the United States from Colonial times to the present. The Center offers four short-term fellowships for pre-doctoral students and for post-doctoral and senior scholars (each for a maximum of 10 weeks). In addition, two semester-long Leon Levy Fellowships are awarded to senior scholars each year. In all cases preference is given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available a the Frick Art Reference Library.

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The Frick Collection and Art Reference Library
10 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021
Tel: (212) 547-0641
Fax: 212-879-2091