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American Academy in Rome
Classical Studies, Archaeology, History of Art, Postclassical Humanistic Studies, Modern Italian Studies, Architecture, Design Arts, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Musical Composition, and Visual Arts

American Academy in Rome

Established in 1894 and chartered by an Act of Congress in 1905, the American Academy in Rome is a center that sustains independent artistic pursuits and humanistic studies. Each year, through its Rome Prize Competition, The Academy awards residential fellowships to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates working in Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern, and Modern Italian Studies. Fellowships are also offered in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Design, Historic Preservation and Conservation, Literature, Musical Composition, and the Visual Arts. The Academy’s 155,000-volume library ranks among the world’s richest holdings of classical art history and archaeology, ancient history, Greek and Latin languages and literatures, Roman topography, epigraphy, numismatics, and ancient religions. The library also has strong collections on Italian art and architectural history, rare books, and a broad range of periodicals. The Photographic Archive contains more than 100,000 photographs and negatives. Included in these holdings is the Fototeca Unione collection, which documents ancient Roman architecture and topography in Italy and the Roman provinces, as well as several rare historical collections. The Rome Prize fellowship is awarded to 15 artists and 15 scholars, for periods of six months to two years. Rome Prize recipients are generally invited to Rome for eleven months (some design fellowships are six months and some pre-doctoral art history fellowships are two years). The Rome Prize consists of room and board, a stipend and separate work space, and privileged access to Rome.

American Academy in Rome
Programs Department
7 East 60th Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 751-7200
Fax: (212) 751-7220