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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Art-Historical Research and Conservation

The University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at The Phillips Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers resident fellowships in art history and conservation to qualified graduate students at the predoctoral level as well as to postdoctoral researchers. Projects should relate to the museum’s collection. The duration is usually one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The departments hosting History of Art and Visual Culture fellows include the American Wing; Ancient Near Eastern Art; Arms and Armor; the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; Asian Art; the Costume Institute; Drawings and Prints; Egyptian Art; European Paintings; European Sculpture and Decorative Arts; Greek & Roman Art; Islamic Art, the Robert Lehman Collection; Medieval Art and The Cloisters; Modern and Contemporary Art; Musical Instruments; and Photographs. Conservation fellows may work with paintings, objects, textiles, costumes, paper, or photographs; placement is made according to training and experience. The application deadline is the first Friday in November for History of Art and Visual Culture fellowships and the first Friday in December for Conservation fellowships, both beginning in September of the following year.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Academic and Professional Programs
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028-0198
Tel: (212) 650-2763