The Michael Bromberg Fellowship
As well as contributing to the Museum's programme of public lectures and gallery talks, the Department of Prints and Drawings offers practical training in the understanding of printmaking techniques and knowledge of print history through the Michael Bromberg Fellowship.
The Michael Bromberg fellowship was endowed in 1978 to promote education by the study of prints and their history, and has been held in the British Museum since 2001. In furtherance of this end, practical training in the understanding of printmaking techniques and knowledge of print history through the fellowship will be given by means of internships lasting about three months in the Department of Prints and Drawings.
The internships give the fellows a familiarity with the methods of arrangement and workings of a Print Room so that they are able to undertake research in the field in future. In addition, each intern will agree an individual project of scholarly interest and value to conduct under the supervision of a member of department staff.
The Department's collection covers western prints from the early fifteenth century to the present day, and interests in any areas of the collection are equally welcome. The Trustees of the British Museum wish to award two Michael Bromberg fellowships annually. The fellowships can be held at any point in the year by agreement with the Department of Prints and Drawings and to suit the fellow's own academic course, but should be for a continuous period of time. The value of each scholarship will be £3,000, paid as a single grant at the beginning of the period. The holders will be responsible for making all arrangements about travel, accommodation, attendance etc.
Fellowships are open to students of all nationalities. It is expected that the successful candidates are most likely to be students after the final year of their first degree or in the process of undertaking a second degree (whether before, during or immediately after). In offering fellowships, the electors will look for outstanding academic promise, and an interest in the field of prints and works of art on paper.
Candidates should contact the Keeper of Prints and Drawings if they require further information. There is no application form. Applications must be in writing, explaining why the student is interested in the fellowship, what qualities he or she brings to it and what he or she hopes to gain from it. Applicants should enclose a full curriculum vitae and ask two academic referees to send letters of support directly to the Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum.
Candidates must have a good English speaking and writing ability. Since interns will need to be given security passes to access the department and its collections, they will need to go through the same security checks as British Museum employees and contractors, though the interns are not employees of the British Museum and no other contractual relationship exists with the Museum.
The closing date for each year's applications is 31 December, and awards will be made by the middle of the following February.
Candidates will only be called for interview if this is the only
way to resolve a problem in the minds of the electors.
Department of Prints and Drawings
The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Telephone: (020) 7323 8405
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