Fulbright-American Friends of the Mauritshuis Grant
Since 1985 the American Friends of the Mauritshuis (AFMh) has offered a fellowship to several outstanding American students in paintings conservation. As of 2016, the AFMh has entered into a cooperation with the Fulbright Programme which offers even more possibilities to students with a strong interest and/or experience in the conservation and restoration of Old Master paintings. The AFMh is therefore very happy to announce the Fulbright-American Friends of the Mauritshuis Grant.

The purpose of the grant is to provide advanced training, research and educational opportunities in paintings conservation. The grant will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collection of the Mauritshuis, in combination with a tailor made study program at the University of Amsterdam. The grantee will gain practical experience and knowledge treating paintings in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis, under the supervision of the conservators of the museum. The grantee will participate in workshops, (informal) lectures, symposia and other events at the university. During the grant period, research will not only include paintings in the Mauritshuis collection, but also pictures in other Dutch and/or European institutions.

Additional information can be found on the Fulbright website.


Fulbright-American Friends of the Mauritshuis Grant Award Profile:
The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis is internationally known as one of the most important collections of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish paintings. Its conservation studio has demonstrated a commitment to technical research and advanced training opportunities.

The University of Amsterdam is the only university in The Netherlands offering a study program in Conservation and Restoration (consisting of nine specializations). The research and restoration of objects are core aspects of the program.

This grant is sponsored by the American Friends of the Mauritshuis.

The purpose of the grant is to provide advanced training, research and education opportunities in paintings conservation. The grant will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works of art in the collection of the Mauritshuis, in combination with a tailor made study program at the University of Amsterdam. The grantee will gain practical experience and knowledge treating paintings in the conservation studio of the Mauritshuis, under the supervision of the conservators of the museum. The grantee will participate in workshops, (informal) lectures, symposia and other events at the university. During the grant period, research will not only include paintings in the Mauritshuis collection, but also pictures in other Dutch and/or European institutions.

Grant Period:
9-12 months, starting September 1, 2017

Candidate Profile:
Applications will be considered from well-qualified candidates who are enrolled in or recently graduated (no longer than 3 years) from a recognized US conservation training program, or US citizens who are enrolled in or recently graduated (no longer than 3 years) from a conservation program abroad. The Fulbright Center encourages applications from students with a strong interest and/or experience in the conservation and restoration of Old Master paintings.

Accepted Degree Levels:
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency:
Not Required. Additional Information: Dutch language proficiency is not required, but is useful at the time of arrival. Some study of Dutch prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types:
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrolment: No

Affiliation:
The University of Amsterdam will register the approved applicant as a research fellow. The grantee will be placed at the University of Amsterdam for teaching and at the Mauritshuis for training. A letter of affiliation is not necessary.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition:
Tuition fees at the University of Amsterdam will be waived.

Eligibility:
US students currently residing in The Netherlands will not be considered for any awards in The Netherlands. In addition, US students with both Dutch and American citizenship will not be considered.

Dependents:
Dependent support is not available.

Website:
www.fulbright.nl
www.mauritshuis.nl
www.uva.nl/en/disciplines/conservation-and-restoration
www.conservation-restoration-training.nl

Contacts:
Linda Pietersen
Fulbright Program Coordinator
Fulbright Center
Westerdoksdijk 215
1013 AD Amsterdam - The Netherlands
l.pietersen@fulbright.nl
+31 20 531 5930



Past recipients of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis Fellowship:

2016 Joshua Summer, Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation (Expected Graduation August 2017)
2015 Julie Ribits, NEH Fellow in Paintings Conservation at Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
2013 Megan Salazar-Walsh, Assistant Conservator, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
John Hawley, Curatorial Research Fellow, Art of Europe, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2012 Laura Hartman, Paintings Conservator, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Judith Noorman, Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Dina Anchin, Paintings Conservation Fellow, The Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA
2010 Lauren Bradley, Assistant Conservator, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
2009 Melissa Cacciola
2008 Victoria Sancho Lobis, Prince Trust Associate Curator, Department of Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
2007 Mariana Daiman
William Worth Bracken, Lecturer University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ginny Treanor
2006 Tanya Paul, Curator of European Art, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
2004 Noël Schiller, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
1998 Melinda Vander Ploeg Fallon, Professor, History Department, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
1997 Rebecca Parker, Professor, Department of Art, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
1996 Rebecca Tucker
1994 Julie Vinsonhaler
1993 Claudia Swan, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1992 Jan Kennedy
1990 Carol Jean Fresia
1988 Jennifer Kilian
1987 Sara Wages
1986 Alan Chong, Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum & the Peranakan Museum in Singapore
1985 Dennis Weller, curator of European Art, North Carolina Museum of Art