Dear Friends and Colleagues,
We invite applications from qualified graduate students in North American or European universities. Winterthur Museum, in collaboration with the Freer/Sackler Museum and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will organize a weeklong workshop “Chinese Objects outside of China.” (Monday-Friday June 5-9.) The workshop aims at theoretical discussions of things and materiality while incorporating practical aspects of object study and museum work. Successful applicants will receive a stipend for transportation. Lodging and most meals (daily breakfast and lunch, as well as some dinners) are also provided.
This program is part of the Chinese Object Studies workshops, organized by the Freer/Sackler, the Smithsonian’s Museum of Asian Art.
*Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
**Email complete application to: LiW@si.edu
Workshop: Chinese Objects Outside of China
Date: Monday–Friday, June 5–9, 2017
Host: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
• Vimalin Rujivacharakul, University of Delaware
• Robert Mintz, Asian Art Museum
• with Winterthur Conservation and Curatorial Staff
Applications must be submitted in English (PDF file preferred) and include:
• Application cover sheet (download from http://www.asia.si.edu/research/workshops/chinese-object-study.asp)
• Curriculum vitae
• Graduate school transcript (unofficial is acceptable). Students from European universities at which transcripts are not provided may submit similar documents (transcript of records, report of studies, etc.)
• 500-word statement discussing why the workshop is of interest; relevant previous research, classroom work, or teaching experience; and the impact the workshop will have on future research and professional development
• One letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope signed across the flap. The letter of recommendation may be included with the application or sent directly from the reviewer. Email is acceptable if the letter is sent directly from the reviewer. In either case, it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the letter of recommendation arrives by the application deadline.
The program is open to students enrolled in a graduate art history program (at the time that the workshop is held) at a North American or European university and pursuing a graduate degree in Chinese art. Graduate students from other art history-related programs and/or working closely with Chinese art objects are ALSO welcome to apply.
Email complete applications to LiW@si.edu