News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

Short-term fellowships at The Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art invites applications for short-term residential fellowships from Curators based in municipal and regional museums in the UK, beyond London, whose curatorial remit or activities encompass British art. Applicants should be engaged in significant curatorial work relating to collections or an exhibition in any field of British art. The fellowships are intended to enable Curators to make use of the resources and collections of the Center, and other Yale holdings where relevant, for a period of four weeks, in order to advance research on their own collections or curatorial projects.

While in residence, visiting Curators will be encouraged to engage with the scholarly community of the Center and at Yale, discuss their research projects, and share information about the collections they oversee.

Projects should relate to the applicant’s curatorial responsibilities and may include research pertaining to: online resources and cataloguing, collections interpretation and other writing projects, the development of exhibitions or collections displays and related publications, or collections development and object care. The Center’s resources comprise major holdings of British paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, as well as rare books, manuscripts, and a wide range of primary and secondary materials relating to all areas of the field. The Center’s collections are accessible online.

Awards are for a duration of four weeks and may be taken between July 2014 and December 2014. Accommodation, travel to and from New Haven, and a living allowance are provided. Applicants should include a CV (no more than two pages), an outline of no more than three pages, describing the project to be pursued, any anticipated outcomes, an indication of the resources to be consulted at the Center, and preferred month of tenure. Two letters of recommendation, one of which should indicate the support of the applicant’s institution, should be forwarded under separate cover. Applications and references should be sent electronically.

Questions may be directed to Martina Droth, Associate Director of Research, Yale Center for British Art.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 6 January 2014.