The Meadows/Kress/Prado Curatorial Fellowship

The Meadows Museum at SMU in Dallas and the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid maintain a unique international partnership that includes an unprecedented fellowship exchange between the two museums. The fellowships are designed to provide pre- and post-doctoral students with an intensive scholarly, professional, and international experience in curatorial work based on an unparalleled combination of resources and direct access to the museums’ staff and collections.

For pre-doctoral students who have completed their course work

Requirements:

  • At least one year of curatorial experience in an art museum; demonstrated knowledge in the field of Spanish art; proficient in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • Is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum.
  • Serves a full-time appointment of one year, from August 2016-July 2017.
  • Performs curatorial research and is responsible for projects as assigned.
  • In the spring, travels to Madrid and spends 6 weeks in the curatorial department of the Museo Nacional del Prado conducting related research. Travel also anticipates trips in and around Spain and other destinations as directed by the Museum Director to perform research and project-based assignments.
  • Receives an annual stipend of $30,000 to defray living expenses. Health care benefits are included. Limited additional funds available for travel, moving and other expenses.

There are no application forms. Applicants must submit:

  • A full résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying: 1) the applicant’s research goals; 2) how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and 3) how resources at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University and the Museo Nacional del Prado might be used to accomplish those goals.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by April 29, 2016. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Mail to:

Scott Winterrowd

Meadows Museum

P.O.Box 750357

Dallas, Texas 75275-0357

For more information, please contact: Scott Winterrowd (swinterrowd@smu.edu).

Meadows/Mellon/Prado Curatorial Fellowship

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For post-doctoral students who have earned their Ph.D. within the last five years

Requirements:

  • At least one year of curatorial experience in an art museum; demonstrated knowledge in the field of Spanish art; proficient in Spanish (reading, writing, and speaking).
  • Is appointed by and reports to the director and curatorial staff of the Meadows Museum.
  • Serves a full-time appointment of two years, from August 2016-July 2018.
  • Performs curatorial research and is responsible for projects as assigned.
  • In the spring, travels to Madrid and spends 8 weeks in the curatorial department of the Museo Nacional del Prado conducting related research.
  • Travel also anticipates trips in and around Spain and other destinations depending upon area(s) of study.
  • Author a scholarly article for publication and present at least two public lectures, as well as actively participate in the research and organization of special exhibitions or projects.
  • Culminate fellowship by organizing a scholarly, international, two-day colloquium focusing on new research in Spanish art history.
  • Receives an annual stipend of $40,000 to defray living expenses. Health care benefits are included. Additional funds available for travel, moving and other expenses.

There are no application forms. Applicants must submit:

  • A full résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement (not to exceed 1500 words) specifying: 1) the applicant’s research goals; 2) how these goals relate to or will benefit the Meadows Museum; and 3) how resources at the Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University and the Museo Nacional del Prado might be used to accomplish those goals.

Applications and letters of recommendation must be received by March 25, 2016. Electronic submissions will not be accepted. Mail to:

Scott Winterrowd

Meadows Museum

P.O.Box 750357 Dallas, Texas 75275-0357

For more information, please contact: Scott Winterrowd (swinterrowd@smu.edu).