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15 Sep 2011

Musée du quai Branly Scholarships 2011-2012 | call


The Musée du quai Branly in Paris is seeking international applications for its 2011-2012 collections study scholarship programme. Three scholarships of up to 6000 euros are intended to cover the costs of a field investigation and/or archival work to document the museum's collections as well as the analysis and writing required to present the results of the research work. Research may pertain to a single work, a series of objects or images (stamps, photos, etc.) a collection, an archival group (including audio archives) or ancient documents.

These scholarships will be granted following an international call for applications. Files will be assessed by a scientific committee comprising academics and curators. Students and academics at the M2 (MA) level or higher are eligible, as well as extra-academic scholars.

Applicants must have a recognized expertise in the processing and analyzing of non European collections or significant experience in art history, ethnography or archaeology.

The recipients will be affiliated to the museum during their research. They will have access to the media library and the muséothèque and will have the support of the department of heritage and collections and of the department of research and education.

Following the scholarship, within three months, the recipient will be required to present a research paper describing the outcome of his or her work, to be published on the museum’s website (in French or English). In addition, he or she will partner with the curators of the collections pertaining to the research to enrich the documentary databases of the museum.

To apply send the following documents to bourses-collection@quaibranly.fr:

  • the application form completed and signed;

  • a CV outlining work experience and publications;

  • a brief research programme (less than 15000 characters) including a short description of previous research, and a research proposal that specifies the subject, the proposed research aims, the method and scientific scope of the project;

  • an anticipated calendar and cost estimate;

  • a letter of recommendation from a recognized expert to be adressed to the museum separately.

Download application form

The application can also be sent by post to:

Etablissement public du musée du quai Branly
Département de la recherche et de l’enseignement
222 rue de l’Université
75343 Paris cedex 07

Source: Musée du quai Branly

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