Job Opening – Curatorial Fellowship (06/2012)
Pinakothek der Moderne
The Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, is pleased to announce a curatorial fellowship in the field of postwar art. The fellowship will provide curatorial training and support scholarly research related to the Museum’s extensive holdings of multiples by Joseph Beuys. In consultation with curatorial, conservation and educational staff, the Fellow will explore questions related to the origin, making and meaning of these objects and develop new prospects for their presentation and display in the museum. In this context, particular attention shall be given to investigating previously neglected source material, especially in Munich, where many of the multiples were produced and the catalogue raisonné was published. During tenure at the Pinakothek, the Fellow will contribute significantly to the preparation of a publication, an exhibition and a symposium devoted to the work of Joseph Beuys and the multiple as an art form. The Curatorial Fellow will work collaboratively with a fellow appointed concurrently at the Harvard-Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum in Cambridge, Mass., which also has an extensive collection of Joseph Beuys multiples.
The Pinakothek der Moderne, with the Doerner Institute for Conservation and Technical Studies, belongs to the Bavarian State Museums that house one of Europe’s oldest and most significant art collections with more than 30,000 objects. Further informatin can be found here: http://www.pinakothek.de/en/home
This is an international program and applicants from the United States are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will hold a master’s degree or doctorate in art history or related discipline and bring a strong background in postwar art. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a demonstrated interest in the work of Joseph Beuys or the multiple as an art form. Excellent language skills in English and German are required (spoken and written).
The Curatorial Fellowship is a full-time appointment that may begin at a mutually agreed upon date (as early as September 24, 2012, and not later than January 1, 2013). The stipend is EUR 35,000 per year including health benefits plus a travel allowance. This is an 18-month fellowship program that may be extended for another six month.
- cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the fellowship
- complete curriculum vitae of education, employment, and publications
- copy of a published paper or a writing sample
- letters of recommendation (academic and professional)
Complete application packets must be received by July 20, 2012.
Please submit application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them directly to the address below:
International Patrons of the Pinakothek
Attn. Curatorial Fellowship
Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Str. 29
For additional information about this Curatorial Fellowship, please contact the International Patrons of the Pinakothek at email@example.com.