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Paid Fellowship Opportunity: Barra American Art Fellowship, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Barra American Art Fellowship

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is looking to fill the Barra American Art Fellowship for the 2017-2018 Academic Year. This position is generously endowed by The Barra Foundation in honor of Robert L. McNeil, Jr., with additional support provided in 2017-18 by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Buck and from the Robert L. McNeil Endowments for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

One fellow will be chosen to join the Department of American Art during the academic year. The fellow will work full-time, assisting four days a week in ongoing department research and exhibition projects, with one day reserved for personal research, writing, or travel. Applicants should have completed their M.A. degree in art history or a related field and propose a thesis or area of research interest that can take advantage of the resources of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and other area libraries and institutions. Priority will be given to those with projects relating to the Museum’s collection or exhibition program, and to students from the Philadelphia region. Fellows will have library privileges at the PMA and the University of Pennsylvania. At the conclusion of the term, the Barra Fellow will be expected to give a lecture and submit a paper reflecting work done during the residency.

The fellow will be expected to work full-time (35 hours per week) during the academic year from September 2017 through August 2018.

The fellowship stipend is $40,000 over twelve months with additional research and travel funds and two weeks of discretionary time off.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application and include the following:

  • A letter describing your interest and preparation for this position
  • Curriculum vitae with education, employment, publications and honors
  • Three references with phone number and email addresses

In addition to your online application, please send a writing sample by mail and direct one of your referees to write on your behalf to:

Department of American Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
P.O. Box 7646
Philadelphia, PA 19101
Re: Barra Fellowship

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2017.

Full post: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=philadmoa&jobId=148089

Fellowship Opportunity: Kress Interpretive Fellow, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA

Scope of Position

The Gardner Museum seeks an individual interested in learning how art history scholarship can inform new interpretive strategies for museum visitors that leverage the potential of digital technologies. The Gardner is embarking on a new phase of audience research and interpretation via two major projects in the next year: an evaluation of our current visitor resources including the audio guide, videos, and printed resources; and the creation of a foundational digital interpretive prototype that uses collections-inspired storytelling to unlock the rich content of our collection for visitors. Both projects will incorporate audience-centered research and feedback regarding the visitor journey and experience in the museum.

Collaborating with staff in Education, Curatorial and Digital departments, the Kress Interpretive Fellow will combine research about the Gardner’s collection and upcoming exhibitions for interpretive planning with data gleaned from audience research on-site as well as digital.

The schedule will be 40 hours per week, with some evening and weekend hours as needed. This position is funded for 8 months, from September 22, 2016-May 25, 2017.

Institutional Background and Mission

Opened to the public in 1903, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum houses a renowned collection spanning thirty centuries and a world of cultures. Distinguished among American museums in that the architecture, installations, and garden courtyard may be regarded as a singular work of art, the museum contains more than 10,200 objects. Masterworks by Botticelli, Titian, Raphael, Rembrandt, and Sargent were installed in a complex, multi-disciplinary curatorial scheme that also encompasses carefully selected decorative art objects, furniture, architectural elements, textiles, books, and manuscripts from many corners of the globe and thousands of years of human history. The historic Palace building, an intimate, Venetian-inspired palazzo in the heart of Boston, was complemented in 2012 by the opening of a new wing designed by Renzo Piano that provided new purpose-built spaces for exhibition, performance, and education and community engagement activities.

True to the ambitious vision of its founder and her spirit of creative risk-taking, the mission of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is: to bring to life and preserve the rich historic collection; to cultivate talent in the pursuit of knowledge and acts of creation in the arts and humanities; to support artists, landscape architects, musicians, scholars and students; and, to engage local and global audiences in a sanctuary of beauty and the arts where deeply personal and communal adventures unfold. The museum’s historic and contemporary exhibitions, performances and lectures, and community engagement programs draw more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Responsibilities

The Fellow will play a key role in a cross-departmental team that includes experienced professionals in the museum’s Education, Curatorial, and Digital departments, and will also work collaboratively with outside experts in audience research, digital content development, and digital technology. This team will audit our current interpretative materials and develop and test a prototype for a new public-facing digital interpretive tool for the museum’s galleries, with an emphasis on letters, books, and other artifacts arranged by Gardner throughout the museum in thematic cases that explore literature, history, and the arts, as the ideal source material with which to re-introduce the fine art and the hidden stories of our collections.

1) Working with the Gardner’s Assistant Curator of Education, Director of Visitor Learning , Director of Digital, and an audience research firm to create a framework for collecting and analyzing audience data. This process involves working with small groups of first-time museum visitors to collect and analyze key qualitative and quantitative data and then analyzing data to understand how digital interpretation can help meet the needs of on-site visitors.

2) Working with Assistant Curator of Education and Director of Digital to use audience research to test assumptions about content, format, and product platform to inform the development of digital prototypes as well as develop a plan for ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment and criteria for evaluating the prototypes.

3) Working with Assistant Curator of Education, Director of Visitor Learning, Curator of Collections and Director of Digital, to create an iterative process of prototyping and evaluation that incorporates audience feedback at every stage.

4) Assist Director of Visitor Learning to review and evaluate existing interpretation resources, including audio guide, videos, and printed materials.

5) Working with William and Lia Poorvu Curator of the Collection, curatorial staff as well as the Director of Visitor Learning to apply art historical research and audience learnings about the thematic cases in the historic collection to the shaping of interpretive content and digital engagement.

We anticipate that this fellowship will allow the Kress Interpretive Fellow to gain skills and build relationships that will be pivotal for professional development in museum education and/or curatorial fields.

Qualifications

The most qualified candidate will display a keen interest in art museum education and digital initiatives, an understanding of the unique nature of the Gardner’s collection, exhibitions and approach to visitor engagement and museum learning, as well as a sense of what the fellowship will add to his/her overall learning and career goals.

Required:

  • Bachelors of arts (Masters preferred) in museum education, art education, art history, or studio art
  • An interest in intersections between art history, education, visitor experience and digital projects
  • Experience with collecting and analyzing visitor data
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills (the Fellow will interact with general visitors on a regular basis, s/he must be comfortable approaching and speaking with others)
  • Prior art history knowledge, particularly 19th Century American Art
  • Familiarity and confidence with visitor-centered interpretation and teaching approaches, including Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS)
  • Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexible schedule

Preferred:

  • Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate passion for audience research and data analysis and innovative ideas about digital interpretive tools for museums
  • Experience interacting with visitors of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to speak Spanish

Application deadline: August 10, 2016, including 2 writing samples of less than 300 words each, and/or an example of an evaluation report, and/or link to a museum digital project.

Full post: http://isgm.applicantpro.com/jobs/428442.html

Fellowship Opportunity: Kress Interpretive Fellow, Detroit Institute of Arts

The mission of the Detroit Institute of Arts is to create experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art. As a leader in innovative interpretation and education-curatorial collaboration, the DIA provides professional development opportunities for the next generation of interpretive experts.

The Kress interpretive fellow at the DIA will work in the department of interpretation to assist in planning and development of interpretation that facilitates visitor-centered learning and engagement to fulfill the museum’s mission. Specific projects may include participating in upcoming special exhibitions (“Bittersweet: Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate” and “Frederic Church: To Jerusalem and Back”) and content research and development for object labels or mobile tour content for the permanent collection.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with cross functional teams, consisting of colleagues from Learning & Interpretation division as well as curatorial, exhibitions, evaluation, and other areas to develop special exhibition and permanent collection interpretive plans
  • Works with colleagues to assist in planning visitor experiences, including developing big ideas, visitor outcomes, and interpretive materials that may include in-gallery labels, videos, touchable interactives, etc.
  • Researches content and recommends strategies for object and exhibition interpretation

Outcomes

A Kress fellow at the DIA will

  • gain deeper understanding of various educational theories and approaches and apply them in the development of effective interpretation
  • gain an understanding of museum and visitor studies through practical experience
  • learn to plan measurable outcomes and develop interpretive plans for projects of different scales
  • collaborate in cross-divisional teams to develop interpretation
  • see how input from community representatives can be incorporated into in early stages of project development
  • participate in practical problem-solving to design spaces for interactive learning
  • work with one of the finest collections of European art in the nation

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in museum studies, art history, other humanities fields, education, or related discipline
  • Excellent oral communication skills and the capacity to write in an engaging manner for various audiences
  • Interest in interdisciplinary connections with art; knowledge of European art preferred
  • Ability to develop imaginative and creative interpretive strategies and media that stimulate interest and engage learners of all ages
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, with peers, and in cross-functional teams
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Online submissions will be accepted until the position is filled, and must include (in a single Word or PDF document):

  • Resume: Include professional and academic background and other information pertinent to consideration for the position of Kress Interpretive Fellow at the DIA
  • Cover Letter: Describe your interest in the field of art museum interpretation, career interests and goals, and qualifications for the Kress Fellowship.
  • Writing Samples: Provide one or two writing samples that demonstrate innovative analysis of art or other subject matter, creative writing skills, or other dynamic and surprising ways you have communicated ideas.

Full post: http://www.dia.org/employment/1903/Kress-Interpretive-Fellow-.aspx

Job Posting: Oral Histories Fellowship (Paid, F/T), BOMB Magazine, NY, NY

One-year fellowship, paid and full-time, to work on every aspect of the production of oral histories with African-American artists at BOMB Magazine beginning August 2015. This is an open, competitive position for recent graduates in art or art history who have shown great potential as editors or writers while pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The Oral Histories Fellowship will consist of the following responsibilities: acting as the contact for oral history interviewers and subjects; managing production, working with editors on multiple drafts of manuscripts; fact-checking and conducting biographical research; acquiring and cataloguing art images; writing introductions to oral histories; conducting one Oral History.

https://www.nyfa.org/Jobs/Show/afac8556-5b30-41b0-855c-c9b81f6d2559#.VavBIB_mQNA.twitter

Internship Opportunity: 2015 Native American Fellowships at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

One of the fellowships involves working with manuscripts and another involves writing and editing Wikipedia articles for Native American artists. Very cool!

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, offers summer fellowship
opportunities for graduate students and cultural professionals of Native American,
Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native background. These paid, full-time, 10-week
fellowships prepare participants for leadership positions in the museum field and/or
the nonprofit cultural sector. The program presents a comprehensive perspective on
the theory and practice of museum management, in the context of a meaningful,
in-depth project within a department of the museum. Weekly intensive workshops,
field trips, lodging, travel expenses and a stipend are included. School credit is
available upon official request.

Click here for more information (pdf).

2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University

Fixed Duration Position:  12 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date:        July 6, 2015

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2015/16 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston’s art libraries and museums are within two hours travel, providing still further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kress Fellowship is a 12-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, the Haas Arts Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow’s interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions.   Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are also expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science.  Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent.  Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression.  Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines.  Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources.  Experience with HTML and XML.  Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

Click here for more information.

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship in architectural study, and the SAH Membership Grant

http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-fellowships-and-grants/h-allen-brooks-travelling-fellowship?utm_source=april14newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SAH%20Newsletter

The Society of Architectural Historians’ prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be offered for 2014 and will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. The fellowship is not for the purpose of doing research for an advanced academic degree. Instead, Prof. Brooks intended the recipient to study by travel and contemplation while observing, reading, writing, or sketching.

The goals are to provide an opportunity for a recent graduate with an advanced degree or an emerging scholar to

  1. see and experience architecture and landscapes firsthand
  2. think about their profession deeply
  3. acquire knowledge useful for the recipient’s future work, contribution to their profession and contribution to society

The fellowship recipient may travel to any country or countries during the one-year period. This fellowship is funded completely by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship Fund.

The Award

In 2014 the Brooks Fellowship will be $50,000 and will cover expenses incurred by the Brooks Fellow for one year of travel. The award is non-renewable and award amounts may vary in future years. SAH suggests that if additional financial support is needed to cover other related expenses, that the applicants contact their respective university/college, academic advisor, department head, employer or outside foundations to investigate the financial opportunities afforded them. The Award will be paid in quarterly installments….

Criteria for Application

The H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is open to a scholar who will earn a PhD or advanced terminal degree in the first half of 2014 (by June 30, 2014) or an emerging scholar who was awarded a PhD or advanced terminal degree in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 or 2009 in a field related to the built environment. Such degrees include PhDs in the history, theory or criticism of architecture, landscape architecture, or urbanism; historic preservation; the practice of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning; or other fields of advanced study related to the built environment including an M.Arch, MUP, MLA or a Masters in Historic Preservation program. Priority will be given to those whose chosen profession is relevant to the interests and objectives of the Society of Architectural Historians, i.e., the history of the built environment, historic preservation, conservation, and social implications of architecture, landscape architecture, and urbanism.

The deadline for applications is October 1st, 2014. The winner will be announced in December 2014 and the fellowship can begin as early as January 1st, 2015. More details about the application process and requirements are at the link above. I think a librarian or archivist focusing on architectural documentation or preservation issues could put forth a convincing argument for this award ….

 


http://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-fellowships-and-grants/sah-membership-grant-for-emerging-professionals

SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals

Purpose
This award provides a one-year membership in SAH to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society’s subsidized student memberships and the full-cost SAH memberships. This is intended for entry-level college and university professors and other new professionals engaged in the study of the built environment. These fellowships are funded by the Society of Architectural Historians’ Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars.

Award
The award consists of a full one-year membership to the Society of Architectural Historians. The award winners will be announced at the Annual Conference and in the SAH Newsletter. Ten awards will be given for 2015.

Criteria for Application
This fellowship is intended to open membership in SAH to emerging scholars, entry-level college and university professors, junior curators and other new professionals who are engaged in the study of architectural history and its related disciplines. An emerging scholar for these purposes is defined as a person, regardless of age, who is new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines and is within five years of having received a terminal master’s degree or PhD. The fellowship applicant may be either a new or renewing member of SAH. The intention of the award is to act as a bridge between SAH’s current reduced-rate student memberships, which are subsidized by SAH, and the full cost of annual membership in SAH.

Application Details
Applications will be accepted for 2015 SAH memberships through September 12, 2014.

To apply, you will need to provide: A current curriculum vitae (5 pages max)

Job Posting: Audio-Video Preservation Fellowship, San Francisco

This is a one-year fellowship, 20-25 hours per week, paid but with no specific salary information.

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is accepting applications for its Preservation Educational Resources Fellowship. The Fellow will work for a period of one year within the Preservation Department, assisting with the development of  a suite of educational resources designed to assist individuals and organizations alike in taking initial steps to assess and establish a preservation plan for their audiovisual materials….

We wish to work with a library, archives, film production or history student/recent graduate who aspires to learn about preservation planning and archival audiovisual formats and who demonstrates the strong desire to help us advance the field of moving image preservation.

Duties will include:

  • Researching existing audiovisual preservation tools and educational resources

  • Assisting with the research and acquisition of various samples of audiovisual formats

  • Assisting with the identification and documentation of conditions that can impact the well-being of audiovisual materials (during both storage and also playback)

  • Participating in, and providing support for, the production of educational resources (including print materials, instructional videos, and web content).

Skills acquired will include:
Knowledge of audiovisual preservation best practices and familiarity with the field of media preservation. A thorough understanding of the preservation of audiovisual materials (including equipment, format identification, proper care and handling and cleaning techniques, and playback and storage best practices).

Experience desired:

  • Video or audio production or post-production

  • Training in preservation or archives (particularly video or audio preservation), library education/ experience or current training in audiovisual archives or museum studies.

If interested, please send a resumé and cover letter to the BAVC Preservation Department at preservation@bavc.org

Bay Area Video Coalition

2727 Mariposa Street, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94110

Call for Applications: Kress Foundation Funds NYARC Art Librarianship Fellowship

The New York Art Resources Consortium<http://nyarc.org> (NYARC), consisting of the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art, is pleased to announce the award of a four-year grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to establish a new program of post-graduate fellowships dedicated to training emerging art librarians. Modeled on the successful Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship program at Yale University Library, the NYARC program consists of two consecutive two-year fellowships that will provide hands-on training in the field of public information services in museum libraries.

The Kress Fellows will spend eight months at each of the three member institutions, strengthening their core competencies in reference and outreach services.  As each library represents a different focus within the museum landscape and each institution’s collection varies in scope, the Kress Fellows will have an opportunity to develop an unusually broad knowledge of art resources.  Additionally, the Kress Fellows will assess the usability and interface design of a new discovery platform that is part of NYARC’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded web archiving program to capture, archive, and provide access to born-digital art research materials.  This joint endeavor provides a valuable and unparalleled opportunity for a recent information professional graduate to begin a career in an exceptional environment of learning, service, innovation, and collaboration.

Applications for the inaugural 2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellow are now being accepted throughJuly 18, 2014. The call for applications is posted at http://www.nyarc.org/content/career-opportunities and copied below.

We are very grateful to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for its generous support.

Call for Applications: 2014-2016 Samuel H. Kress New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) Fellow
Fixed duration position: 24 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected start date: September 2014

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), comprised of the research libraries of The Museum of Modern Art, The Frick Collection, and the Brooklyn Museum, invites applications for a Fellow position generously funded by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. This fellowship will provide an emerging librarian with a unique opportunity to learn the operations of three leading art museum libraries, experience hands-on training in the field of public information services, and gain an in-depth understanding of developing digital tools for researchers in the field. The Kress Fellow will spend eight months onsite at each NYARC institution for a total of two years in the position.

Responsibilities
• Assist staff and public patrons with research questions posed to the library and archives of each institution; answer reference questions via email; conduct instructional library and research tool sessions for patrons; and engage in outreach programs to promote NYARC’s web archive collection of art research materials.

• Assess and provide recommendations regarding the usability and interface design of a new tool that will be implemented as part of NYARC’s web archiving initiative, both throughout its development and after its launch. This will involve engagement with researchers, staff, and a technical team.

• Coordinate efforts with other departments within each museum such as Digital Media, Marketing and Communications, and Education to promote NYARC’s research resources through social media platforms and other outreach.

• Contribute to the goals of institution-specific library initiatives.

Requirements
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science conferred by June 2014.
• Demonstrated interest in reference services, art, and art history.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and reference interview skills.
• Enthusiasm for outreach work, engaging with patrons, and teaching.
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
• Experience using electronic resources and basic web technologies.

Reports to Librarian, Reader Services, The Museum of Modern Art; Chief of Public Services, Frick Art Reference Library; Assistant Librarian, Brooklyn Museum

Salary &benefits: The stipend for this full-time (35 hours/week) position is $30,000 per year.  In addition, the Kress Fellow will receive $2,000 annually for travel to the annual conference of the Art Library Society of North America (ARLIS/NA).  Health benefits are included.

Application deadline: Applicants should submit a current resume, statement of interest, and three professional references to fellowship@nyarc.org<mailto:fellowship@nyarc.org?subject=2014-2016%20Kress%20NYARC%20Fellowship>.  Please include “2014-2016 Kress NYARC Fellowship” in the email subject.  Applications will be accepted through July 18, 2014.

Notification:  Finalists will receive notification via email by August 8, 2014.

Job Posting: Smithsonian Libraries Research Fellowships 2014

via The Chronicle of  Higher Education 

Deadline: March 15th

Stipends of $3,500 per month for up to six months are available to support scholarly research in the Special Collections of the Smithsonian Libraries in Washington, DC and New York, NY, in an extensive range of subject areas. Historians, librarians, doctoral students, and postdoctoral fellows are welcome to apply.

Dibner Library Resident Scholars use the collections of the Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology in the National Museum of American History. The Dibner Library specializes in the physical sciences and technology and holds more than 25,000 rare books and 10,000 manuscripts covering a wide variety of subject areas and time periods, particularly in mathematics, astronomy, classical and Renaissance natural philosophy, theoretical physics, experimental physics, engineering and scientific apparatus and instruments. The collections range from early printed works of ancient Greek and medieval scholars through the Renaissance and Early Modern eras up through the 19th century. There are significant works by Aristotle, Euclid, Ptolemy, Galileo, Descartes, Newton and many others.

Baird Society Resident Scholars will use other Libraries Special Collections located in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Included are 19th- and early 20th-century Worlds Fairs printed materials; manufacturers commercial trade catalogs, numbering more than 480,000 pieces and representing 30,000 companies from the 1840s to the present; natural-history rare books; the air and space history special collection for the study of ballooning, rocketry and aviation from the late 18th to the early 20th centuries; James Smithsons library; and European and American decorative arts, architecture and design publications, which span the 18th to the 20th centuries. This award is supported by the Smithsonian Libraries Spencer Baird Society.

The deadline for applications to the 2014 resident scholar programs is March 15, 2013, although an extension may be available upon request. For application materials and further information about the Libraries Special Collections visit http://library.si.edu/fellowships or e-mailSILResidentScholars@si.edu. Written inquiries can be addressed to the following: