The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of the history of art and visual culture, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, as well as those in other disciplines whose projects relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection. The community of fellows becomes immersed in the intellectual life of the Museum and takes part in a robust program of colloquia, roundtable seminars, research-sharing workshops, behind-the-scenes tours of exhibitions, conversations with Museum staff, and visits to curatorial and conservation departments. Fellows form long-lasting professional relationships as they discuss research questions, look closely at objects, and share the experience of living in New York City.
Applications for the 2021–2022 season are open. Please visit http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/fellowships for more information. Questions may be sent to Academic.Programs@metmuseum.org. Deadlines for all application materials (including letters of recommendation) are listed below. All deadlines are at 5:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 p.m. GMT.
History of Art and Visual Culture Fellowships – November 6, 2020
Interdisciplinary Fellowship – November 6, 2020
Leonard A. Lauder Fellowships in Modern Art – November 6, 2020
Conservation Fellowships and Scientific Research Fellowships – December 4, 2020
Research Scholarship in Photograph Conservation – December 4, 2020
There will also be two 30-minute online information sessions to learn more about the program and application process and ask questions. Registration is required. See below for dates and registration links:
Requirements vary depending on the fellowship. All opportunities require a Master's level degree at minimum and are open to early and advanced scholars.
About The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Met presents over 5,000 years of art from around the world for everyone to experience and enjoy. The Museum lives in three iconic sites in New York City—The Met Fifth Avenue, The Met Breuer, and The Met Cloisters. Millions of people also take part in The Met experience online.
Since it was founded in 1870, The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects. Every day, art comes alive in the Museum's galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.