The Yale Institute of Sacred Music invites applications for Short-term Collections-based fellowships at Yale University to research the aural, material, visual, ritual, and textual cultures of religions. These fellowships are designed for, and restricted to, research taking place in Yale’s non-circulating collections, which span virtually every age and region of the world and are among the deepest and widest-ranging of any university. Examples of Yale’s non-circulating collections include materials in the Collection of Musical Instruments, the Yale Center for British Art, the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, the Divinity School Library, and the Yale University Art Gallery, among others.
The Yale Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary center where scholars and artists engage in academic and creative work across a variety of fields at the intersection of religion and the arts. Each year the Institute brings a diverse group of Short-term Fellows to Yale to pursue interdisciplinary research in Yale collections for a period of one to three months. The Short-term Collections-based Fellowship application is due on November 1, 2019, for fellowships beginning in Summer 2020. The ISM provides a grant toward round-trip travel from the candidate’s home to New Haven and an honorarium to cover living expenses. More information and the application can be found at https://ism.yale.edu/fellowships/short-term-collections-based-fellowships. For questions, please contact the ISM Fellows Coordinator at email@example.com.
The Fowler Museum at UCLA, in partnership with the university’s Art & Global Health Center, presents “Through Positive Eyes,” an art project and an exhibition created in collaboration with people living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition “Through Positive Eyes” is available at the Fowler Museum at UCLA September, 15 through February. 16, 2020. [UCLA Newsroom]
In this Coffee Gathering Amber Inwood (Museum Education Specialist for the Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University) shared her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Amber has kindly permitted RAAMP to provide her contact information for others to be in touch with any questions about the pilot training program:
In collaboration with the Drexel Collection, a student-led research project examined the history of LGBTQ+ students of the university, past LGBTQ clubs including the present Queer Student Union (QSU), and the university’s response to the AIDS epidemic. [Drexel University]
In Episode 70: “Erika Gets the Job Done,” hosts FavyFav (2018 recipient of the Alan Turing LGTBIQ Award for International Artist) and Babelito (Ph.D. in Ibero-America colonial art history from the University of New Mexico) discuss Lantinx representation in the media and in Las Vegas with Professor Erika Gisela Abad of University of Nevada, Las Vegas’s interdisciplinary, gender, and ethnic studies department. [University of Nevada, Las Vegas News Center]
The Integrated Arts Research Initiative (IARI) is an interdisciplinary program at the University of Kansas and the Spencer Museum of Art, which supports research and collaboration between the arts and other disciplines through research fellowships, visiting scholars and creative specialists, forums, and publications. The gift of $650,000 from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ensures the program’s continuation for the next five years. [The University of Kansas]
Visiting fellow and artist Shaun Leonardo and Jane South, the chair of the Fine Arts Department within the School of Art at Pratt Institute discuss the unique relationship between the college and its community. The conversation is moderated by Hrag Vartanian of Hyperallergic. [Hyperallergic]
A week-long program held at the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) offered students from historically black colleges and universities the opportunity to learn hands-on conservation techniques and expose the aspiring scholars to the networks and careers within the cultural heritage sector. [YaleNews]
In this first segment of RAAMP’s video practica, Hunter O’Hanian, Executive Director at CAA, speaks with Rebecca Nagy, Director of the Harn Museum of Art, about the museum’s institutional advancement. In the interview, O’Hanian and Nagy discuss the museum’s tactics in attracting visitors from not only the University of Florida, but also the community at large. Nagy expresses the importance of fundraising and creating partnerships with the different colleges on campus and schools in the area. Nagy also gives advice on creating a fundraising program.
In this installment, Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at the Harn Museum of Art, talks about the strategies and techniques that the museum employs to engage faculty. Segal explains the museum’s broad range of relationship-building initiatives: one-on-one meetings with professors to find curricular ties with the collection, faculty curated exhibitions, and involving the campus community in exhibition advisory meetings.