Monday, January 19, 2009

Opportunity for Curators

Deadline: March 1, 2009

The Philadelphia Museum of Art seeks applicants specializing in modern and contemporary art for a post-doctoral fellowship, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and offered beginning June 2009. Available to outstanding scholars who wish to pursue a curatorial career in art museums, this two-year fellowship, with a possible third year renewal, will provide curatorial training while also supporting scholarly research related to the renowned collections of modern and contemporary art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Details here.

Photography Collecting Tip

Most newspapers have a process via which you can buy their photographers' photographs for a very reasonable cost.

If you're in the market for a historic photographic memento of the Obama inauguration, I suggest acquiring whatever the Washington Post will make available here.

And if you got a little chutzpah in you, then you can call the photographer at the WaPo and see if you can talk them into meeting you at the lobby and have them sign the photograph.