KAM Curatorial Internships: Spring 2019

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International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Curatorial Intern Jamillah Gabriel works with Maureen Warren, curator of European and American Art, to research prints from the 1970 School of the Art Institute portfolio for display in the Moore Galler
International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) Curatorial Intern Jamillah Gabriel works with Maureen Warren, curator of European and American art, to research prints from museum collection, 2018.

Krannert Art Museum is delighted to announce Spring 2019 internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students who would like to gain experience in curatorial practice at the University of Illinois.

Internship Program Description

Because KAM Curatorial Internships are for credit, University of Illinois students must have the support of a faculty member to apply.

If selected, the student can enroll in an independent study in art history (ARTH 391) for 2 or 3 credit hours with a specific curator. The curator will assume responsibility for overseeing and evaluating the student’s work at the museum and assign a letter grade at the end of the internship.

A KAM curator will be responsible for overseeing and evaluating the student’s work at the museum and will assign a letter grade at the end of the internship.

Specific projects may include:

  • Working with the curator of European and American art to research Japanese Ukiyo-e prints or European and American decorative arts
  • Working with the curator of modern and contemporary art on research and development of object files in preparation for a collections installation
  • Working with the curator of global African art on research and development of object files for the African collection or the ancient Andean collection
  • Working with the curator of global African art to develop a new interactive map and digital access platform for in-gallery iPads
  • Working with curators researching an upcoming acquisition of Southwest American Indian ceramics and basketry

 

How to Apply

Current University of Illinois students may apply for Spring 2019 internships by following the instructions in the instruction sheet (see download link, top left)

Please note the application components include: a) personal statement (not to exceed 500 words) and cover letter that includes full contact information (address, email, and phone); b) a resume/CV (maximum 3 pages); and c) a letter of recommendation from the academic advisor supporting the internship. Applications should be emailed to Senior Curator Allyson Purpura, following the directions in the application instructions.

Application deadline: December 14, 2018