The Max Stern Museum Fellowship, funded by a bequest from art dealer Max Stern and in accordance with his will, supports McGill graduate students whose research directly involves the McGill Visual Arts Collection
Established in 1991 by the trustees of the Max Stern Estate.
Eligibility: Offered to meritorious graduate students in the Faculty of Arts at McGill University whose research will directly involve McGill’s Visual Arts Collection. No citizenship restrictions.
The ideal candidate is a student who is interested in a museum career. The Fellow will have an opportunity to learn about all aspects of how collections are managed and will be in a strong position to move forward later to a professional position at a museum. The collection’s strengths are in Canadian art with growing strengths in Asian and First Nations art, but students in other fields are also encouraged to apply. The collection and the collection records are available for research to advance toward the degree.
Under the supervision of the Director of Curatorial Affairs of the VAC, the Max Stern Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in the research about the collection in advance of the migration of records on the 2300 works of art in the collection to a new database. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in team work on both small and major projects, such as the movement of large numbers of works of art before and after building renovations, installation of art on campus, visits to see private collections, and development of texts for the VAC website. The Fellow will be required to sign a document confirming that he or she will not divulge confidential information.
Preference will be given to doctoral candidates who will have completed their coursework and comprehensive exams, but master’s students writing theses will also be considered. Students with questions are encouraged to contact the Director of the Visual Arts Collection for more information.
Award value: Varies.