CfA: 2020 Chinese Object Study Workshops

Application deadline: December 13, 2019
Workshop duration: June 8–12, 2020
Venue: The Art Institute of Chicago

We are glad to announce that the Chinese Object Study Workshops program is receiving applications for 2020. The program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The program is open to students enrolled in a graduate art history program (at the time that the workshop is held) at a North American or European university and pursuing a graduate degree in Chinese art. Graduate students from other art history-related programs and/or working closely with Chinese art objects are also welcome to apply.

Chinese Object Study Workshops is a program that provides graduate students in Chinese art history with an immersive experience in the study of the object. The workshops help participants develop the skills necessary for working with objects, introduce them to conservation issues not readily encountered in typical graduate art history curricula, and familiarize them with important American museum collections.

There will be one workshop offered for next year:

Workshop: Intermediality, June 8–12, 2020, The Art Institute of Chicago
Workshop Leaders: Jeffrey Moser, Brown University; Ching-fei Shih, National Taiwan University; Colin Mackenzie, The Art Institute of Chicago

The application deadline is December 13, 2019 with decisions to be announced by January 31, 2020.

Housing, most meals and a transportation stipend will be provided for each participant. A short research paper is required to be submitted from each participant within 2-3 months after the workshop concludes. For more information about workshop descriptions and application instructions, please see the website.