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International fellowship programme for sabbatical leave and research residencies at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Launched in 2009, the International Fellowship Programme offers scholars from around the world the opportunity to spend one to three months on a research residency at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

The programme supports research projects that bear direct relation to the diverse institutions and rich collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. It aims to strengthen the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin’s position within the international scholarly network and is therefore aimed specifically at foreign scholars who do not reside in Germany. The programme especially promotes young researchers. The fellowships allow researchers to work on their project and make professional contacts at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. As a result, they also get to participate in the scholarly and cultural life within the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz.

Scholarships in the academic year 2019/2020 in alphabetical order

  1. M.A.Maria Beatriz Haro-Carrión, Tulane University, New Orleans, Beyond Landscape: German Traveler-Artists and the Construction of Race in Latin America, Kupferstichkabinett
  2. M.B.A Medhavi Gandhi, The Heritage Lab, Chandigarh, Digital Networks: Enabling museum professionals to learn, engage and thrive in the 21st century”.  The project outcome is a toolkit titled “Embrace Digital”, Museum Europäischer Kulturen and Institut für Museumsforschung.
  3. Assis. Prof. Dr. Emad Hani Ismaeel, University of Mosul, Library of the Architectural Heritage – Façade elements of Mossul Traditional Houses as a Case Study, Museum für Islamische Kunst
  4. M.A. Sumihiro Oki, University of Amsterdam, Konrad Witz and Early Netherlandish painting, Gemäldegalerie
  5. Dr. Veronika Poier, Harvard University, Cambridge, When Style implies Knowledge: Contextualizing regional Tradition and foreign Innovation in Tile- Making Techniques under the Ottoman Sultan Mehmed I (r. 1413-1421), Museum für Islamische Kunst
  6. M.A. Juliana Saft, University of Sao Paulo, Environmental principles for paper reserves management in historic buildings at tropical regions. applied case: Paulista Museum, Sao Paulo City., Rathgen-Forschungslabor
  7. Dr. Renata Schellenberg , University of Toronto, Memory and Museum Culture, Ethnologisches Museum
  8. Oleg Sinitsyn, Staatliches Forschungsinstitut für Restaurierung, Moskau, Studying the methods for restoration of stone and plaster sculpture damaged by fire, Skultpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst
  9. Dr. Margueritte Spoerri Butcher, University of Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, Discourses of local and imperial power from the Balkans to Mesopotamia: An analysis of Roman Provincial coins minted in the eastern Roman provinces, AD 238-249 (RPC volumes VII.2 and VIII), Münzkabinett
  10. Dr. Matthew Unangst, Jacksonville University, Los Angeles, Disclaiming Colonialism: Tanzania and the Two Germanies, 1964-1989, Ethnologisches Museum
  11. M.A. Hanna-Lisa von Lenthe, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Die Münzprägung und Münzgeschichte der österreichischen Neufürsten., Münzkabinett
  12. M.A. Michaela Watrelot, Charles University, Prag, Wilhelm Bode and the collector Rudolphe Kann: The private correspondence 1887-1905, Zentralarchiv

Similar scholarship opportunities at the SPK

Other institutions that fall under the umbrella organization of the Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz (the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Geheime Staatsarchiv Preussischer Kulturbesitz, the Staatliche Institut für Musikforschung, and the Ibero-American Institute) all offer similar scholarship opportunities. For more information, click here.