The Clark Art Institute is pleased to announce the Lunde Fellow. This two-year fellowship is funded by the Asborn Lunde Foundation and offers exceptional scholarly and professional training to an emerging early modern paintings curator. The focal point of the fellowship will be organizing and contributing materials for an ambitious scholarly catalogue of the Clark’s collection of fifteenth- through eighteenth-century paintings. Publication of the Clark’s early modern painting collection will meet the Clark’s mission to advance and extend the public understanding of art by: making a fully documented catalogue of this significant collection available to the field of art scholarship; researching the collecting practices of Sterling and Francine Clark, as well as other collectors contemporary to their time; and creating a body of research that, in addition to publication, will be repurposed for multiple uses by scholarly and general audiences in various electronic and print formats.
The fellow will research each painting’s provenance, exhibition history, and bibliography, while coordinating the technical examination of the collection by conservators, in hopes of gathering new research on artists’ techniques, materials, and processes. The resulting publication will be made accessible to all through the Clark’s online collections portal. The Lunde Fellow will be a fully integrated member of the curatorial team and will gain unparalleled experience and mentorship in preparation for a career as a painting’s curator.
For more information, please visit the Clark Art Institute website.