Apply Now for 2019-2020 Fellowships, Grants, and Research Awards at Dumbarton Oaks

Residential fellowships for an academic year, semester, or summer are awarded to scholars from around the world in all three of our areas of study. We also offer one-month non-residential awards to researchers and short-term predoctoral residencies to advanced graduate students. Our project grants primarily support archaeological research, as well as materials analysis and photographic surveys of objects and monuments. Learn more about deadlines and how to apply.

The Triumph of Isabella FREE immersive experience, multimedia talk, and exhibit

Dear University Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to join students, faculty, staff and the community of the University of Maryland in delving deeply into The Triumph of Isabella FREE immersive experience, multimedia talk, and exhibit.  This performance and scholarship exhibition has been brought to you by the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ International Program for Creative Collaboration and Research (IPCCR) and is an inaugural event to celebrate this program and the international collaborations it has generated with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, the University of Warwick, Coventry and a large number of other partners.


· The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The events start in the The Gildenhorn Recital Hall, will move to the Grand Pavilion, and end in the Dance Theatre.


·       September 20th from 2:30-4:00PM

·       September 20th from 7:30-9:00PM

·       September 23rd from 1:30-3:00PM


· An exciting, informative multimedia talk by Dr. Susan Haedicke (University of Warwick, Coventry) on the spectacle of street performance entitled “From the Infanta’s Triumph to the Sultan’s Elephant;”

· Live performances in the Grand Foyer inspired by a set of iconic 17th century paintings;

· An interactive exhibit of the Triumph of Isabella paintings in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Center;

· An immersive, projected, sight and sound experience that takes you to the live “Ommegang” street experience of 1615 Brussels.


· Students, faculty, staff, and UMD guests may reserve FREE tickets at the CLARICE box office in person, via email, or via phone:

Ticket Office

Phone: 301.405.ARTS (2787)

Heritage Tourism Internship

Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc.

Heritage Tourism Internship


Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. (trade name: Maryland Milestones) is seeking 1 or 2 current or recently graduated masters (or above) level students to serve as Heritage Tourism Interns. This position is about 75% marketing and visibility development and about 25% administration. Interns will be expected to participate in projects alongside the Executive Director as necessary.

Anacostia Trails Heritage Area is one of thirteen state certified areas that work to preserve and promote the history, art, culture, and natural resources of the region. This includes working with a variety of stakeholders from municipalities to museums, historic sites to arts centers.  We do our work through partnership development, technical assistance, marketing, and funding mechanisms. ATHA Inc., the management entity, works out of offices in Hyattsville located inside the Pyramid Atlantic Arts Center. We have a hybrid visitor center/workshop space called the Heritage Center which has not been previously programmed with heritage related programs. ATHA Inc. works with the Conference and Visitors Bureau to use our key promotion areas to increase tourism. We also use historic preservation and interpretation to ensure sites are ready for tourists.

Description: The marketing aspect of our work includes a variety of communication and promotional activities for partners and our own space including temporary and permanent exhibitions, workshops, programming, tours, and special events. We have not held many tours out of our space and would like to grow that segment of our work. This might include bus, walking, or bike tours.  This position may also require the intern to work with a site to ensure they are ready for tourists.

Position Summary: The Intern assists with day-to-day activities to increase tourism and promote the marketing of the Heritage Area. The Intern is responsible for working with internal and external partners to help promote local events and programs. The Intern will work on promotions, advertising, and email marketing


  • Assist with promoting ATHA and partner special events;
  • Develop programming for Heritage Center (tours, workshops);
  • Lead/manage programming for Heritage Center;
  • Help with promotion for Educator and Adult audiences;
  • Assist with requests for information and photos;
  • Assist with email marketing strategy and tracking;
  • Assist with website updates and management;
  • Coordinate with partners (museums, sites) on projects and programs;
  • Seek out ways to promote the region as a tourism opportunity in partnership with the Conference and Visitors Bureau
  • Other jobs as assigned (may include administrative types of work to file grants, paperwork, pay bills, etc.)


  • Graduate student
  • Experience or knowledge of Marketing, Public Relations, or Communications preferred
  • Good organizational, speaking, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to take directions and work independently
  • Event planning experience preferred

Work Schedule:  10-30 hours/week, preferably over multiple weekdays.

  1. Compensation: To be determined after discussion of schedule. Willing to consider stipends, hourly pay, reimbursement, and other options. No benefits.

Field School in Ireland Summer 2018

Dr. Stephen Brighton’s Field School in Ireland explores the material history of the Irish Diaspora in and around Skibbereen, County Cork, an area that is infamous as a metaphor for the impacts and horrific sufferings of the Great Starvation. Through archaeological investigations, archival research, and interviews with local historians of the Skibbereen Heritage Center and members of the local community, students will receive extensive and intensive experience learning about the Irish Diaspora, socio-cultural change in Ireland over time, and the experience of Irish immigrants internationally.

For more information, visit:

SIMA Symposium




The Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology (SIMA) is hosting a symposium at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History on November 27-28, 2017 to mark the ten year anniversary of the initial planning for the Summer Institute in Museum Anthropology. Since its inception, SIMA has trained 108 graduate students in methods for the use of museum collections to advance the field of anthropology, 41 collections interns to be future museum and archives professionals, and 7 university professors to help integrate museum collections into their teaching. The symposium program will showcase SIMA’s contribution to the field of museum anthropology by featuring the work of former SIMA students and include keynote lectures by Howard Morphy, distinguished Professor of Anthropology and founding Director of the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University, and Ruth Phillips, Professor of Art History and Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture at Carleton University in Ottawa.

The program is free and open to the public.

Time:    November 27 – 9:00am-6:00pm

                November 28 – 9:30am-2:30pm

                Place:    Q?rius Theater, National Museum of Natural History

                10th Street & Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC


Support for this program has been provided by the Cultural Anthropology Program of the National Science Foundation under Grant #1424029.

ONE WEEK LEFT TO APPLY! 2018 NMAAHC Interpretation Workshop


2018 NMAAHC Interpretation Workshop


Sponsored by: Smithsonian Institution

National Museum of African American History and Culture



The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture, in partnership with Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission and the National Association for Interpretation is pleased to offer a professional development opportunity in Interpretive Training for museum professionals dedicated to the study or appreciation of the African Diaspora and African American life, art, history, and/or culture.


The training is offered exclusively to individual members of the Association for African American Museums, National Association for Interpretation, and Southeastern Museums Conference (or those who work at AAAM, NAI and/or SEMC member organizations).


Participants who successfully complete the 32-hour Interpretation Workshop will receive NAI certification. In addition to the 32-hour certification training course, the workshop will include 18 hours visiting and analyzing the interpretation of African American history and culture, including methodology, utilized at a variety of historic sites in Charleston, SC. As a result of the knowledge acquired from this workshop, participants will:

  • Learn about the history of the interpretation profession
  • Acquire an understanding of the basic principles of interpretation
  • Be able to demonstrate a thematic approach to developing and delivering interpretation that connects audiences to historical resources in meaningful ways
  • Become familiar with current literature in the field of interpretation
  • Apply what they have learned to their own sites


The workshop will take place January 28 – February 3, 2018

James Island County Park in Charleston, SC


To apply:

Download the workshop announcement and application:


Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Robert F. Smith Fund Internships-NMAAHC

National Museum of African American History & Culture

Robert F. Smith Fund Internships – Summer 2017

Two paid Robert F. Smith internships onsite related to collection information management and digital imaging in summer 2017.

Information about the internships is here:

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply through the portal on the main Smithsonian Office of Fellowships and Internships:

Please help encourage a diverse pool of strong applicants by forwarding this information to your contacts.

University of Maryland University College Arts Program Internship

Collections Internship Opportunity

University of Maryland University College Arts Program

University of Maryland University College Arts Program internship program is designed to provide students with an introduction to standard museum practice and provide hands-on experience in museum work. By the end of the term, the intern will be fully familiar with the collections management and curatorial functions within a museum setting. UMUC offers interns the opportunity to work in a University gallery and collection with a dedicated staff. Interns will gain diverse experience in activities typical of university art collections.

Submit applications to Jon West-Bey, Curator, Arts Program, UMUC


Maryland State Archives Paid Summer Internship Program

The Maryland State Archives is currently accepting applications to its 2017 summer internship program.  The deadline for student application is Friday, March 31st.  Please share the opportunities with interested students!

For full details and application information see:
Students interested in Archives, Collections Management, Library Science, Conservation, Historical Research, Preservation, Digital Imaging, Museum Studies, Art and Art History, should apply using the following link:
Students interested in Information Technology, Computer Science and Programming should apply using the following link:
Please contact Emily Oland Squires with any questions.

Emily Oland Squires

Director of Research,
Education and Outreach
Maryland State Archives
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-260-6443 (phone)

Call for Papers: 10th Int’l Conference on the Inclusive Museum

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Tenth International Conference on the Inclusive Museum, held 15–17 September 2017 at the University of Manchester in Manchester, UK.

Founded in 2008, the International Conference on the Inclusive Museum brings together a community of museum practitioners, researchers, and thinkers. The key question addressed by the conference: How can the institution of the museum become more inclusive? In this time of fundamental social change, what is the role of the museum, both as a creature of that change, and perhaps also as an agent of change?

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2017 Special Focus: “Diaspora, Integration and Museums.”

For more information regarding the conference, use the links below to explore our conference website.

The Inclusive Museum Conference Call for Papers