As the William A. Camfield Graduate Fellow this year, Julie interned at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston under the guidance of a professional museum curator in the Art of the Islamic Worlds Department.
Hear what she has to say about the experience below and consider applying for next year's Camfield Fellowship!
"As the 2020-21 Camfield Fellow in the Art of the Islamic Worlds Department at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, I had the opportunity to participate in a variety of projects that gave me a great sense of the scope of museum work. For example, I was able to observe and participate in the installation of an exhibition on global blue-and-white ceramics, focusing on the influence of Persian blue-and-white and occurrences of exchange between Islamic lands and China. I was also given the opportunity to conduct object-based research on Persian ceramics, primarily tilework, in a long-term loan collection for a forthcoming publication. As I plan to focus on instances of cross-cultural exchange between the Italian Peninsula and the Islamic world in my own research, I am grateful for this opportunity to expand the breadth and depth of my knowledge of arts of the Islamic world. The Camfield Fellowship at the MFAH is a wonderful chance for Rice students to learn about curatorial practice, develop research skills, and engage with local collections!"
The Department of Art History 2021-22 Undergraduate and Graduate Fellowship and Award applications are now open.
Application Deadlines: March 26, 2021 (unless otherwise indicated)
Additional Information & Applications: Undergraduate Awards | Graduate Awards