William A. Camfield Fellowship

The William A. Camfield Fellowship was originally created in July 2001 with the retirement of a beloved professor, past department Chairman, and tireless advocate of the arts in Houston. The fellowship is one of the department's primary fellowships intended to support outstanding student scholarship and museum internship in the field of art history. The fellowship offers students of art history the opportunity to work as an intern for one academic year at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston under the guidance of a professional museum curator.

All graduate students and undergraduate students (excluding graduating seniors) of any major are welcome to apply.

Undergraduate students successfully awarded with the Camfield Fellowship will be required to enroll in three credits of HART 301 in both the fall and spring semesters during their museum internship. Graduate fellows will be required to enroll in three credits of HART 501 in the fall and spring semesters.

For details on the Undergraduate William A. Camfield Fellowship project description, please see below. For more information on the Graduate William A. Camfield Fellowship with an area of focus in the Islamic Art Department, please contact Anna Julia (amjulia@rice.edu).

Undergraduate Camfield Fellowship Project

The Fellow will work with the curators of the Indigenous arts of Africa, the Pacific Islands, Australia, and the Americas on the installation of the exhibition Golden Worlds: The Portable Universe of Indigenous Colombia, the reinstallation of the Indigenous South American collections, and the smaller rotations of works on paper and textiles of the Indigenous collections. As part of his or her training and mentoring, the fellow will look at original works of art on a regular basis. Responsibilities also include assisting with object research. Excellent organizational skills and ability to work both collaboratively and independently required.

To apply: submit 1) a brief (1-2 page) statement expressing the applicant’s willingness to undertake the internship and how the Fellowship would enhance the applicant’s other studies at Rice, and career goals in the arts, 2) a CV, and 3) an unofficial transcript.



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