This new curatorial fellowship programme intends to encourage and facilitate imaginative and high-quality museum projects that bring wider engagement with and understanding of the treasures held across the UK’s public collections.
Headley Fellowships with Art Fund aims to give curators the time and resource to work with focused areas of their collections, deepening collections expertise within regional museums and sharing specialist knowledge across the sector. Deadline for applications is 15 October 2018.
At its heart the programme aims to:
Encourage the production of ambitious and high-quality museum projects which have collections at their core.
Give curators the time and resources needed to develop specialist knowledge and expertise relating to focused parts of their collection.
Invest in museums across the UK and their curators, empowering them to realise exceptional ideas for communicating with a spectrum of audiences.
Broker new productive relationships between museums and curators across the sector to support future collaboration in other areas.
Facilitate an enhanced flow of expertise and skills across the sector by feeding into established mechanisms for knowledge sharing (such as subject specialist networks).