• The Meeting of St. Francis and St. Dominic :: c.1400-1455
  • Artist: Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro), Italian
  • Repository: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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Kress History of Art: Institutional Fellowships are awarded to pre-doctoral candidates in the history of art; Conservation Fellowships are awarded to art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers; and Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums are given to students of art history and related fields interested in pursuing a career in art museum education and curating. Please carefully review the specific requirements for each Fellowship application.

History of art: institutional fellowships

The History of Art: Institutional Fellowships are administered by six European research centers. All applications should be submitted directly to the center you wish at attend.

If you are applying to one of the research centers in Florence, Leiden, Munich, Paris or Rome, you must send one complete set of your application materials, via mail, to the attention of the contact listed, and one complete copy, via mail, to the Kress Foundation. If you are applying for the fellowship in London, being jointly administered by the Courtauld Institute of Art and the Warburg Institute, you must submit, also by mail, one complete application to the contact at the Courtauld Institute, and another to the Warburg Institute. In addition, a third copy must be sent to the Kress Foundation.

Please consult the Application Guidelines, and use the check-list to insure a complete submission of your application.

DEADLINE: Applications must be RECEIVED by November 30.
If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be received by the previous Friday.

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Conservation fellowships

The Foundation of the American Institute of Conservation (FAIC) administers the Kress Conservation Fellowships on behalf of the Kress Foundation. All applications should be submitted directly to the FAIC.

Please consult the Application Guidelines, and use the application form supplied. These materials are also available on the FAIC website.

DEADLINE: Applications must be RECEIVED by January 22.
If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be received by the previous Friday.

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Interpretive fellowships at art museums

Applications for Interpretive Fellowships should be submitted by the host museum to the Kress Foundation via mail.  Please include the following materials in a single package:

  • Completed application form (provided below)
  • Description of the proposed Fellowship program, including envisioned interpretive activities and mentoring relationships
  • Curriculum vitae of the Fellowship mentor or supervisor(s)
  • Curriculum vitae of the proposed Fellow (if identified), or position description/announcement and proposed research procedures
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation for the proposed Fellow (if identified)
  • IRS determination letter of 501(c)3 status for the organization that would receive and administer the grant
  • Other supporting materials, such as descriptions of the collection and institution, as desired
  • Applicants must also email a digital copy of their materials to the Kress Foundation at applications@kressfoundation.org - this digital submission should be in the form of a single PDF document

Please consult the Application Guidelines when preparing your application.

DEADLINE: Applications must be RECEIVED by April 1.
If the deadline falls on a weekend, applications must be received by the previous Friday.

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Fellowships FAQ

Q: Do I have to be nominated to apply for a fellowship?

A: There are different requirements for each fellowship. History of Art: Institutional Fellowships: candidates must be nominated by their academic department. Conservation Fellowships: applications must be submitted by the museum or conservation research facility that will host the fellowship. Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums: applications must be submitted by the museum that will host the fellowship.

 

Q: Can I apply for a fellowship online?

A: No. Presently the Kress Foundation only accepts applications in printed form.

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Madonna and Child with St. James Major and St. Jerome

Madonna and Child with St. James Major and St. Jerome

Date: c. 1512
Artist: Girolamo Romanino
Repository: High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

Scholars have noted a parallel between the foliate decoration on the base of the throne and frame moldings designed by Il Romanino's Lomard contemporary Lamberti.

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Past Grant

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Heritage Preservation

Conservation
Awarded 2007

Heritage Health Index/A Public Trust at Risk. Analysis of US collection, their conservation needs, and state of planning and funding for comprehensive conservation plans for collections.

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