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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Queen Zenobia Addressing Her Soldiers, 1725/1730, Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Queen Zenobia Addressing Her Soldiers, 1725/1730, Samuel H. Kress Collection, National Gallery of Art

We offer grants in defined program areas and professional development fellowships for historians of art and architecture, art conservators, art museum curators and educators, and art librarians.

Grants

Through its Grant Programs, the Kress Foundation supports scholarly projects that promote the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of European art from antiquity to the early 19th century. These competitive grants are awarded to institutions only.

To learn about the grants application process, visit the How to Apply page for more information.

History of Art Grants

History of Art Grants

The History of Art program supports scholarly projects that enhance the appreciation and understanding of European art and architecture of the pre-modern era.
History of Art
Conservation Grants

Conservation Grants

The Conservation program supports the professional practice of art conservation.
History of Art
Digital Art History Grants

Digital Art History Grants

The Digital Art History program supports efforts to integrate new technologies into the practice of art history and the creation of important online resources in art history.
History of Art

Featured Grants

History of Art Grant

CUNY Summer 2019 Latin / Greek Institute

In 2019 the Kress Foundation made an award of $12,000 to The Graduate Center, CUNY in continued support of its Latin / Greek Institute.

CUNY Summer 2019 Latin / Greek Institute
History of Art Grant

Early Rubens: A Symposium

The Kress Foundation awarded the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco a grant of $8,700 in support of Early Rubens: A Symposium which took place in September 2019 ...

Early Rubens: A Symposium

Fellowships

Competitive fellowships supported by the Kress Foundation are awarded to art historians and art conservators in the final stages of their preparation for professional careers, as well as to students of art history and related fields who are interested in art museum education and curation.

To learn more about a particular fellowship and how to apply, select a program below.

History of Art Institutional Fellowships

History of Art Institutional Fellowships

Each year six Kress History of Art Institutional Fellowships are awarded to pre-doctoral students for two-year research appointments at one of six European host institutions.
History of Art
Conservation Fellowships

Conservation Fellowships

Six Kress Conservation Fellowships are awarded each year for training in advanced conservation at a museum or conservation facility.
History of Art
Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums

Kress Interpretive Fellowships are awarded annually for one-year training internships within museum educational and curatorial departments at American art museums.
History of Art

Featured Fellowships

History of Art Institutional Fellowship

Kress History of Art Institutional Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut

Elizabeth Bernick, PhD candidate at Johns Hopkins University, was chosen as the 2018-2020 Kress History of Art Institutional Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (KHI).

Kress History of Art Institutional Fellowship at the Kunsthistorisches Institut
Kress Conservation Fellowship

Textile Conservation at the GWU Museum and The Textile Museum

In 2017 the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum was awarded a Kress Conservation Fellowship and choose Alison Castaneda as their Fellow.

Textile Conservation at the GWU Museum and The Textile Museum

Additional Fellowship Opportunities

A number of scholarly institutions administer fellowship programs on behalf of, and with funding from, the Kress Foundation. Below is a list of Kress Fellowship opportunities which support a variety of scholarly activities, including research, publication and travel. More information about these opportunities can be found directly on the host institution websites provided.