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POST DOCTORAL/ PRE-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS in the Wits Art Museum, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

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We invite applications for 2 Fellowship in the WITS ART MUSEUM at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. These fellowships are funded by The Andrew W Mellon Foundation and will be situated in the Wits Art Museum. The positions will preferably be filled by Postdoctoral candidates, but we will consider strong applications from candidates with MA degrees intending to enroll for, or currently enrolled for PhDs. The fellows will work with the curators of the Wits Art Museum and the Chair in the Centre for the Creative Arts of Africa on a research-driven re-engagement with the collections of historical and contemporary African arts in the Wits Art Museum. We are therefore looking for fellows with research experience in one or more of the following fields: African visual art, African music, African performance arts, African dress.  One of the main tasks of the fellows will be to help academic divisions in Wits and at other institutions access, engage with, and use the collections in teaching and research. They will have to outline and drive a series of seminars which will, at the end of the project, be published as a collection of essays. Fellows will be expected to participate in exhibitions and publications planned within the Wits Art Museum.

Each Fellowship will be for a period of 36 months (although we may consider terms shorter than that) and will include a stipend, a shared office with own computer, library access and a small research grant per year. The fellowship project will start in July 2012, and will end in July 2015.

Applications must be sent to Julia Charlton, (Senior Curator at WAM) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
and should include:

Title and abstract of the doctoral thesis, or master's thesis/research report
Copies of degree certificate (or a signed letter from a supervisor saying that the degree will be completed before the candidate is due to take up the position)
Copies of completed articles or published essays (if any)
A Curriculum Vitae (Resumé)
A letter of motivation.
The names and email addresses of two referees, one of whom should be the supervisor of the doctorate/MA dissertation.
Submission deadline 15 July 2012


Michael W. Conner PhD., ISA-AM
ArtConsul Collections Management & Appraisal
4002 Turnberry Drive, Champaign, IL 61822
Cell: (217) 369-9875 FAX-PH: (217) 352-5641
http://www.ArtConsul.com

 

Students of Brandenburg University of Technology assist in fundraising for CHDA programs

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As part of a seminar on financing and fundraising for heritage preservation and promotion activities, a group of 26 master students, from 28 countries across the globe, in World Heritage Studies at the Brandenburg University of Technology in Cottbus, Germany, attempts to support CHDA by developing fund-raising strategies for its initiatives.

The cooperation will be launched on Monday, 4th of June with a shared introductory class in which – by video conferencing –representatives of CHDA will introduce the Centre and its current initiatives to the students. The seminar is aimed at enabling the master students to acquire a set of basic skills in budgeting, financial management and fundraising, which will allow them to estimate budgets, manage financial processes as part of project management and accompany their financial audits. In this context the course emphasizes budgeting and financial administration requirements of major donor organizations for cultural heritage and raises student’s awareness concerning the cultural diversity of global and regional approaches to fundraising and financing. To channel the exercise towards a beneficial aim, exciting new projects of CHDA were identified as case studies for the fund-raising campaigns that are to be developed as student exercises until mid-July. CHDA and the World Heritage Studies master students hope that the fund-raising strategies will be successfully implemented and collect financial support for the benefit of CHDA initiatives.

 


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- AWHF

- UNESCO - UNESCO TZ
                    - ICH Project
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