Andrew W. Mellon Collections Assistant
The Fowler Museum at UCLA seeks an Andrew W. Mellon Collections Assistant to participate in a collaborative interdisciplinary research projected devoted to the Museum’s African art collections, considered one of the five largest such collections in the United States. This project, supported by a major grant from the Andrew J. Mellon Foundation, will focus on African objects from the Sir Henry Wellcome Collection that were donated to the Fowler between 1965-67.
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The Fowler often has volunteer opportunities for people ages 18 and older who seek greater involvement at the Museum. From assisting with research and conservation to staffing membership tables at events, volunteers play an important role in maintaining the Museum’s tradition of excellence.
If you would like to volunteer, please complete the Volunteering Request Form.
There are currently no open opportunities for UCLA students. Please check back next quarter.
The Arnold Rubin Award and the Ralph C. Altman Award are for Ph.D. students planning a career in a field related to non-Western art. Applicants should be a graduate student working in the areas of African, Pacific, Asian, or Native North and South American arts and material culture, or popular culture phenomena emphasizing the unconventional arts of living peoples, regardless of geographic area.
The recipient of the Rubin award will receive $3,000 and the recipient of the Altman award will receive $4,000. Applicants will be considered automatically for both awards. Any Ph.D. student registered at UCLA (or receiving a Ph.D. degree from UCLA) in the fields described above is eligible; students from a wide range of departments are encouraged to apply.
Recipients are expected to present their findings at a roundtable session with the staff of the Fowler Museum and to credit the awards in any resulting publication, a copy of which should be provided to the Museum.
The Sarah Elizabeth Gilfillan Award was established in 2007 by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Sarah Gilfillan. She was associate director of development for the Fowler Museum and did curatorial work on several important Latin American projects. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Ms. Gilfillan had extensive experience researching and working in art museums and galleries in Brazil, Mexico and Spain. Her goal had been to enter a Ph.D. program in Latin American art history.
This award provides a travel stipend of $2500 to assist with field research or study abroad. Only Ph.D. students in the field of Latin American arts may apply.
Established in 2017 to honor the legacy of Dr. Charles E. Rozaire, the Rozaire Research Award focuses on his life’s work conducting archaeological fieldwork and researching museum collections across California, the US Southwest, and Mexico. The award supports costs associated with undergraduate or graduate student research analyzing existing material cultural collections and/or archives with priority given to students using Fowler Museum collections and / or following indigenous research protocols (see Section 3 of https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/research/igovprotocol.pdf for an example of the latter).
The recipient of the Rozaire Research Award will receive $2,500.
Application forms for the 2019 Rubin, Altman, and Gilfillan Awards are available here.
Application forms for the 2019 Rozaire Award are available here.
Application forms are also available at the Fowler Museum front lobby reception desk or by emailing our Executive Assistant, Sophia Livsey at firstname.lastname@example.org.