Call for applications – Fellowship Transhistorical Curating, De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands

Submission deadline March 3, 2016

Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem calls curators, researchers, academics, artists and cultural producers interested in transhistorical curating, to submit a proposal for an exhibition project that challenges traditional art historical notions of periodization and chronology, to be realized within the institutional context of Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem in the fall of 2017.

The Curatorial Fellowship offers the opportunity to do research and curate an exhibition project exploring the exceptional collections and buildings of the Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen Haarlem, which span a period of the 16th century up to the present. The Curatorial Fellow will develop a transhistorical exhibition project during a one-year working period in Haarlem, introducing new and innovative ways of curating across historical and cultural chronologies and categories. During this period, the Fellow will become a part time member of the museum team, actively participating in discussions on topics like the rearrangement of the permanent collection display. She or he will simultaneously be gaining first-hand experience of working within the organization, with access to its collections, program, staff and networks. The Fellowship provides an opportunity for professional development, while simultaneously contributing to the institution’s long‐term vision. We seek proposals that question traditional museological modalities and methodologies, introducing new research perspectives and innovative curatorial ideas employing a transhistorical approach.

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