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FoB Fellowship

“Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”

Dante Alighieri

The Friends of the Bargello
Research Fellowship

Our vision to create the FoB Fellowship Fund is multi faceted. By nature, a fellowship program will define the dedication of the Friends of the Bargello as an important hub for the support and promotion of Renaissance arts even beyond that of the Bargello walls. We believe that encouraging on-going research and inquiry within this area of art history helps to promote and support its importance and relevancy. Additionally, the Fellowship offers Donors the opportunity for Legacy giving, and directed gifts in perpetuity.

The spectrum of The FoB Research Fellowship will embrace all aspects of art history reflected in the various and important collections held at the Bargello; beyond that of its preeminent collection of Renaissance Italian sculpture. And considering the lineage of the Medici and della Rovere on the Bargello, we would welcome project proposals directed toward the history of art collecting and patronage, and its impact on the position of museums today. The Fellowship aims to encourage and support a broad reach of research projects that explore the historiography and impact of the Italian Renaissance in the Modern Era; and will include topics that examine and explore the influences of Italian music, literature, architecture and political thought. We anticipate, in time, that the FoB Fellowship will be an effective portal through which opportunities are granted and the fundamental position of Italy within today’s culture is better understood.

As a reflection of the international support for the Friends of the Bargello is our Council of Academic and Museum Advisors, made up of independent scholars and both curators and directors of many museums throughout America and Europe. This Council will serve as a respected and distinguished selection panel of readers for the fellowship proposals that will be expected once the FoB research fund is functioning. Additionally, this Council will be active contributors to the various seminar series and lectures hosted by the FoB.

COUNCIL OF ACADEMIC AND MUSEUM ADVISORS

Council of Academic and Museum Advisors

Denise Allen

Curator European Sculpture
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, USA

Dr Charles Avery

Former Deputy Keeper of Sculpture
V&A Museum;
Independent Historian of Italian Sculpture
Cambridge, UK

François Barbe

Conservateur en chef du patrimoine
Département des Objets d’Art
Musée du Louvre
Paris, France

Peter Jonathan Bell

Associate Curator European Sculpture
Cincinnati Art Museum
Cincinnati, USA

Dr Antonia Boström

Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork,
Ceramics & Glass
V&A Museum
London, UK

Dr Bruce Boucher, FSA

Director
Sir John Soane’s Museum
London, UK

Dr Jens Burk

Curator of Sculpture and Painting
before 1800
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Munich, Germany

Dr Andrew Butterfield

Independent Art Historian
New York, USA

Marietta Cambareri

Curator Sculpture
Museum of Fine Arts
Boston, MA, USA

Tobias Capwell

Curator of Arms & Armour
The Wallace Collection
London, UK

Alan Phipps Darr, Ph.D.

Walter B. Ford II Curator of European
Sculpture & Decorative Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, MI USA

Anne-Lise Desmas

Curator European Sculpture
& Decorative Arts
The J Paul Getty Museum
San Marino, CA, USA

C.D. Dickerson III

Curator and Head of Sculpture Department
National Gallery of Art
Washington, USA

Dr Renate Eikelmann

Director
Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
Munich, Germany

Catherine Hess

Chief Curator of European Art
The Huntington Library
San Marino, CA, USA

Dr Volker Krahn

Skulpturensammlung und Museum
fur Byzantinische Kunst
Berlin, Germany

Robert van Langh

Head of Conservation and Restoration
Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Philippe Malgouyres

Conservateur en chef du patrimoine
Département des Objects d’art
Musée du Louvre
Paris, France

Jennifer Montagu, CBE, LVO, FBA, FSA

Art Historian, Baroque
Honorary Fellow
The Warburg Institute
London, UK

Peta Motture, FSA

Senior Curator of Sculpture
V&A Museum
London, UK

Sir Nicholas Penny

Former Director National Gallery
London, UK

Guilhem Scherf

Conservateur Général du Patrimoine
Adjoint au Directeur du Département
des Sculptures,
Musée du Louvre
Paris, France

Frits Scholten, Prof, Dr.

Senior Curator of Sculpture
Rijksmuseum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Luke Syson

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York, USA

Dr Holly Trusted, FSA

Senior Curator of Sculpture
V&A Museum
London, UK

Dr Ian Wardropper

Director
The Frick
New York, USA

Jeremy Warren, DLitt, FSA

Honorary Curator of Sculpture
Ashmolean Museum
Sculpture Research Curator
National Trust, UK

Dr Paul Williamson, OBE, FSA

Keeper Emeritus and Honorary Senior Research Fellow
Victoria & Albert Museum
London, UK

Professor Timothy Wilson

Former Keeper of the Department of Western Art
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford, UK

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