Bouts Project: New Student Internship at the Bowes Museum mid-July to September 2020
We are excited to announce that the Department of History of Art, University of York, has partnered with The Bowes Museum to offer a student internship for the summer of 2020, to work on a project centred on the fifteenth-century painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child (c. 1470–80) by the workshop of Deric Bouts.
The painting has been the subject of a five-year activity project, ending 31 March 2021, that was awarded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to The Bowes Museum in collaboration with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and York Art Gallery. It has featured in exhibitions and projects at all three venues: most recently at the York Art Gallery exhibition Making a Masterpiece: Bouts and Beyond, 1450–2020, which was co-curated by Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein (University of York).
University of York students who have just completed Stage 1, Stage 2 or Stage 3 of one of the History of Art BA degrees (Curating and Art History, History of Art, English/History of Art or History/History of Art) are eligible to apply. Applications from students with an interest in curating/museum studies are particularly welcome.
Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project to a) research an aspect of the painting that can contribute in new ways to its interpretation, and/or (b) develop an interpretive activity specific to it.
The internship will take place from 15 July to 25 September 2020. Due to the current social-distancing requirements, it will be carried out remotely, with the successful candidate working from home, supervised and supported by Dr Nuechterlein, Dr Jane Whittaker (Head of Collections, The Bowes Museum; lead on the NLHF Bouts Project), and Jess White (Coordinator of Young People project, The Bowes Museum).
The deadline for applications is 17:00 on Monday 29 June 2020. For further information and enquiries before the deadline, please email Dr Nuechterlein.