Call for Applications: 2020 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholarships

January 9, 2020

Join a team of students, scholars, and museum professionals studying and promoting the diverse and dynamic history of Newport, Rhode Island. Since 1854 the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of American history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. It acts as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present.

Fellows have access to the Newport Historical Society’s internationally important manuscript and artifact collections; engage with the public through leading tours and programs; and put theory into practice by participating in the daily operations of the Society. Training is provided.

Initiatives for 2020 will focus on collections work, including digitization projects, costume research and conservation and exhibit preparation. Applicants with interests in these areas are particularly encouraged to apply.

Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2020

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