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Posted: 02/02/2018

The Preservation Society of Newport County
Museum Affairs

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island's largest cultural organization, protects, preserves and presents the best of Newport County's architectural heritage. Its 11 historic properties and landscapes - seven of which are National Historic Landmarks - trace America's architectural and social development from the Colonial era through the Gilded Age. In keeping with its mission, the Society strives to offer its members and the public a comprehensive view of each property's architecture, interiors, landscapes and social history.

2018-2019 Residential Research Fellow
Professional Opportunity
Newport, RI


The Preservation Society of Newport County

Newport, Rhode Island


The Preservation Society of Newport County (Newport Mansions) is now welcoming applications for one-year residential fellowships beginning on September 1, 2018. Fellows undertake comprehensive projects, conduct scholarly research, deliver lectures, and generate publications and other deliverables in support of the Preservation Societys collections, exhibitions, interpretation, and historic landscapes.


To be considered, applicants must hold a M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant academic field such as art history, architecture, the decorative arts, museum education, or public horticulture. Doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research will also be considered for residential fellowships. To qualify as an emerging professional, a degree must have been conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship.


Throughout the period of the residency, Fellows are expected to live full-time in the recently renovated Berwind-Stautberg Scholars Center located in the historic Horace Trumbauer-designed Carriage House of The Elms and are provided with individual office space. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, a travel and research allocation, and housing at no cost in the Scholars Center.


Three residential Fellows will be selected for the 2018-2019 residency programs. Please visit NewportMansions.org/learn for detailed information and application instructions.


Deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.



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How to apply
Please visit NewportMansions.org/learn for detailed information and application instructions.
Liz Marchi
Phone: 4018471756
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

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