The University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum invite applications for the 2013 joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies. This one-month Fellowship is intended for scholars working on the Pre-Raphaelites and their associates. Up to $2,500 is available. The recipient will be expected to be in residence during 2013 and to make use of the resources of both the University of Delaware Library and the Delaware Art Museum. By arrangement with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, scholars may apply to each institution for awards in the same year; every effort will be made to offer consecutive dates.
The Delaware Art Museum is home to the most important collection of Pre-Raphaelite art in the US. Assembled largely by Samuel Bancroft, Jr., the collection includes paintings, works on paper, decorative arts, manuscripts, and letters, and is augmented by the museum’s Helen Farr Sloan art library. With comprehensive holdings in books, periodicals, electronic resources, and microforms, the University of Delaware Library is a major resource for the study of literature and art. The Library Special Collections contains material related to the Pre-Raphaelites who are also well-represented in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection of Victorian books, manuscripts, and artworks. The deadline for applications is 1 November 2012. For more information and an application form visit www.delart.org/education/fellowships.html or write to: Pre-Raphaelite Studies Fellowship Committee Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806.