The 2015 SKD Research Fellowship – an exciting opportunity!

Dear ITPers,

We are excited to announce that applications for the 2015 Dresden Fellowship, at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD), are now open!

Sharing the aims and goals of the British Museum and the ITP, the SKD hopes to bring together scholars and museum professionals from around the world to collaborate on projects, experience new cultures and share knowledge.

One of the oldest and largest museum organizations in Germany, the SKD oversees fourteen well-established and renowned museums. Their diverse collections are divided between art and ethnography, with a great deal of research possibilities for the right candidate.


One space is available to former ITP participants to spend between six weeks and three months in Dresden in 2015, undertaking research on specific projects taking place in Dresden together with colleagues from the SKD. Applicants will have the chance to cooperate with specialists in the same field who are working on subject matters relevant to their personal interests.

One fellowship for 2015 has now been awarded to Constantinos Vasiliadis, Senior Conservator and Coordinator of the Sculptures Conservation Laboratory at the Acropolis Museum in Athens (ITP 2014). We wish Costas the best of luck for his time in Dresden.

The titles for the research projects available in 2015 are as follows:

ARTFUL AMBASSADORS – Exhibition Project: Organizational Assistance

ARTFUL AMBASSADORS – Exhibition Project: Latin American Art and Culture

ARTFUL AMBASSADORS – Exhibition Project: Indian Art and Culture

DAMASCUS ROOM – Daily life in 19th century Syria and Palestine

BENIN/NIGERIA – Kingdom of Benin

DAHOMÉ/TOGO – Ritual objects of Vodún

PHILIPPINES – Traces of ethnic living in late 19th century

INDONESIA – Javanese culture

PACIFIC – Colonial Photography

Details of each project can be found in the “List of Fellowship Projects 2015” document included.

We really encourage you to apply for this wonderful opportunity. To do so, please send the following to Claire or Emma at by 10 April 2015:

Your CV

A completed application form

A completed questionnaire on the project and your professional and personal interests

Permission of your institution to travel to Dresden for the scholarship for a period between six weeks and up to three months

A scan of the personal details page of your passport

For further details on the SKD and the fellowship, please refer to the documents included here. Feel free to email us at with any questions, and Good Luck!

Application Documents:

Call for Application for the Fellowship Programme

Application Form_Research Fellowship

List of Fellowship Projects 2015

Questionnaire on project, professional and personal interests