National Gallery announces 2004-2005 Research Fellowships
Ottawa, Canada - September 28, 2004
Bourses de recherche 2004-2005 du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada
The National Gallery of Canada is pleased to announce the recipients of Research Fellowship awards for the 2004-2005 academic year. The Research Fellowship Program encourages and supports advanced research, with particular emphasis on investigation of the National Gallery's collections.
Dr. Jayne Wark of Halifax has been awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Art for research toward a history of Conceptual art in Canada. The project will make particular use of the Art Metropole Collection (donated to the National Gallery Library by Jay A. Smith, Toronto, in 1999) and the General Idea Archives (on loan to the National Gallery Library from AA Bronson). Dr. Wark is Associate Professor of Art History at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Chair of the Historical and Critical Studies Division of the College. She received her doctorate in art history from the University of Toronto and has published and lectured extensively on 20th-century art history and theory.
Lesley Johnstone of Montreal has been awarded a Fellowship in Canadian Art for research on the history of art magazines in Canada from the 1960s to the present, in order to determine the influence they have had on the construction of a discourse on contemporary art in Canada. Johnstone received her B.A. in art theory from the University of Ottawa and her M.A. in art history from the Université de Montréal. Her extensive career in art publishing include positions with Vanguard magazine, Artexte Editions and the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Her most recent position was Artistic Coordinator of the International Garden Festival in Métis, Quebec.
Toronto-based independent curator and critic Jessica Bradley has been awarded a travel grant for research at the National Gallery on the innovative work of Iain Baxter/N.E. Thing Company and Les Levine between 1965 and 1971. Bradley completed her undergraduate studies in art history at Ottawa's Carleton University and Toronto's York University, and received her M.A. in Communications and Cultural Studies from McGill University. She has held senior curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Canada and, more recently, at the Art Gallery of Ontario, where she was Curator of Contemporary Art from 1995 to 2003.
Dr. Linda Morra of Vancouver has been awarded a travel grant that will allow her to investigate resources at the National Gallery and Library and Archives Canada relevant to her study of Emily Carr's literary life and publications. Dr. Morra received her B.A. and M.A. in English literature from the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa, respectively, and her doctorate in Canadian Studies from the University of Ottawa. She is currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Research in Women's Studies and Gender Relations, University of British Columbia, where she is engaged in the study of Emily Carr's writing.
A Fellowship in Modern Art has been awarded to Dr. Peter J. Schneeman of Bern, Switzerland, for research on the ways in which artistic training and education in the 20th century led to the acquisition and construction of artistic identity. Dr. Schneeman holds M.A. degrees from the University of Giessen, Germany, and Essex University in Colchester, England, and a doctorate from the University of Giessen. He is currently Director of the Institut für Kunstgeschichte at Universität Bern, Switzerland.
Randy Innes of Ottawa is the recipient of the Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography. Innes received his M.A. from the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, New York. His research at the National Gallery will explore to what degree the aesthetic and formal concerns of Romanticism influenced the style and subject matter of early photography.
The Claudia De Hueck Fellowship in Art Conservation has been awarded to Marie-Chantale Poisson of Ottawa. Poisson received her undergraduate degree in art history from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and her Master of Art Conservation from Queen's University in 2003. The Fellowship in Art Conservation will allow her to pursue a specialization in the conservation of contemporary art at the National Gallery through study of the conservation and treatment of plastics.
For information concerning the Research Fellowship Program of the National Gallery of Canada, please consult the National Gallery Web site at http://www.national.gallery.ca/, or contact Murray Waddington, Chief, Library, Archives and Research Fellowship Program, National Gallery of Canada, 380 Sussex Drive, P.O. Box 427, Station A, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 9N4, T 613.990.0586, F 613.990.6190, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submissions of applications for the 2005 fellowships is April 30, 2005.
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