Museum of Cycladic Art Summer Internship

Program’s identity and key information

  • Organizers:  Museum of Cycladic Art, CHS Greece
  • Dates: May 31–July 2, 2021 (five weeks)
  • Location: Virtual
  • Open to: Harvard College or Harvard Graduate students (one position per year)
  • Museum Supervisor:  Ioannis Fappas (Museum of Cycladic Art)
  • Program Coordination: Evan Katsarelis (CHS Greece, ekatsarelis@chs.harvard.edu)
  • Held: Annually
  • Application deadlines: Opens late February, closes on April 1, 2021

Find information on the application procedure via the CARAT Database for Grants and Fellowships, depending on your enrollment status:

Please fill in the one appropriate for you. CHS Greece will contact applicants in April.

About the internship

Overview

This program is meant to familiarize the participating student with the activities performed in a museum environment and to provide high-quality professional training. Due to the current pandemic, the Harvard intern will not travel this year in Athens, but she/he will work remotely helping in the preparation of the Museum’s next temporary exhibition entitled “Kállos” and the accompanying catalogue. The upcoming exhibition deals with the ancient Greek ideal of beauty (Kállos) and its various manifestations in everyday life and philosophical thought of ancient Greeks. The intern will work closely with the Museum’s curator responsible for this exhibition through frequent zoom meetings and she/he will receive detailed guidelines for the assignments and the tasks she/he has to complete, gaining valuable knowledge and experience on how a modern archaeological exhibition is implemented. The internship will consist of flexible shifts in consultation with the Museum supervisor and based on the assigned tasks. The Museum of Cycladic Art summer internship program is fully supported by the Nicholas and Dolly Goulandris Foundation – Museum of Cycladic Art and the Cycladic Art Foundation. A stipend of 1000 USD will be provided to the successful participant.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Undertaking tasks and submission of assignments relating to the exhibition and its catalogue
  • Submission of a brief report of activities and an evaluation form at the end of the program

Eligibility

Any Harvard College or Harvard Graduate student with the following academic backgrounds and interests are eligible to apply:

  • Archaeology
  • Art History
  • Cultural/Heritage Management
  • Museum Studies
  • Hellenic Studies
  • Classics
  • Digital Humanities

Strong background in Classics and some knowledge of Aegean archaeology and/or ancient Greek history is preferred. Applicants also must have good writing and communication skills. Basic knowledge of modern Greek might be helpful for the intern but is not required.

About the Museum

The Museum of Cycladic Art is a small, but very prestigious archaeological museum at the heart of Athens. Apart from the famous collection of Early Cycladic (3rd millennium BCΕ) figurines and marble vessels, it also holds a comprehensive assemblage of Ancient Greek art and one of the largest collections of Cypriot Antiquities outside Cyprus. The museum is particularly active in research and education and organizes major exhibitions of art and archaeology in collaboration with other institutions in Greece and abroad. It also runs several programs for interns.

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