Open Call: London, Asia Research Award
Asia Art Archive (AAA) and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (PMC) are delighted to announce a new research award connected with the collaborative London, Asia project.
The second phase of London, Asia will explore the institutions and institutional histories that are key to shaping a more nuanced understanding of the cultural entanglements between London and Asia across the 20th and 21st centuries. Like exhibitions, institutions produce multi-layered and multi-temporal histories. They are nodes within a complex web of connections. In thinking about the role that institutions have played in forging these connections, we can cut across different time periods, bring together a range of people, objects, materials and approaches.
The award will be granted to one successful applicant to facilitate research on the ‘Institutions and Institutional Histories’ strand of the London, Asia project. The successful grant holder is expected to visit both AAA (Hong Kong) & the PMC (London) to engage with the staff and research communities at both institutions.
The award is an honorarium of $10,000 (USD) which will be made in two payments (one payment at the beginning of the award and one at the end). The project should be completed in 6 months from the time that the award is made.
The successful award holder will research a specific institution or institutional history, or a particularly pertinent time period within an institution’s history, that is relevant to the London, Asia project.
Deadline: 18 April 2017