MA Fellowship programme
Call for applications

***The application period has finished in May 2020.***



The programme is a paid travel grant programme carried on as part of the Beyond Matter – Cultural heritage on the verge of Virtual Reality project. It consists of nine short-term positions (four-months duration) at major museum and art institutions in Europe throughout the years 2020–2022. Students will be part of a team involved in developing the reconstruction and rendering into virtual reality of two major exhibitions in areas related to the new digital media, namely, the 1985 Les Immatérieaux exhibition curated by philosopher J. F. Lyotard at Centre George Pompidou and 2002 IconoClash exhibition created at ZKM in 2002. The objectives are to support mobility and research experience in areas related to arts, heritage and digital technologies.

Applications deadline

Application materials

6 March 2020

Short letter (email) with (250 words max.) description of interest indicating how the travel and participation in the project would benefit studies. If called for interview, we will ask for CV, transcripts and portfolio.

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Placement provides opportunities to learn about archival research, design consultancy in areas related to exhibition concept development and implementation (display and scenography); 3D modelling: user interface (UI) and user experience design (UX). As curatorial assistants the students will be actively involved with the development of exhibitions, events and symposia, and an artist in residency program, all related to the overall topic of the project. Some knowledge of French and German language is welcome but not required.

Beyond Matter – Cultural heritage on the verge of virtual reality is a Creative Europe project about the conceptual development of exhibitions, including the revival and documentation of past landmark exhibitions, and about collaboration with artists, scholars, and developers – both materially and immaterially present – in innovative ways.

The fellowships programme will be carried out in collaboration with the Systems of Representation research group at Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture. Aalto University Masters students are invited to apply.