Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. We offer programs for Schools for School Field Trips, Family programs as well offer College Student programs. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the country’s best, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to visit and explore this place of beauty, history, and learning.
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Winterthur Research Fellowship Program
Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat, visit Winterthur, and contact staff members to discuss potential research projects. The suitability of a project to Winterthur’s collections is the primary consideration of the fellowship award committee.
More information can be found in the Winterthur Research Fellowship Brochure
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College Programs at Winterthur
Winterthur’s museum and library collections allow students to explore the social, political, intellectual, and cultural history of the seventeenth through the early twentieth centuries. Our rich resources and setting also make Winterthur a fabulous place to visit if your focus is architecture, craftsmanship, horticulture, interior design, set design, and even American literature (like Winterthur, Jay Gatsby’s home included period settings).
Select a house tour from our current offerings, or contact our staff to arrange an experience that is customized to meet your curriculum needs. All tickets include a garden tram ride (when available) and access to the garden and galleries (including changing exhibitions).
Option 1: One-hour tour of your choice. $15 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.
Option 2: Two-hour tour of your choice. $25 per person. Available Tuesday-Sunday.
Option 3: Two-hour tour of your choice, and additional custom experiences, such as a look at select library resources or a tour of the conservation labs. $35 per person, available Tuesday-Friday.
Call 800.448.3883 to make a reservation or 302.888.4645 to discuss custom options. Alternatively, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an art museum located in the heart of New York City. Its permanent collection contains more than two million works, divided among nineteen curatorial departments. The MET currently represents in their permanent collection are works of art from classical antiquity and Ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met also maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanic, Byzantine, and Islamic art. The museum is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, and antique weapons and armor from around the world. Several notable interiors, ranging from 1st-century Rome through modern American design, are permanently installed in the Met’s galleries.
The Met currently has a global scope of its collections and extends across the world through a variety of initiatives and programs, including exhibitions, excavations, fellowships, professional exchanges, conservation projects, and traveling works of art.
The Museum offers a variety of programs designed for K–12 educators that explore objects in the Museum’s collections, interdisciplinary curriculum integration, and methods for teaching with objects. Students and teachers may explore the collection with a Museum staff member, who leads discussions and exercises designed to encourage critical thinking in response to original works of art. Tours are appropriate for the group’s grade, level of ability, and subject of interest. Guided tours are offered and recommended for students who are at or above first-grade level and last about an hour.
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Internships for College and Graduate Students
The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers internship opportunities for college and graduate students interested in careers in art museums. Based upon their academic training and interests, as well as the availability of projects, interns work in one of the Metropolitan’s departments—curatorial, education, conservation, administration, or library. Most projects require a strong knowledge of art history. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Internships for High School Students are also available.
The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master’s-degree students each year. Interns are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects.
This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art.
Unpaid internships at the Main Building for college students, graduate students, and recent graduates are available throughout the year on a full- or part-time basis. The number of positions varies according to departmental needs, and opportunities require a minimum of twelve hours per week for at least ten weeks.
Information about program eligibility, deadlines, interviews, notification, housing, and other application-related questions
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Internships for High School Students
Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest and finest art museums?
A paid internship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is your chance to find out. You’ll get the inside scoop on a wide variety of Museum jobs in conservation, education, photography, exhibition design, merchandising, and curatorial areas. You’ll also develop professional skills, visit conservation labs, explore the galleries, and assist an expert in one of the Museum’s departments—valuable experiences to build your résumé. You don’t need prior experience or specific knowledge of art or art history to apply—just an interest in learning about museum careers and great works of art!
The Museum offers internships each fall, spring, and summer. The fall and spring internships are open to students in grades 11 and 12 at a New York City Department of Education Title I high school. (Check Table 2 of the School Allocation Memorandum No. 08, FY 14 for a list of all NYC Department of Education schools and their Title I status. A “1” in the “Title I Status” column indicates a Title I school.) Summer internships are open to students who, on the application date, are enrolled in grades 11 and 12 at any high school in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut tristate area.
To apply, first complete the application form online. Two recommendations, from two different recommenders, are also required; one recommendation must be from a teacher or school administrator. Recommendations must be submitted using the online recommendation form.
Dates to Remember
Spring 2014 Program
- Application available: Now
- Deadline: January 15, 2014
- Program dates: March 5–May 14, 2014, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:00–6:00 p.m. (no sessions April 14–22), with additional sessions Saturday, March 15 and Saturday, May 3, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Summer 2014 Program
- Application available: February 1, 2014
- Deadline: April 9, 2014
- Program dates: July 7–August 14, 2014, Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 212-650-2330.
Support for High School Internships is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Schein, Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Fund for High School Internships, The Billy Rose Foundation, Inc., The Merrill G. and Emita E. Hastings Foundation, and gifts in memory
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Come in from the hectic city streets and relax in front of a work of art at the Met. Join other teens in free classes and events that are all about understanding art and exploring the Museum.
Never been to the Met? Come all the time? Either way, join us! Talk with other teens about works of art from around the world.
Be inspired by the Museum’s masterpieces as you create your own. Play with materials in unexpected ways during these classes in the galleries and studios.
Make the Met’s collection yours through interactive events in the galleries.
Experiment with different drawing approaches as you sketch from original works of art in the Museum’s galleries with the guidance of an artist-instructor.