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Student Research Fellowships

Students who are interested in gaining research experience by working in one of the University Museums' three spaces should consider applying for one of two types of summer research fellowships. Fellowships provide support for students to live on campus for 10 weeks in the summer, conducting specific research in one area of interest.

Harnett Summer Research Fellowship

The University of Richmond Museums administers the Harnett Summer Research Fellowship, which provides a student with the opportunity to co-organize an exhibition of art and objects from the Museum's permanent collection. Contact Heather Campbell to apply.

2016 - Carly Cahill
HPSC@15: A Celebration of the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center

2015 - Sequioa Roscoe, ’16, Political Science
The Artist's Line: Drawings by Pierre Daura from the Collection

2014 - Emily "Mimi" King, ′15, Studio Art
Whats New: Recent Gifts to the Harnett Print Study Center Collection

2013 - Lourdes Figueroa, '13, Art History and Russian Studies
Clare Leighton: From Pencil to Proof to Press

2012 - Haley Jones, '14, Leadership Studies
Keeping Art Alive: Prints and Drawings by Kenneth Hayes Miller and His Students at the Art Students League
Threads of Silk and Gold: Chinese Textiles from the Qing Dynasty

2011 - Jacqueline Clary, '12, Art History
Avel de Knight: Drawings for Army Life in a Black Regiment
Idea to Image: Process, States, and Proofs from the Print Collection
First Decade Celebration: Tenth Anniversary of the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center

2010 - Dayle Wood, '11, Art History
New at the Harnett
Nächtliche Blumenstücke: 1925 Print Portfolio by Wilhelm Heise

2009 - Kim Ray, '12 PPEL
Surface Tension: Pattern, Texture, and Rhythm in Art from the Collection

2008 - Katie Der, '11, Business Administration and Studio Art
This is War! The Pain, Power, and Paradox of Images
Building the Collection: Recent Acquisitions in the Harnett Print Study Center

2007 - Dina Zhurba, '10, MLA
"Of Human Bondage": Etchings by John Sloan Illustrating W. Somerset Maugham's Novel

2006 - Carmen Hermo, '07 Art History and English
Lasting Impressions: Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center
What's New? Recent Gifts in the Three University Museums

2005 - Bradley J Wright, '06, Marketing
Pierre Daura, Catalán-American Modernist: People, Places, and Things

2004 - Lindsay Kurlak, '05, Art History
"In Praise of Folly" by Desiderius Erasmus: Wood Engravings by Fritz Eichenberg

2003 - Chris Oliver, '05, Art History
Looking at Prints: Images from the Permanent Collection
Why Draw a Landscape?: A Portfolio of Prints by Contemporary Artists

2002 - Olivia Kohler, '03, Art History
Virginia Women Artists: Prints from the Permanent Collection
Vessels and Ritual Objects: Pre-Columbian Ceramics from the Permanent Collection

School of Arts and Sciences Summer Research Fellowship

The Museums also work with students who have received summer fellowships from the School of Arts and Sciences. These students typically work on a specific research project related to the Museum's exhibitions and collections.

Emily Bowden, '13, Anthropology and Geography
Religion and Tradition: Objects from Nepal, India, and Tibet

Grace Leonard, '12, Anthropology
Collecting Paradise in the Philippines: Selections from the Margaret B. Dunkum Shell Collection
Best in Show: Staffordshire Dogs from the Collection

Amy Nicholas, '11, Studio Art and Classics
Nature's Forms: Pattern Texture, and Rhythm in Natural Objects from the Collection

Schuyler Swartout, '11, Philosophy
Transformations: Inuit Sculptures from the Collection; and
The Human Figure, Archetype and Actuality: Works from the Collection; and
Arctic Spirit: Inuit Art from the Albrecht Collection at the Heard Museum

Amanda Haviland, '10, Business Administration
Victories, Orbs, & Angels: Byzantine Coins from the Collection

Kelly Hughes, '09, Art History and Classical Civilization
Victories, Orbs, & Angels: Byzantine Coins from the Collection

Kristen Malanoski, '08, Art History and History
The Sacred and The Sensuous: Hindu Art from the Collection; and
The Inner Eye: Folk Art of India from the William and Ann Oppenhimer Collection

Hester Bateman: Queen of English Silversmiths

Amy Bradshaw, '07, Art History
Traditions in Miniature: The Louise Westbrook Collection of Chinese Ceramics

Michael Reimer, '06, Biochemistry and Studio Art
Fluorescent Minerals from the Permanent Collection

Chris Oliver, '05, Art History
Looking at Prints: Images from the Permanent Collection

Anne Ruehremund, '04, Studio Art
Looking at Prints: Images from the Permanent Collection

Leslie Bishop, '04, Art History
Traditions in Miniature: The Louise Westbrook Collection of Chinese Ceramics

Maya Maini, '04, Environmental Studies
All in the Family: Shells from the Permanent Collection

Ann Blair Hanes, '03, Art History
Heads or Tails: Ancient Coins from the Permanent Collection

Anna Shaw, '02, Art History
Stones of Heaven: Jades from the Permanent Collection; and
Buds, Blooms, and Blossoms: Boehm Porcelains from the Permanent Collection

Behind-the-Scenes Student Employees

The students listed below worked on projects as part of their employment with the Museums.

Kenta Murakami, ’15, Art History
Anti-Grand: Contemporary Perspectives on Landscape
The Life in the Land: Art by Anna Líndal and Erling Sjovold

Amy Mueller, '10, Biology and Global Public Health
Traces of Time: Fossils from the Collection

Alicia McCarty, '08, Studio Art and International Studies
Hester Bateman: Queen of English Silversmiths

Liz Hartley, '08, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Developed Student Opportunities Website

Amanda Doss, '07, Art History
Ceramic Portraits: The Georganna Yeager Johns Collection of Royal Doulton Character Jugs

Nan Goff, '07, Art History
Ceramic Portraits: The Georganna Yeager Johns Collection of Royal Doulton Character Jugs

Meg McLemore, '01, Art History
American Prints from the 1920’s & 1930’s: Selections from the Permanent Collection

Independent Study

The Museums also work with students for independent study projects on various topics related to their areas of interest. Topics are determined by the student’s area of interest and the needs of the University Museums for original research.

Mimi Hiebert, '14, and Janelle Sadarananda, '13
Ti Ameny Net conservation

Lourdes Figueroa, '13, Art History and Russian Studies
Torn from Darkness: Works by Felix Lembersky

Richard Barnett, '13, Psychology
Rockingham Pottery: Ceramics in Nineteenth-Century America

Sarah Matheson, '13, Studio Art
Flow, Just Flow: Variations on a Theme

Caroline Cobert, '12, Biology and Classical Civilization
Ti Ameny Net: An Ancient Mummy, An Egyptian Woman, and Modern Science

Lucy Green, '09, Art History and Studio Art
Warhol’s Photographs and Pictures: Selections from the Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Anna Kim, '07, MLA
News of the Colonies: Prints, Maps, and Perceptions of the New World

Laura Murphy, '06, Art History
Parian Porcelain: A Nineteenth-Century Passion

Diana Thompson Vincelli, '04, MLA
Street Opera Reconsidering the Art and Writing of Margaret May Dashiell (1869-1958)

Virginia Carlson, '00, SCS
Oceanic Art from the Sepik River Region of Papua New Guinea