Annual John Barns Research Scholarship
Position Title: Researcher
Reports To: Director of Interpretation
Start Date: Flexible
Duration/Schedule: Minimum 120 hours, flexible schedule
Stipend: $750, awarded at the completion of the research period
The John Barns Research Scholarship is open to any person with a broad or specialized interest in icons or iconography, the religious art of Eastern Christianity. The Museum offers a myriad of research possibilities and fertile ground to investigate, explore, and interpret the visual traditions and culture of the art of the icon. Additionally, the candidate may want to break new ground in the understanding of the icon tradition in America with both historical and newly created American iconography.
Possible topics to explore:
- Carved wooden icons of Saint Nicholas
- Carved wooden figures of St. Nil Stolbensky
- Unconventional subjects that developed in Russia, such as the All Seeing Eye of God and Sophia Wisdom of God
- Icons of Dmitri, son of Ivan the Terrible
- Painted borders with art nouveau or imitation enamel cloisonné
- More topics available upon request
Please send a current résumé or C.V. with a letter of interest and a copy of an unofficial transcript to Amy Consalvi, Director of Interpretation, at aconsalvi(at)museumofrussianicons.org. Selected candidates will have a short, 30-minute Zoom interview with the Director of Interpretation and John Barns.
Application deadline is April 30, 2023.