Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA), Harvard Art Museums

March 12, 2017


Generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the program will provide each participant with housing on campus and a stipend of $1,400 to help cover round-trip travel costs, food, and incidental expenses for the duration of the program.


The Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA) is an intensive two-week workshop designed for Ph.D. candidates in art history who feel their topics and careers will benefit from object-based and art technical research. The workshop builds on the Summer Institute for Technical Art History (SITAH) that was developed and led by New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts for the past five years. Participants will be immersed in the interdisciplinary, collaborative environment of the Harvard Art Museums and the neighboring Department of History of Art and Architecture, as well as other academic and cultural partners in the Greater Boston area. An expert faculty of conservators, conservation scientists, curators, art historians, artists, and other makers will engage a cohort of 15 students in close looking at works of art; hands-on art making; guided technical examination and analysis; critical readings; and discussions with experts.

This year, SITSA will focus on the multifaceted theme of translation.


Applications are due March 20th. For more information about the program, please reference the attached flyer.