Curator in Residence

Grant Belvedere/21er Haus CIR Programme

The Belvedere/21er Haus Curator in Residence programme (CIR) is intended for curators worldwide who would like to conduct research for around three months in the Belvedere/21er Haus, particularly on a subject relevant to the museum’s collection.

The aim of the programme is to encourage curators and researchers working on the collection and research focus of the Belvedere/21er Haus – Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present. Networking with colleagues at the Belvedere/21er Haus and in the Vienna art and culture scene is explicitly desired.

Project proposals should

  • refer to art and art history themes from the Middle Ages to the present day
  • have a specific reference to the collection areas in the Belvedere/21er Haus.

The results of the research could be communicated in the form of a talk, internet presentation, contribution to the collection, or booklet for the public.

The Curator in Residence will be paid 1,000 euros per month for the duration of the residence, and a furnished apartment in the Lower Belvedere with a workstation will also be provided. The CIR will have access to the museum infrastructure, Research Center and Belvedere/21er Haus collections and will be able to count on the assistance of the staff members responsible for the relevant collections.

Application and selection

The CIR-programme is aimed at curators and researchers who have a relevant university background and curating experience and/or who are capable of devising and working independently on their own project. There is no age limit for the programme.

Complete applications comprise

  • a project description of one page in length in German or English
  • a detailed CV, list of publications and the names of two references
  • information on the desired dates and length of the residence

Please do not send any other documents. Please note in addition that the application documents will not be returned. The selection of successful CIR candidates will be made internally on the basis of the applications received. The jury consists of curators from the specialist departments and the head of the Belvedere Research Centre.


All CIR slots for 2014 have already been allotted. Applications for 2015 will be accepted until 31 July 2014. Applications received outside of this period will not be considered.


Submission by e-mail in MS Word or PDF is preferred.
Postal applications should be addressed to:

Österreichische Galerie Belvedere

Mag. Maximilian Geymüller

Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27

1030 Vienna


+43 1 795 57 134
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