Fellowships - RCMC


Fellowships and Visiting Scholars

The RCMC offers several research fellowships for junior and senior researchers.

In order to stimulate new ways of exploring the NMVW’s collections, the RCMC offers several Research Fellowships for junior and senior researchers. RCMC fellowships have two primary aims. The first aim is to support research by junior and senior researchers that will advance their own research goals while producing new information on the NMVW collections, or uncovering the gaps and lesser known histories of our archives and connecting them with other archives and stories in illuminating and critical ways (RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship, Collections Research Fellows). The second aim is to invite scholars, artists and/or activist to think with us on how to develop innovative collections-based research that engages contemporary debates and urgent issues, and to critically reflect on museum histories, practices, ethics and possible futures (RCMC Fellows, RCMC/FEL Distinguished Fellows). 

The RCMC also offers Research Associate positions for experts and Internships for students to foster interest in the study, preservation and dissemination of information on ethnographic and world cultures collections.

What we offer

  • Access to our world-renowned collections
  • A stimulating, intellectual work environment
  • A research network
  • Access to the Library/Documentation Centre
  • Access to the RCMC programming and the general programme of the museum
  • A workspace (for resident fellows/associates/interns) 

Distinguished Fellows & Visiting Scholars

Ghassan Hage - RCMC Distinguished Fellow

Ghassan Hage | 2018


Tholenaar van Raalte Fellows

The Tholenaar van Raalte Fellowship supports innovative new scholarship on ethnographic photography.
Read more about the Tholenaar van Raalte Fellowship.

Susie Protschky

Susie Protschky | 2018

Sara Blokland - Tholenaar van Raalte Fellow - RCMC

Sara Blokland | 2016

Charl Landvreugd - RCMC Tholenaar van Raalte Fellow

Charl Landvreugd | 2015

‘First Impressions: Paul Gauguin’ (2018) by Yuki Kihara; Still; HD video; 16:9; 13min duration. 5-part episodic talk-show series. Commissioned by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen. Courtesy of Yuki Kihara, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen and Milford Galleries Dunedin, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Yuki Kihara | 2017 & 2019


Rita Bolland Fellows

The Rita Bolland Fellowship invites researchers who explore questions related to the NMVW textile(s) and dress collection. 
Read more about the Rita Bolland Fellowships.

Chris Breward

Chris Breward | 2016

Sophie Berrebi

Sophie Berrebi | 2018

Wessie Ling - Fellow - RCMC

Wessie Ling | 2018-2019


RCMC Design Fellows

What does design history look like when one starts from the ethnographic? While there has been a recent push towards thinking design in the global perspective, these discussions have been rather limited within ethnographic museums.

RCMC Research Fellows

greg tate

Greg Tate | 2019

Sumaya Kassim

Sumaya Kassim | 2019

Anthony Bogues

Anthony Bogues | 2019

Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu | 2019


Yatika Starr Fields | 2019


FEL/RCMC Senior & Junior Fellows

FEL 2018 Grantees / RCMC

RCMC/FEL Junior Fellowship

James Clifford - RCMC-FEL Senior Scholar

James Clifford | Fellow | 2016

Ruth Phillips

Ruth Phillips | 2019