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This year, Historic New England launches a diversity scholarship to support a mid-career museum professional or graduate student from a diverse background who would like to attend the Program in New England Studies.

Program in New England Studies, an intensive learning experience with lectures by specialists, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours, runs from June 16 to 21, 2014. Participants study the buildings and collections of Historic New England and other museums and private houses in the region. The diversity scholarship will be awarded to a museum or historic preservation professional or a graduate student in the fields of architecture, decorative arts, history, material culture, preservation, or museum studies.

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Historic New England encourages the participation of individuals from diverse backgrounds and promotes the organization’s goal to assist in the diversification of professionals in the field. Applicants must represent a racial or ethnic minority group in the U.S. The scholarship covers the full registration fee of $1,550, housing at a local university, and a travel stipend of $200. Interest in the diversity scholarship should be noted in the required essay. The scholarship application should include: a statement (limit two pages) explaining why you’d like to attend the Program in New England Studies, how you expect the program to benefit you and your career, and the impact that your presence might have upon other participants. Learn more about the Program in New England Studies.

Interested candidates should send application and resume by April 30, 2014, to Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions Ken Turino, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01830, or KTurino@HistoricNewEngland.org. Successful applicants will be contacted by May 15, 2014.


Media Contact: Susanna Crampton, News@HistoricNewEngland.org