Curious about curating? Here’s an opportunity to learn more firsthand.

  • Two women working to install materials in glass cases that line the wall. The woman at left has short wavy brown hair and dark glasses and wears a dark sweater and jeans, bending over a work table and measure with a straightedge. The woman at right has dark hair pulled back in bun, wire glasses, black short-sleeve top, black belt and khaki pants. She reaches with one hand into the cases to post a paper document in the display.
    Gabrielle Colangelo ’22 (right) and Sarah Davis, library exhibitions technician, installing the exhibit
January 19, 2023

Yale Library invites Yale College juniors to apply for the 2024 Senior Exhibit Fellowship at Yale Library. This fellowship will provide one rising senior with training in planning, curating, and installing an exhibition based on the topic of the student’s senior essay. Both the essay and exhibition must rely on research conducted in any of Yale Library’s many diverse collections and will feature materials from those collections.

The Senior Exhibit will open in the spring of the student’s senior year and will be on view in Sterling Memorial Library Exhibition Corridor through October 2024.

Throughout the nine-month fellowship, the student will receive ongoing mentoring and support from a faculty advisor, a librarian advisor, and members of the library’s exhibition-production staff. The student will also receive a $4,200 stipend to subsidize a five-week summer research fellowship between junior and senior years—to be completed on Yale’s campus, working with Yale Library collections.

Read more about the upcoming exhibition by this year’s senior exhibit fellow, Chucho Martinez Padres ’23.

Application submissions will be accepted beginning Feb. 10, and completed applications are due on March 7. Learn more about the Senior Exhibit Fellowship at Yale Library and the student curator’s role and responsibilities.

Image: Gabrielle Colangelo ’22 (right) and Sarah Davis, library exhibitions technician, work together to install last year’s senior exhibit We Are Everywhere: Lesbians in the Archive. Photo by Deborah Cannarella