Historic New England presents its Program in New England Studies, an intensive week-long exploration of New England from Monday, June 16 to Saturday, June 21, 2014. Now entering its second decade, the Program in New England Studies features lectures by noted curators and architectural historians, workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, and special access to historic house museums and collections. Last year I had a chance to talk with some of the participants and they said they were attracted by the chance to see the houses and collections, but found that they really loved the expert lectures.
This year, Historic New England launches a diversity scholarship to support a mid-career museum professional or graduate student. 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 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. Interested candidates should send an application and resume by April 30, 2014 to Ken Turino, Manager of Community Engagement and Exhibitions, Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01830, or KTurino@HistoricNewEngland.org.