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The Smithsonian and the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council Sign Fellowship Agreement

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 by in The OFI Blog

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AHRC CEO Rick Rylance (left) and Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture Richard Kurin (right)

The Smithsonian and the UK Arts & Humanities Research Council Sign Fellowship Agreement

Today the Smithsonian Institution (SI) and the Arts & Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC) entered into a cooperative agreement to facilitate the placement of AHRC postdoctoral scholars at the Smithsonian as Fellows.

A Memorandum of Understanding was co-signed by Smithsonian Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture Richard Kurin and AHRC CEO Rick Rylance. Kurin remarked on the Smithsonian’s deep British roots and opportunity to increase research in the arts and humanities. “We are pleased to be a part of this collaboration.”  Rylance said AHRC fellows are global, eager to explore knowledge at SI.

The agreement provides UK scholars access to world-class research facilitates and Smithsonian staff and speaks to both organizations’ commitment to education and discovery. 

The Smithsonian, funded with a bequest from Englishman James Smithson 1846, is the largest museum and research complex in the world.

The Arts & Humanities Research Council is one of seven research councils in the UK.  It is the public body that provides approximately £102 million to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities.

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