More Research Interns Appointed at the Finnish National Gallery in 2018

The three research interns of the FNG research internship programme for 2018 have been appointed. The selections were made based on the applications and the following points were underlined:

  • The point of view of the archives and collections: priority was given to students whose applications were based on a concrete and defined part of the FNG collections and especially to previously unstudied and/or topical materials
  • Preparation of the working plan and the research questions related to the chosen collections material

The second applications round of this programme, which was launched in 2017, included proposals from seven different universities in Finland and in other countries.

The FNG research intern programme has two aims. The Finnish National Gallery wishes to enhance the study of its collections, including art works, archives, and objects. At the same time we wish to support students who choose to write their master’s-level theses on subjects based on physical collections and objects, archive material and data.

The research interns of the Finnish National Gallery for 2018 are:

Maija Grönqvist, University of Helsinki
New media art, the artworks in the collection of Finnish National Gallery / Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma: issues in collections management and digital preservation

Sandra Lindblom, University of Helsinki
Artist Eva Cederström (1909–95): her works in the collection of Finnish National Gallery / Ateneum Art Museum and her archive and other archival material related to her at the National Gallery Archive Collections

Kersti Tainio, University of Helsinki
Old European art works in the collection of Finnish National Gallery / Sinebrychoff Art Museum brought to Finland following the Russian revolution and archival material related to them at the Finnish National Gallery

The internship period is three months. All of the interns will have their own in-house tutors to support them with studying their chosen material.

The call for research interns for 2019 will be launched in autumn 2018. We hope again to receive applications from art and cultural history students interested in our collections, who are from different universities in Finland, but also those from other countries.

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