Interior Provocations/ Interiors Without Architecture

Call For Proposals

The second annual Pratt Interior Provocations symposium, Interiors without Architecture, seeks papers addressing the broad cultural, historical, and theoretical implications of interiors beyond their conventionally defined architectural boundaries, and not limited by interior design’s traditional associations with decoration, taste, and social status. This conference encourages provocative and boundary-expanding proposals from design practitioners, historians, and theorists addressing, for example, the implications of interior design expertise applied to prefabricated, reused enclosures not originally intended for human occupation; interiors composed by natural geography; interior environments created for literature, film, stage and virtual reality; interiors constructed within external urban surroundings; mobile interiors, inhabitable art; infrastructural interiors; interior landscapes; adaptive reuse and interiors; and interiors on and for display, including period rooms, model rooms, dioramas, and store display windows.

This symposium celebrates the publication of Interiors Beyond Architecture (Routledge 2018), co-edited by Deborah Schneiderman (Pratt Institute) and Amy Campos (California College of the Arts) as well as of Architectures of Display: Department Stores and Modern Retail (Routledge 2018), co-edited by Anca I. Lasc (Pratt Institute), Patricia Lara-Betancourt (The Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University, London, UK), and Margaret Maile Petty (Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia).

Keynote Speaker:

Penny Sparke, Acting Dean and Professor of Design History; Director, Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University, London, UK


Alice Friedman, Grace Slack McNeil Professor of American Art; Professor of Art, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, USA

Host Committee:

Pratt Institute, Department of Interior Design
-Deborah Schneiderman
-Keena Suh
-Karin Tehve
Pratt Institute, Department of the History of Art and Design
-Anca I. Lasc
-Karyn Zieve
Ryerson School of Interior Design
-Alexa Griffith Winton


Guggenheim Museum’s Fall Internship

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 internships in all museum departments, including (but not limited to): Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media & Public Relations, and Publishing & Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim special projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into the Fall 2016 Program! 
The Fall 2016 Internship Program will begin on Monday, September 19 and end on Friday, December 19. Application deadline is June 1st.
Fall 2016 Internships

Aperture Foundation Internships

Aperture Foundation is currently accepting internship applications for the fall term of their Work Scholar Program, which will begin in July 2016. The foundation is a not-for-profit arts organization that strives to connect the photography community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other – in print, in person, and online. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016.

If you are interested, please visit the Aperture Foundation’s website to learn more about the positions available and application requirements for each department:

Here is a short video about the program:

Graphic Design Internship at the Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for an internship in the Graphic Design department for spring 2016. Interns in this department would help with the design of exhibition graphics and printed material for an exhibition that opens in April.

Graphic design is an integral part of the image of the museum. The Graphic Design department is responsible for the design and installation of the museum’s building and exhibition signage, as well as the design and production of various printed materials, including exhibition-related ephemera (e.g., invitations, educational guides, and direct mail), informational brochures, and publications for all museum departments.

Ideal candidates are Graphic Design majors or those who have taken numerous graphic design courses. Additionally, knowledge of typography and the Adobe Creative Suite, especially InDesign is essential. Guggenheim internships are available for-credit, though are also open to student and recent graduates not receiving academic credit but who wish to pursue practical training in a museum environment.

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and design portfolio via email to by December 18th.

Position Available at the MoMA

The MoMA is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant. The job description can be found here. This is of course a position that involves plenty of administrative support, but it also requires some curatorial work with a lot of room for growth.
Anyone who is interested should send their application both to the general MoMA HR address and to Emily Liebert (

Frick Collection Internship Opportunity!


There are two internship opportunities at the Frick Collection for Spring 2016!

Undergrad/Graduate Curatorial Internships

Curatorial interns will shadow and work alongside specialists in European painting sculpture, and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Each intern will collaborate with curatorial staff on research projects pertaining to areas of art history represented in the Frick Collection as they relate to the intern’s area of study.

Application deadline: November 30, 2015

Information about this internship can be found here.

Ayesha Bulchandani-Mathrani Internship Programs for Graduate Studies

The Education Department of the Frick Collection is now accepting applications from graduate students for the Ayesha Bulchandani-Mathrani Internship for Spring 2016. The Education intern will participate in the planning and implementation of public programs and conduct research for projects tailored to their academic interests. Additionally, the intern will attend a wide range of staff-led enrichment sessions, such as gallery conversations, introductions to the resources of the Frick Art Reference Library, and gallery talks by curators and educators.

Application deadline: December 14, 2015

Information about this internship can be found here.

Museum Education Director Position Available!

King Manor Museum seeks a full-time Education Director to oversee the museum’s busy calendar of school and adult group visits.

About King Manor:

King Manor Museum was the homestead of three generations of the King family from 1805 until 1896, beginning with anti-slavery Senator and Founding Father Rufus King. King Manor is a valuable historical, educational and cultural resource serving a largely minority and immigrant community of 650,000 in southeast Queens. Our goal is to make history relevant and immediate, and to foster an awareness of the roots of the present and a deeper appreciation of history as an on-going process.


– Develop, lead and assess school programs

– Coordinate all aspects of school group bookings

– Recruit teachers to visit King Manor with their classes via leading professional development sessions, outreach to area principals and schools, etc.

– Coordinate and lead adult group tours

– Track program statistics and assist Executive Director with educational materials for grants

– Recruit, train and schedule docents and volunteers

– Order, manage, and maintain all school program supplies

– Manage museum gift shop


9:00-5:00, Monday – Friday. Three Saturdays per year to assist with seasonal festivals in addition to one Sunday per month.

Start date January 11, 2016.


– Bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Material Culture, or a related field

– 5 years museum education experience, or 3 years plus a master’s degree in a related field

– Strong communication skills, both written and spoken

– Good organizational and time management skills

– Flexibility and sense of humor

– Volunteer management experience a plus

– Fluency in Spanish a plus

To apply:

Send cover letter and resume to Nadezhda Williams, Executive Director, Application deadline is Monday, November 30, 2015.

Register for ArtTable’s Career Roundtable

Hi Everyone,

I strongly encourage you to register for ArtTable’s Career Roundtable on Friday, November 1, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Great Hall at F.I.T., 7th Avenue and 27th Street. It’s a great opportunity to explore art history related career choices with professionals in the various fields.

The categories you can choose from this year are: Appraiser, Archivist/Librarian, Art Advisor, Art Fairs, Art Publications and Media, Auction House, Collection Management, Conservation, Curator/Art Historian, Development, Education and Arts Programming, Foundations, Gallery/Dealer, Museum and Nonprofit Directors, PR/Marketing /Social Media and Public/Civic Art.

Each table will have no more than eight students and will be led by one or two facilitators experienced in that area. Each student will have a chance to be part of two discussions and an open networking session.

NOTE: Registration this year is entirely online. If this poses a difficultly, or if you have any questions, you can contact ArtTable at  Please note also that the REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 (this is not indicated on the flyer).


Again, I strongly encourage you to take advantage of this very useful and informative opportunity.


Dorothea Dietrich, Ph.D.
Chair, History of Art and Design
206 East Hall
Pratt Institute
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Internship and Junior Cataloguer positions at Lofty

Lofty is seeking Interns and Junior Cataloguers, check the links below:


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