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Fellowship in Washington D.C. for Alexander Jackson

Alexander Jackson, of the School of Art, Media and American Studies, will spend nine months from September 2017 at the Smithsonian Institution in America’s Capitol. Alexander will be engaged in research for his CHASE funded doctoral thesis on the relationship between popular magazines and the American art world between 1877 and 1913. He is very proud to be taking up the fellowship with the Smithsonian, and looking forward to the opportunities to share his research with a cohort of like-minded scholars. Alexander is very grateful for the support and guidance offered by Professor David Peters Corbett and Dr Thomas Ruys Smith at the University of East Anglia, the CHASE Consortium, as well as Dr Eleanor Harvey at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, throughout the course of his application.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. On July 1, 1836, Congress accepted the legacy bequeathed to the nation by James Smithson and pledged the faith of the United States to the charitable trust. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at nearly 138 million, including more than 127 million specimens and artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History.

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