Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook of the San Francisco Bay Area has been named the third post-doctoral Mellon Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art.
The fellowship program, underwritten by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, enables participants to learn the Museum’s inner workings firsthand as part of the executive staff.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Mellon Foundation, we’re able to cultivate young professionals who will be among the next generation of museum leaders,” said Toledo Museum of Art Director Brian Kennedy. “The aim of this fellowship is special in that we are investing in the future of museums. We’re preparing the art historians and scholars who will be in charge decades from now, equipping them with the management skills essential for institutional success.”
Candidates must have completed their doctoral studies within the last five years in art history or a related discipline and be strong academic performers with a keen interest in museum management.
Norton-Westbrook, whose doctoral research at the University of Manchester, England centered on the history of collecting in American and British art museums and the evolution of the curatorial profession, will begin her two-year commitment to TMA in September.