The Francis Haskell Memorial Fund, founded in 2000 and registered as a charity in the UK, exists to promote the study of the History of Art, especially in areas of the discipline pioneered or advanced by the great art historian Professor Francis Haskell (1928-2000). These include: the nature of the relationship between patrons and artists, the vicissitudes of the history of taste, the history of collecting, the neglect, rediscovery and reception of particular movements and artists, the history of the art market, the history of art museums and museum display, the history of art exhibitions and their catalogues, the changing nature of books on art, the role of images and art objects in the writing of history.
The Trustees of the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund award annual scholarships of up to £2000 to enable scholars to spend time in libraries, archives and art collections to carry out advanced, focussed research in the history of western art. Preference may be given to candidates in the early stages of their careers; to subjects related to the commissioning, collecting or interpretation of works of art made before 1914; and to research carried out outside the applicant’s country of residence. For some years, an additional scholarship has been funded and awarded by The Burlington Magazine Foundation in conjunction with the Francis Haskell Trustees, for research topics related to the types of art-historical material published in The Burlington Magazine.
For details of how to apply, please visit our Scholarship Award page.