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Position at Huntington Library

From: Susan Rogers <srogers>
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999
Andrew W. Mellon Internship in Conservation
at The Huntington Library

Working under the supervision of the Head Conservator for Works on
Paper, Photographs, and Illuminated Manuscripts, the Mellon Intern
will address the conservation of a variety of library and museum
materials.  These materials may include drawings, prints,
manuscripts, and documents.  Through training in materials analysis,
conservation treatment techniques, and readings from the
conservation literature, the intern will advance their own
understanding of the underlying principals of conservation and the
tools and techniques used in the conservation of paper-based
collections materials.

The primary focus of the internship will be on the practical
application of learned conservation treatment skills.  We will look
closely at the actual practice of various treatment techniques and
the circumstances under which each technique is appropriate.  The
intern will work cooperatively with the department's Paper
Conservators who will provide instruction in the treatment of
Huntington collections materials.  Paper conservation treatments,
materials, and strategies will be addressed.

At the conclusion of the internship, the intern may present the
Preservation Department with a brief written report or presentation
about their experience.

Term:    May, June 1999
Award:  $5000.00

Commitment: At the end of the internship period, the intern will be
expected to consider seeking out further education in the field or a
library/museum position in which the skills and understanding
acquired at the Huntington can be put to use in developing,
administering, or executing conservation projects.

Qualifications: A four year college degree in Art, Art History,
Chemistry, English, History, or Journalism, or a Master's degree in
Library Science or Art History.  Letters of recommendation from 3
persons acquainted with the applicant's academic or professional
achievements.  Capability of being bonded. Candidates possessed of
manual dexterity and detail orientation are preferred.

Letters of application and the three recommendations should be sent

    David S. Zeidberg, Avery Director
    The Huntington Library
    1151 Oxford Road
    San Marino, CA 91108
    Fax: 626-449-5720

More information about the Huntington may be found at its

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