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Subject: Internship at Canterbury Shaker Village

Internship at Canterbury Shaker Village

From: Marc A. Williams <artcons>
Date: Monday, June 14, 1999
Volunteer Pre-Program Conservation Internship at Canterbury Shaker

Canterbury Shaker Village, a National Historic Landmark located in
central New Hampshire, is seeking a volunteer pre-program
conservation intern beginning between June and August, 1999 for a
minimum duration of 6 months.  The intern will work under the
direction of the Chief Curator, a contract conservator and a
consulting decorative arts conservator.  The projects will involve
two primary activities, conservation treatment and storage
reorganization.  Conservation treatment will include wooden objects,
original 18th and early 19th century painted finishes, historic
linoleum, and original 18th and 19th century plaster.  Storage
reorganization will involve creating improved object housing,
examination of objects, data base and digital photography
documentation, superficial cleaning of objects, and relocation of
objects to upgraded storage locations.  The internship will provide
an excellent opportunity to gain collections care experience within
a real-world historic site museum, as well as to be involved with
nationally significant cultural artifacts.

Canterbury Shaker Village consists of twenty-five original historic
buildings, dating from 1792-1939,  situated on a rolling hilltop
surrounded by 694 acres of fields, woodlots and ponds.  The Village
provides an ideal location that is only minutes away from lakes and
trails, and only an hour from the White Mountains and from the sites
and entertainment of Portsmouth, NH.

Applicants should be energetic, well-organized, and possess
excellent dexterity, attention to detail and good judgement.
Training or experience with collections conservation, architectural
conservation and/or storage reorganization is preferred but not
required.  Housing will be provided.  The internship is open until
filled.  Please immediately send a letter of interest, along with a
copy of your resume, and three references to:

    Chief Curator
    Canterbury Shaker Village
    288 Shaker Road
    Canterbury, NH 03224
    kredd [at] totalnetnh__net

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:2
                   Distributed: Monday, June 21, 1999
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Received on Monday, 14 June, 1999

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