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Internships at Shelburne Museum

From: Rick Kerschner <rkerschner>
Date: Monday, February 26, 2001
2001 Summer Work Project at the Shelburne Museum

The Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, is offering two graduate
internships for the summer of  2001 involving the examination,
documentation, and conservation treatment of  the exterior of their
Berlin.  This horse drawn carriage represents the highest
achievement in the coach-makers art, and was ordered by Dr. and Mrs.
Seward Webb from the French firm of Million and Guiet in 1890 when
they were visiting Europe.  In addition to working as a member of a
team treating a large object, the summer interns will gain
experience with paint analysis and the conservation treatment of
painted surfaces. We will also be examining in detail the patent
leather surfaces on the vehicle, and discussing possible treatment
options. The conservation work will be undertaken in public view and
will be underway during the Carriage Association of America's annual
meeting in Shelburne.

In return for undertaking this challenging eight-week internship,
the Shelburne Museum will provide a stipend of $1500, and a private
room in a house shared with other summer interns. Travel expenses
will also be covered. Shelburne is located on Lake Champlain, just 7
miles south of Burlington, VT, nestled between the Adirondack and
Green Mountains. Interested individuals should contact Nancie
Ravenel or Rick Kerschner at 802-985-3346 or email Nancie at
nravenel [at] shelburnemuseum__org. This summer work project is made
possible through a grant from the Walter Cerf Fund.

Richard L. Kerschner
Director of Preservation and Conservation
Shelburne Museum
PO Box 10, Route 7
Shelburne, VT  05482
802-985-3348 Ext 3361


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