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Internship at Shelburne Museum

From: Rick Kerschner <rkerschner<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2005
Advanced Conservation Internship
Shelburne Museum
Vermont, USA

The Shelburne Museum is offering a 15-month Advanced Conservation
Internship in objects conservation to support the conservation
survey and treatment of selected collection artifacts, funded by
IMLS. The advanced internship will be divided into four
approximately equal components: (1) a detailed conservation survey
of Shelburne's important collection of decoys, (2) conservation
treatment of carved and painted wooden artifacts and textile flags
from the Roy Arnold miniature circus parade, (3) cleaning a
tenacious layer of darkened linseed oil from a carousel animal, (4)
remedial treatment of horse-drawn vehicles to improve their
stability and appearance. The intern will also be exposed to
practical environmental improvement techniques and be encouraged to
conduct practical treatment-related research. The conservation of
these artifacts selected from several collections is part of a
continuing multi-year effort to reinterpret the Museum's holdings,
and advance preservation by improving environmental conditions in
buildings and exhibition cases.

The project will commence June, 2005 and will carry an annual salary
of $28,000 with benefits and housing shared with other museum
interns. Interested candidates should contact Rick Kerschner or
Nancie Ravenel at 802-985-3346 or rkerschner<-a t->shelburnemuseum< . >org or
nravenel<-a t->shelburnemuseum< . >org

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

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:35
                 Distributed: Friday, January 28, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-18-35-008
Received on Wednesday, 26 January, 2005

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