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Internships at Historic Scotland

From: Michael Pearce <michael.pearce<-a>
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2005
Conservation Bureau
2005 Internship Programme
Annual stipend of UKP11, 500 with UKP1,500 study/travel allowance

Historic Scotland, through its Conservation Bureau, invites
applications for 6 twelve-month internships. The Bureau's internship
programme has been developed over 19 years, with the aim of
increasing the fund of conservation skills in Scotland, and provides
recent conservation graduates with a broad base of experience,
including extensive practical work supervised by established

Internship in Paper Conservation (Ref 04/A)

    A one-year internship is offered in the conservation of
    paper-based collections at the Book and Paper conservation
    Studio, Dundee University Library. The rich variety of work
    (works of art on paper, archives, books) from clients all over
    the UK offers opportunities for the successful candidate to
    pursue their special interest, including on-site surveys and
    collections care. Supervision will be provided by accredited
    paper conservators, under the general supervision of the Chief
    Conservator, Ylva Player-Dahnsjo.

Internship in Conservation of Artefacts (Ref 04/B)

    A one-year internship is offered in the conservation of
    artefacts based for six months at Loanhead, Midlothian, in the
    conservation laboratory of AOC Archaeology Group, and for the
    second six months in the conservation laboratory at Marischal
    Museum, University of Aberdeen. In Aberdeen the intern will work
    under the supervision of the Museum's Senior Curator
    (Conservation), Margot Wright and in Loanhead under Amanda
    Clydesdale, AOC's Conservation Consultant. The intern will
    benefit from the wide range of practical and preventive
    conservation experience offered by the two laboratories.

Internship in Furniture Conservation and Restoration (Ref 04/C)

    A one-year internship is offered in the conservation and
    restoration of furniture. The intern will be supervised by
    Jeremy Gow in his well-equipped workshop, located near Forfar in
    Angus, working on a variety of furniture from museums, historic
    houses and private collections. The intern will gain experience
    in all forms of cabinet-making, especially marquetry and veneer

Internship in Textile Conservation (Ref 04/D)

    A one-year internship is offered in textile conservation based
    at The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. The successful candidate
    will be supervised by Helen Murdina Hughes, Textile Conservator,
    Glasgow City Council, and will assist with the care of
    collections within the Council's museum venues and storage
    sites. The intern will also be involved in the treatment and
    preparation of textiles for the HLF-funded project to refurbish
    and redisplay Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Internship in Transport/Small Technology Conservation (Ref 04/E)

    A one-year internship is offered in transport/small technology
    conservation with the Riverside Project conservation team,
    Glasgow Museums, based at the Museum Of Transport. The
    successful candidate will be supervised by Louise Lawson,
    Conservation and Collections Management Officer, Glasgow City
    Council, and will develop skills ranging from condition surveys
    and object treatments to providing display, packing and
    transport recommendations, within the context of a large
    capitally funded project.

Internship in Conservation of Objects (Ref 04/F)

    A one-year internship is offered in object conservation based at
    the Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and
    Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The successful candidate
    will be supervised by Marie Stumpff, Senior Conservator, Glasgow
    City Council, and will assist with the preparation of objects
    for redisplay in the HLF-funded Kelvingrove New Century Project.
    The work of the successful candidate will include in depth
    treatments as well as preparing objects for mounting and
    assisting the Installation Team during on-site installation of
    the new exhibitions.

Applicants must recently have completed a relevant conservation
training course; alternative training and experience may be
considered for the furniture internship. A key factor in the
selection process is a commitment to continuing work in Scotland.
Interviews for short-listed applicants will be held between Aug
15-Sep 9, 2005; it is anticipated that the internships will start at
the end of October. Apply by letter to the address below, quoting
the internship reference, and enclosing a Curriculum Vitae with the
names and addresses of two referees familiar with the applicant's
conservation career; applicants must also provide a separate 200-300
word statement of their interest in an Historic Scotland internship.

    The Manager, Historic Scotland Conservation Centre,
    3, Stenhouse Mill Lane
    Edinburgh EH11 3LR
    +44 131 443 5635
    Fax: +44 131 455 8260
    robert.wilmot<-a t->scotland< . >gsi< . >gov< . >uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 10 June 2005

For further information you may contact Robert Wilmot at the
Historic Scotland Conservation Centre

Michael Pearce
Historic Scotland Conservation Centre

                  Conservation DistList Instance 18:52
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Received on Thursday, 28 April, 2005

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