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Summer work project at Shelburne Museum

From: Nancie Ravenel <nravenel<-a>
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
2006 Conservation Summer Work Project
Shelburne Museum
Conservation of a Dentzel Carousel Animal and Rounding Board

The Shelburne Museum is offering a summer work project in the
conservation treatment of polychrome sculpture. The project will
either be eight weeks or ten weeks in duration.  The intern will
document and treat a carousel horse made by the Gustav Dentzel
factory in 1902 over the course of eight weeks. As an optional two
week extension, the intern will document and treat a rounding board
from the carousel depicting a polar bear. Each project has been
chosen by donors to Shelburne Museum's Adopt a Carousel Animal
Program. The animals are made of carved wood embellished with brass
and glass ornaments.  The rounding board is a painted flat wood
panel. Past treatments of animals from the same carousel have
involved removal of maintenance linseed oil coatings from the wood,
metal, and glass surfaces and fabricating missing ornaments or
portions of ornaments.

In return for undertaking this challenging eight-week internship
nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, we will provide
a stipend of $1500 for eight weeks or $2000 for ten weeks and a
private room in a house shared with other museum interns. Interested
individuals should contact

    Nancie Ravenel
    802-985-3348 ext: 3354,
    nravenel<-a t->shelburnemuseum< . >org


    Rick Kerschner
    802-985-3348 ext: 3361
    rkerschner<-a t->shelburnemuseum< . >org

by January 13, 2006 with a letter of interest, resume, and contact
information for three references.

Nancie Ravenel
Objects Conservator
Shelburne Museum
5555 Shelburne Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3348 x3354
Fax: 802-985-2331

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:30
                Distributed: Thursday, December 15, 2005
                       Message Id: cdl-19-30-032
Received on Tuesday, 13 December, 2005

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