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Internships at Shelburne Museum

From: Nancie Ravenel <nravenel>
Date: Friday, September 8, 2006
Internships, conservation treatment of polychrome sculpture
Shelburne Museum

The Shelburne Museum <URL:> is
offering two eight- to eleven-week internships in the conservation
treatment of polychrome sculpture in the winter of 2006-2007. 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. 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 and
rounding boards 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.

We will provide a stipend of $1500 for eight weeks or $2000 for
eleven weeks and a private room in a house shared with other museum
interns. The internship will commence at a time that is mutually
agreeable to the Shelburne Museum and the intern.  Interested
individuals should send a cover letter stating the reason for
wanting to undertake this project and the desired duration of the
internship, a CV, and contact information for three references, with
at least one reference coming from outside of academia,  to Nancie
Ravenel <nravenel [at] shelburnemuseum__org> by October 15, 2006.

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

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Received on Friday, 8 September, 2006

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