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Internships at Shelburne Museum

From: Nancie Ravenel <nravenel<-at->
Date: Monday, February 2, 2009
The Shelburne Museum is offering two summer work projects in the
conservation treatment of polychrome sculpture. The project will
either be eight weeks or eleven 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 three
week extension, the intern will document and treat a rounding board
from the carousel. 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.

More information on the history of the carousel and the project can
be found in an article by Richard Kerschner and Nancie Ravenel,
"Here We Go 'Round Again: Cleaning Linseed Oil from Carousel Animals
at Shelburne Museum" in JAIC 45 (2006): 201-210 and at

This project would be appropriate for a graduate level student or an
advanced undergraduate level student. In return for undertaking this
challenging internship nestled between the Adirondack and Green
Mountains, we will provide a stipend of $1750 for eight weeks or
$2500 for eleven weeks and a private room in a house shared with
other museum interns.  Interested individuals should send a cover
letter, CV, and contact information for three references, only two
of which may be from academia, to Nancie Ravenel
<nravenel<-at->shelburnemuseum<.>org> by February 20, 2009.  Applicants
should indicate whether the eight week or eleven week option is of
interest in the cover letter.

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

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Received on Monday, 2 February, 2009

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