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Internships at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-at->
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013
Conservation Internships
British Library

The British Library is pleased to offer one funded internship,
concentrating on book and paper conservation and preventive
conservation. The internship is funded by the Mercers' Company and
will run between November 2013 and October 2014.

The internship is available to conservators who have graduated in
the last 2 years, have limited work experience in conservation, and
who wish to develop their practical, hands-on conservation skills in
one of the greatest research libraries in the world.  The successful
candidates will have a book or paper conservation qualification(s)
(an MA in conservation would be desirable) and will be selected on
the basis of conservation knowledge in relation to the projects
available. Candidates will also need to give examples of how they
meet the essential criteria for the internship.

The internship has a bursary of UKP18k. The bursary will be paid on
a monthly basis and is subject to tax.  The internships are open to
those who have the right to live and work in the UK.

During the period of the internship the intern will work on one or
two main conservation treatment projects, which will involve
developing a range of treatment options for a collection item or a
small collection of items. Additionally the intern will work on
other supplementary items in conservation. Treatment reports will be
written at the end of each treatment project. Projects will be based
on material that has been scheduled into the 2013-14 work programme.
Up to one quarter of the internship will involve working with
preventive conservators to give a rounded view of Collection Care
activities within a large institution. Activities may include
collection surveys, pest monitoring, environmental monitoring,
digitisation assessments and disaster planning. The interns will be
expected to use a project management framework and monitor their
progress against their work plan. At the end of the internship, the
intern will give a presentation of the work completed.  Projects for
treatment and for consultations may include the conservation of
items from different cultures, for example, Armenian, Ethiopic,
Syriac, Arabic and modern and/or early western material, outsized
albums etc.

Please note that the intern will be supervised by a British Library
conservator throughout their internship and work will be monitored
on a regular basis.

For further information please contact:

    Catherine Atkinson
    The British Library
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB,
    +44 20 7412 7109.

The closing date for applications is Monday 9 September 2013

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