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Internship at National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci

From: Marianna Cappellina <marianna.cappellina<-a>
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Internship in conservation
National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo da Vinci"

Deadline: May 30, 2014

The Museum: The National Museum of Science and Technology "Leonardo
da Vinci" is one of the most important technical and scientific
institutions in Italy. It opened on 15 February 1953 with a great
exhibition celebrating the 5th centenary of Leonardo da Vinci's
birth.  The Museum preserves, studies and interprets its historical
heritage in order to make it accessible to all. Leonardo da Vinci is
still a symbol of the connection between artistic and
scientific-technological cultures, two complementary expressions of
human creativity.

Today the collections include fifteen thousand objects among which
are technical-scientific tools, devices, machines and large plants
from the areas of transportation, energy production, metal industry,
telecommunication, IT and astronautics. These collections relate to
the Italian history of science, technology and industry from the
nineteenth century to our time.

The Museum also holds a collection of art works (2,500 including
paintings, drawings, applied art objects and medals), an archive
(paper and digital) and a library (40,000 books and journals).

Internship description: Among his activities in conservation and
education, the Museum wants to give an opportunity to show his work
to students who want to make an experience in Italian conservation

The intern will work under supervision of the conservator and assist
the conservator in the conservation and restoration activities on
historical artifacts and sculptures, in particular on plaster
moulds. The intern's activities will also include examination of
artworks, creating of photographic documentation, writing condition
reports and treatment proposals. The intern will undertake research
and treatment objects as permitted by other projects.

Requirements: The candidate should preferably have graduated from a
Conservation Training Program or have a minimum of one year of
experience in a conservation studio. The candidate should preferably
have a background in object/sculpture conservation or in other
conservation fields with an interest in working with
three-dimensional objects.

To apply please send your letter of interest, resume and 2
recommendations or contacts for recommendations to Laura Ronzon or
Claudio Giorgione at restauro<-a t->museoscienza< . >it

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