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Subject: Internship at Windsor Castle

Internship at Windsor Castle

From: Philippa Raeder <philippa.raeder<-a>
Date: Friday, May 23, 2014
Book Conservation Intern
Royal Collection Trust
Windsor Castle
UKP13,396.00 for 9 months internship plus training and benefits

Closing date: 15 June 2014

Royal Collection Trust is charged with the care and preservation of
the Royal Collection and its presentation to the public.  The Royal
Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections
in the world.  It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and
decorative arts, runs to more than a million objects and is spread
among some thirteen royal residences and former residences across
the UK.

The book conservation team, based at Windsor Castle, conserves
books, documents, manuscripts, albums and other paper and
leather-based items from the Royal Collection and Royal Archives.
They work closely with the paper conservation team in adjoining
studios, who treat such objects as works of art on paper, maps,
plans, photographs and fans.

The role

    Working with curatorial and conservation experts in assisting
    with the conservation and preservation work undertaken by the
    Royal Library's conservation team, you will gain hands-on
    experience of practical book conservation and binding skills

    Assisting with the administration and documentation of the
    conservators' work you will gain first-hand experience of
    working in a small conservation team in a traditional bindery

    You will have the opportunity to undertake a specific project
    related to book conservation operating within a clear time frame
    and gain exposure to the preservation of items in the Royal
    Collection, particularly books and albums

The Person

    With a broad knowledge and appreciation of the book arts you
    will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience in paper or
    book conservation/bookbinding

    A methodical and organised approach to work will help you
    maintain concentration and accuracy when handling works of art

    A flexible approach to work will enable you to work well on your
    own as well as part of an established team using initiative and
    taking responsibility

    With a genuine interest in the historical and contemporary
    context of the Royal Collection you will have an enthusiastic
    approach and willingness to make the most of this unique

The closing date for applications is 15 June 2014.

Interviews will take place at Windsor Castle at the end of June 2014
with a view to the appointment commencing in October 2014.

To apply online please visit


or for further information please call +44 20 7024 5999

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