Stageplaatsen bij British Library voor beginnende conservatoren-restauratoren

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De British Library biedt stageplaatsen aan voor deskundigen preservering en conservering van boek en papier. De stage start in november 2012 en eindigt in oktober 2013. Solliciteren kan tot 21 september.

The British Library is pleased to offer one funded internship, concentrating on book and paper conservation and preventive conservation. The internship is jointly funded by the Radcliffe Trust, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the British Library patrons.

The internship is available to conservators who 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 UKP 18,000. 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 interns 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 2012 -13 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, a presentation of their work completed will be delivered.  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 and outsized albums.

Meer informatie: contacteer Catherine Atkinson, catherine.atkinson@bl.uk.

  • Nieuwsbericht
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  • 21-08-2012
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  • Sam Capiau (Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek)