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Summer work project at Shelburne Museum

From: Nancie Ravenel <nravenel>
Date: Friday, January 19, 2007
The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT
<URL:http://www.shelburnemuseum.org> is offering a summer work
project 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.

In return for undertaking this internship nestled between the
Adirondack and Green Mountains, we will provide a stipend of $1500
for eight weeks or $2000 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 March 2, 2007.

Nancie Ravenel
Objects Conservator
Shelburne Museum
5555 Shelburne Rd.
Shelburne, VT 05482
802-985-3348 ext: 3354


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