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Internships at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-at->
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
Conservation Internships
British Library

The British Library is pleased to offer two funded internships,
concentrating on book and paper conservation. The internships are
funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Headley Trust and
will run between November 2010 and October 2011.

The internships are available to graduates 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.

Each internship has a bursary of UKP17k. 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
main treatment project, which will involve developing a range of
treatment options for a key collection item or a small collection of
items. Additionally the intern will work on other supplementary
items in conservation.  For the main projects, the interns will be
expected to use a project management framework and monitor their
progress against the work plan. At the end of the project, the
interns will produce a written report and deliver a presentation of
their work.  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, and highly significant collection
items. These will provide the opportunity to evaluate different
treatment approaches in the context of the library. Projects will be
based on material that has been scheduled into the 2010-2011 work
programme.

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.

How to Apply: For further information please contact

    Laura Carpenter
    The British Library
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB
    +44 20 7412 7048
    laura.carpenter<-at->bl<.>uk

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30 September 2010 and
interviews will be held week commencing 18 October 2010.


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