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Internship at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

From: Gwynne Ryan <ryangw<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Outdoor Sculpture Internships
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Each summer the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Conservation
Department offers two full-time paid pre-program internship
positions as part of the maintenance program for the outdoor
collection.  For the summer of 2012, these internships will run from
May 7 - July 27, 2012 with a $4,000 stipend available to each
accepted intern.

The Hirshhorn Museum is located in Washington D.C. on the National
Mall and has more than seventy sculptures situated throughout its
sculpture garden and plaza areas.  The objects, which range in size
from three to more than sixty feet in height, are made from a
variety of materials including stone, bronze, iron, aluminum, and
steel.

The outdoor sculptures receive annual maintenance conservation
treatments including washing, the application of protective surface
coatings, and structural repairs. The work is performed mostly
outdoors, with additional maintenance conducted on the indoor
sculptures as required. Please note that the outdoor work is
strenuous, and done in a summer climate that is hot and humid.

Visits to other conservation laboratories, museum collections,
bronze foundries, and artists' studios are incorporated into the
program as they relate to the various treatments performed.

Applications must be completed online at

    <URL:https://solaa.si.edu>

Application Deadline:  February 17, 2012

Any questions about the internship should be directed to:

    Gwynne Ryan
    Sculpture Conservator
    202-633-2728
    ryangw<-at->si<.>edu


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