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Internships at British Library

From: Mehboob Mohamed <mehboob.mohamed<-at->
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Conservation Internships
British Library

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. It will run between November 2012 and October 2013.

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 UKP18,000. 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.

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

    Catherine Atkinson
    The British Library
    96 Euston Road
    London NW1 2DB
   catherine.atkinson<-at->bl<.>uk
   +44 20 7412 7048.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21 September 2012 and
interviews will be held week commencing 8 October 2012.


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