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Internships at Indianapolis Museum of Art

From: Kathleen Kiefer <kkiefer<-at->
Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Summer internships
Indianapolis Museum of Art

Textile Conservation internship

    The Textile Conservation Lab is seeking a graduate conservation
    student to assist with ongoing preventive conservation and
    treatment of Alexander Girard textiles at the Eero Saarinen
    designed Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.   Commissioned in
    1953 this modernist house showcases the collaborative work of
    architect Eero Saarinen, interior designer Alexander Girard and
    landscape architect Dan Kiley.  This summer internship will
    build upon work commenced in 2012. During the summer of 2013
    focus will be on treating and possibly reproducing some of the
    window coverings.  Treatment activities will include tide line
    reduction and structural repairs. The intern may also assist
    with the development and implementation of a preventive
    conservation strategy to mitigate light exposure throughout the

    A stipend may be awarded if application is made through the
    IMA's Internship/Scholar Program by the January 18, 2013
    deadline (the January 4, 2013 deadline published online has been
    extended for this position only). Apply at:


    For additional information about the textile conservation
    internship contact:

        Kathleen Kiefer
        Senior Conservator of Textiles

Outdoor Sculpture Internship

    Working directly with the objects conservator, this internship
    will involve the research, documentation, and maintenance of the
    many outdoor sculptures on the IMA campus. Skills should include
    an interest in art history, a background in fine arts, knowledge
    of photography, and a willingness to work outside and
    interdepartmentally.   The intern must be self-motivated and

    Apply here by January 4, 2013:

    For additional information about the outdoor sculpture
    conservation internship contact:

        Richard McCoy
        Conservator of Objects and Variable Art

More About the Indianapolis Museum of Art: Encompassing 152 acres of
gardens and grounds, the Indianapolis Museum of Art is among the 10
largest encyclopedic art museums in the United States and features
significant collections of African, American, Asian, European, and
contemporary art, as well as a newly established collection of
design arts. The IMA offers visitors an expansive view of arts and
culture through its collection of more than 54,000 works of art that
span 5,000 years of history from across the world's continents. The
collections include paintings, sculpture, furniture and design
objects, prints, drawings, and photographs, as well as textiles and
fashion arts.

Additionally, art, design, and nature are featured at 100 Acres: The
Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park and Oldfields-Lilly House
and Gardens, a historic Country Place Era estate on the IMA grounds.
Beyond the Indianapolis campus, in May 2011 the IMA opened to the
public the landmark Miller House and Garden in Columbus, Indiana.
The IMA boasts well-equipped conservation and conservation science
labs staffed by eight conservators, specializing in paintings,
paper, textiles, objects and variable art, a conservation
technician, a conservation scientist, conservation photographer and
an administrative coordinator.

Kathleen Kiefer
Senior Conservator of Textiles
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN  46208-3326
317-923-1331 ext. 155
Fax: 317-926-8931

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