The Heritage Council and the Chester Beatty Library are pleased to announce a twelve-month internship in book and/or paper conservation. The scheme is co-funded by the Heritage Council and the generous support of the Library’s Patrons. The internship offers the opportunity to gain professional workplace experience within a prestigious institution.
Posting this announcement gives us pause to reflect on the achievements of all of the fantastic interns we have had the pleasure to work with over the years. We were delighted to hear that our intern from 2013-14, Josefin Bergmark-Jiménez, was in the news last week thanks to her exciting discovery of a beautiful watercolour amongst artefacts from two huts on Cape Adare. Josefin found the delicate ornithological study of a treecreeper during her work as a conservator for The Antarctic Heritage Trust.
We are always happy to see past CBL conservation interns go on to achieve success in their careers, and we look forward to welcoming a new conservation intern for 2017-18 in the autumn.
If you are a recent graduate (2015-17) of a recognised book and/or paper conservation training programme and interested in joining the CBL conservation team then further information and details on how to apply are available to download via the website:
The deadline for applications is Friday 21 July and interviews will be held on Wednesday 6 September 2017.