Internships in the Conservation of Easel Paintings

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Hamilton Kerr Institute
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Friday, 31 January, 2020

Hamilton Kerr Institute, Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

The Hamilton Kerr Institute for the conservation of easel paintings is a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum and a postgraduate teaching institution with an international reputation for its high-quality programmes of instruction for students and interns. It also operates an active and wide-ranging research programme. The Institute undertakes the conservation of easel paintings for the Fitzwilliam Museum, and also for external public and private collections. Its clients include the University of Cambridge, the National Trust and the Royal Collection.

Applications are invited for 2 internships in the advanced practical and theoretical conservation of easel paintings. Tenure will be for 11 months in the first instance, though interns may be invited to extend for a second year. Applicants should be recent graduates from a recognised post-graduate training programme in the conservation of easel paintings or expect to graduate before the internship starts on 8 September 2020. The internships are designed to allow maximum experience in studio work, under the supervision of experienced painting conservators, with a wide a variety of paintings. Opportunities for research may also arise depending on projects at the Hamilton Kerr Institute during the period of tenure. Interns will receive a maintenance grant of £1,417 per month for eleven months plus £150 towards conference travel and fees and £300 towards to the cost of a study trip.

To apply, please send the following documents:
- your CV;
- a cover letter outlining your experience, reasons for applying and career plans;
- a transcript of the grades achieved in your first degree and Diploma course (please send your marks so far if you have not yet completed your Diploma course)

by email to Sara Harrop, Administrator, Hamilton Kerr Institute ( by 31 January 2020.

- Applicants should also arrange for two reference letters to be sent directly from the referee to the Hamilton Kerr Institute Administrator before the closing date. Reference letters sent directly by the applicant will not be accepted

Interviews for short-listed applicants will take place in early- mid March 2020.

The University has the responsibility to ensure that successful candidates comply with UK and Border and Immigration legislation and have the right to live and undertake an internship in the UK.