Icon, the UK's Institute for Conservation, has announced 12 new training opportunities in conservation as part of a £1 million scheme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This is the second year that Icon has offered internships under the HLF scheme, and it hopes that they will increase the availability of skills in areas where there is a lack of conservation training. The internships for 2007-8 include placements in areas as diverse as "archives, books, carpets, architectural details, frames, stained glass, ceramics and sculpture, as well as conservation science and collections care". The internships will last 12 or 24 months and students will receive a bursary while they are training. Many of the placements are open only to people without a background in conservation, in an attempt to encourage entry into the conservation profession from non-academic routes.
Icon announces new conservation internships