VMFA is excited to announce three summer internship positions in art conservation. These positions are focused on raising awareness of professional opportunities in art conservation among students of all backgrounds, particularly underrepresented minority populations, who are enrolled at an accredited college or university. Over the course of ten weeks, the Summer Conservation Interns will work in tandem with museum conservators and will rotate through each area of specialization (paintings, paper, and objects conservation). They will be exposed to all areas of art conservation and museum collections care as well as the museumâs broader operations. The Interns will participate in collection management activities; learn proper art handling techniques; participate in the use of scientific and technical conservation equipment; research conservation literature; write condition reports; learn about archival framing practices for works on paper and framing of paintings; and assist in routine maintenance of the collection. They will actively participate in the daily activities of the VMFA conservation studios, become familiar with the American Institute for Conservation Code of Ethics, and assist in studio maintenance.
Internal Number: 142204
About Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
VMFA is a state-supported, privately-endowed, educational institution created for the benefit of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Its purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit, and interpret art, to encourage the study of the arts, and thus to enrich the lives of all.