Rakow Research Library and West Lake Conservators, United States
Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : Corning NY
The Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass and West Lake Conservators are excited to offer two positions for joint internships in the field of paper and photograph conservation.
The Rakow Research Library is the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, which covers subject areas from archaeology to zoology and everything glass in between. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with our collection of stained glass cartoons, design drawings, photographs, and works of art on paper.
West Lake Conservators is a multi-specialty private practice located in Skaneateles, NY. Founded in 1975, West Lake Conservators abides by the American Institute of Conservation’s Code of Ethics, guidelines, and professional standards; and offers the highest quality conservation treatment to private clients and organizations.
The internship project involves humidifying, flattening, surface cleaning, and housing large scale stained glass cartoons and photographs from the Whitefriars collection; other potential projects include condition reporting, collections assessments, and re-housing various collections of the Rakow Library.
The preferred candidates are motivated problem solvers with proven manual dexterity and the ability to follow a previously established treatment plan. Applicants should have experience treating artworks on paper. The interns should have strong organizational skills and attention to detail, and feel comfortable working semi-independently with library materials and oversized artworks. Digital photography skills are an asset.