Conservation Intern (Archives - Prince Albert Project)
Organizing institution(s): Royal Collection Trust
Location of internship: Windsor Castle
It's developing skills, while conserving a collection enjoyed by millions
It's learning and contributing at the same time. And it's caring for one of the world's greatest collections. This is what makes an internship with Royal Collection Trust so different.
In terms of both quality and diversity, the Royal Collection is breath-taking. The Conservation team's challenge is to care for, preserve and restore this unique collection for the future.
Joining our dedicated conservation team in The Royal Library and Archives, you'll gain practical experience in a range of conservation activities, while supporting our major project exploring the life, works and legacy of Prince Albert.
You'll help to transform public access to this remarkable collection as we bring it online – by carrying out conservation treatments, you'll play a part in helping us share the collection in new and exciting ways.
You'll learn how to care for and restore historic documents, manuscripts and archived items using various traditional techniques including paper repair, surface cleaning and consolidation of leather. You'll also develop an understanding of our conservation and curatorial management systems and have the opportunity to gain an insight into the different processes and considerations of a digitisation project.
With the chance to benefit from the expertise of Conservators in the Royal Bindery section, you’ll be able to grow your skills in a unique environment where development and training is commonplace.