The Glucksman Conservation Centre has hosted a number of mid-training internships for conservation students studying at institutions across Europe including Camberwell College of Arts, West Dean College, Northumbria University, the School of Conservation in Cremona, Italy, and University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Internships are unpaid and generally between 4 and 6 weeks, although we have hosted students for longer. We ensure that students gain experience in the full range of the studio’s work which includes both preservation and conservation projects. Wherever possible, we also try to match the work available to the specific interests of the student.

To learn more about the work that past interns have been involved in, please see the following posts in the Special Collections Centre blog:

  • Erin Murray, then a student at Camberwell College of Arts, presents her investigation into the mechanics of a transformation volvelle. Erin later completed work on the book featured as part of her final year project. Read more here.
  • Marion Gouriveau, from the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, split her time between the Glucksman Conservation Centre and the University’s Museum Conservation laboratory. In her blog she tells us about two projects she worked on: an early 17th century miniature book, and a large papier-mâché anatomical model of a snail. Read more here.
  • Stacey Kelly & Carrie Smith, who were from Northumbria University and Camberwell College of Arts respectively, spent some of their time here helping the conservation team prepare for an exhibition. They wrote a joint post on making custom-made book cradles from archival board. Read more here.
  • Katie Boodle, who was a student from Camberwell College of Arts, tells us about her work to better understand the spring back binding. Read more here
  • Rachel Day from West Dean College writes about her work developing a housing solution for a collection of early parchment charters. Read more here.

If you would be interested in joining us for an internship, please make your initial enquiry to: l.j.coles@abdn.ac.uk