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Internships/Fellowships

Education and training in conservation-restoration play an important role in improving the quality and expertise of the profession. SRAL has an active intern- and fellowship programme.
All applications should be sent to the SRAL secretariat - Siska Losse at info@sral.nl

Internships

SRAL offers internship placements for students studying at either BA or MA level as part of their training requirements. Applicants should be enrolled in a conservation programme or conservation science. The length of these placements can be adjusted to accommodate the needs of the student. These placements are self funding by the incoming student who is also responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. Erasmus funding via the applicants home institution is often available for European candidates. Applications should include a covering letter, a CV and a letter of recommendation from their supervising tutor. Applicants should indicate which department they wish to join: paintings, polychrome sculpture or historic interiors.

Fellowships

SRAL offers fellowships for graduate students of conservation programmes. The length of the fellowship will be 6 months and the fellow will receive a small salary. Selected candidates will be responsible for their own accommodation and travel costs. Applications should include a covering letter, a CV and a letter of recommendation. Fellowship placements are available on a needs basis of the conservation studio. Start dates will reflect this.

Indian Conservation Fellowship Program (ICFP)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, USA) the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (Maastricht, The Netherlands), the Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Washington D.C., USA), and The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, (Brussels, Belgium), in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation are pleased to announce an extension for five years (2016-2021) of the Indian Conservation Fellowship Program. The Fellowships are designed to broaden the experience of conservators currently working in art and cultural heritage museums and institutions in India. The Fellowships will be for a period of 3–6 months each with 6–8 Fellowships awarded annually over the next 5 years. Fellows must be Indian citizens and should have strong knowledge of spoken and written English. Preference will be given to conservators at a relatively early stage of their professional careers (approximately 3–8 years conservation experience) and employed by museums or other institutions in India concerned with the study, preservation, and display of the country’s artistic and cultural heritage. A basic academic background in conservation practice and artists’ materials is expected. Interested applicants should wait to apply for the announcement which will be issued on a yearly basis each autumn. Selected candidates will be interviewed. Further information is available from Kate Seymour, Head of Education, SRAL (k.seymour@sral.nl)

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