Funding Opportunity

The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Summer 2019 Conservation Internship at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

DEADLINE: January 4, 2019


The Mariners’ Museum and Park is offering a 10-week summer internship to conduct material analysis and conservation assessment of the Spanish fishing boat Isabel (1925) within the Institution’s Collection of 150 small craft from 42 countries. The twenty-two foot long vessel is constructed from wood and decorated with traditional folk paintings and other ornamental elements. At present the object has condition issues which include: structural damage, separation of framing components, and delamination of paint across multiple surfaces. The internship will focus on the inventorying and identification of component parts, the characterization of paint layers and fiber-based materials, and the identification of wood species of structural elements to enable the development of a conservation treatment plan.

Techniques available to conduct analysis and imaging during the internship include photogrammetry, UV-Vis Fluorescence, IR, RTI, PXRF, FT-IR, and PLM and LM.

Placement dates for the internship are between June 3rd and August 16th Applying candidates should have a minimum of one year of conservation graduate school training.

Please email a letter of intent, Curriculum Vitae, and two letters of recommendations with one coming from a conservator familiar with the applicant’s work to:

Stipend Position: $5,000.00

For more information contact: Will Hoffman

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