Department of Prints and Drawings
The Department of Prints and Drawings is a curatorial office that has custody of works of art on paper. This department's services include acquiring, documenting, researching, storing, and overseeing the conservation of these objects.
Interns will be introduced to the full range of the department’s curatorial activities and responsibilities, either as an observer, or, whenever possible, an active participant. An intern will also be assigned several specific hands-on projects, in which he or she will work very closely with the two curators and the collections manager. Activities include handling works of art; observing conservation consultations; cataloguing objects; assembling documentary information for the permanent object files; and working with TMS, NPG’s collection management system. The intern will also assist with future acquisitions and upcoming exhibitions.
Interns should have a strong background in art history or American history; a familiarity with the history of printmaking and various printmaking processes is preferred. Legible handwriting for recording information and an acquaintance with library research techniques is desired. Skills should also include some knowledge of word-processing and computer database systems.
Terms Internship Is Available
All terms. Fall term, application deadline July 1, Winter/Spring term, application deadline October 15. Summer term, application deadline January 31. For each term, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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