In 2014 the Museum was awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to run a 5 year ‘Skills for the Future’ project, hosting year-long paid internships, in association with the Institute of Conservation.
The first year of the internships was a huge success, with all three interns securing jobs within the profession. The Museum is currently hosting two interns in Textiles Conservation, and one in Paintings Conservation. Their progress can be followed on the Museum Blog.
Applications are now open for the third round of internships. There is one placement available in Paintings Conservation, and two in Textiles Conservation. Applications are to be submitted direct to ICON, via the ICON website, under the ‘IIP Opportunities’ tab.