Painting by Joséphine of cattle and trees

Icon/HLF Conservation Internships

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. 

The Bowes Museum has a workforce of approximately 70 employees and over 100 volunteers, all of whom come from varying backgrounds and offer the Museum a diverse range of knowledge and skills. If you are interested in working in the Museum as an employee or volunteer, please see further information and details of how to apply on our website. Other opportunities to get involved as a volunteer are offered by the Friends.