Since 1971 the Conservation Department at Statens Museum for Kunst, the national gallery of Denmark, has offered internships that have enabled students and graduates of conservation programmes to participate in the museum's objective to research and preserve the rich and diverse collections.
The Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation CATS) is part of the department and is a collaborative venture between Statens Museum for Kunst (SMK), The National Museum of Denmark (NMD) and the School of Conservation (SoC) at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation.
The Conservation Department comprises three studios caring for:
- Drawings and prints
- Contemporary art and objects
The internship program offers students an opportunity to develop and refine their skills through the examination and treatment of works of art under the guidance of professional conservators. Informal discussions contribute to the programme. In addition, the internship will include other museum-related activities.
Candidates for internships should be students of a recognized training programme in conservation or have equivalent training. Candidates must have English language skills. Internships are given without regard to age, sex, nationality, or race.
Next available internships are from:
- Paintings: September 2016
- Drawing and prints: January 2017
- Contemporary art and objects: January 2017
The internship length is from six to twelve months and start in January or September. Interns have a 37 hour work week. SMK does not offer financial support for interns, and external funding is therefore required.
SMK will offer letters of support for fundraising for the accepted candidate.
The work place will be the Statens Museum for Kunst, Solvgade 48-50, 1307 Kobenhavn K. Accepted applicants must provide proof of their own health insurance during the internship period.
To apply see relevant links on the right.