Summer 2017 internships with the Boston Furniture Archive

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Boston Furniture Archive – Summer Internships in Massachusetts

The Boston Furniture Archive, a project of the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, seeks interns for its fourth annual summer field cataloging project, scheduled for May 31-August 22, 2017. Up to four interns will receive training and work as a team to document furniture at a number of museums and heritage sites in the Boston area. The internship is an exciting opportunity to build knowledge of material culture and decorative arts, museum and non-profit collections management, and database creation.

The Boston Furniture Archive is free, online database that provides catalog information and photographs of furniture produced in Boston between 1630 and 1930. Visit http://bostonfurniture.winterthur.org/ to access the database and learn more about the project.

Interns will receive a stipend of $5,000 plus $1,000 for travel over the twelve weeks. Housing is not provided.

Please visit http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/boston_furniture_internship_2017.pdf for more information and application instructions. Applications are due February 1, 2017.

 

Contact:

Sarah Parks

Project Manager, Boston Furniture Archive

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

sparks@winterthur.org

302-888-4639