Internships provide experience with collections maintenance, preventive care, disaster preparedness, and conservation treatment. Under the supervision of staff conservators, interns number and rehouse objects; participate in gallery maintenance and pest monitoring; undertake treatment steps such as stabilization, cleaning, and repair. Hands-on work in the lab is supplemented by readings and occasional short assignments.



Student working on textile

Anna Connolly

Connolly EC '21 reduced dirt from the surface of a painting depicting the Jain Cosmic Man

Student steaming textile

Clara Gonzales

Gonzales GSU '18 humidified a large Kuba textile to relax creases and reshape folds. 

Student with Vacuum

Elena Best

Best GSU '21 vacuumed sculptures on display in the galleries and in campus buildings. 

Student working on textile

Jessie Shen

Shen EC '20 prepared a child’s mola blouse for display. 

student with supplies

Kelyu Yu

Yu EC '22 inventoried emergency supplies and assembled response kits for galleries and storage rooms.