Conservation Department Trainee Program

Conservation in progressSharing our knowledge of glass conservation is an important aspect of the Museum’s mission. Our conservation team regularly presents their research and experiences at conservation conferences and to the general public. Our chief conservator, Stephen Koob, also guest lectures at graduate-level conservation training programs, and occasionally teaches workshops for conservators already in the field.

In addition, we often have conservation trainees in the lab. Most of our interns come from Europe, where the conservation training programs allow students to specialize in specific materials, like glass (or glass and ceramics). Because our trainee program is very treatment focused, we only accept graduate or post-graduate trainees with some experience treating glass objects. Each traineeship generally lasts about three months, but can be longer or shorter depending on individual circumstances.

The Museum does not have any financial support for traineeships at this time, so applicants need to secure their own funding. To inquire about conservation trainee possibilities, please contact us at [email protected].