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05 Aug 2018

Internship in Conservation at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, an ASEMUS member, has recently annouced that it is offering a 12-month internship in conservation. The scheme is co-funded by the Heritage Council and the generous support of the Chester Beatty’s Patrons. The internship offers the possibility of professional workplace experience within a prestigious institution. The successful candidate will gain experience working in the Library’s busy Conservation Laboratory. He/She will work under the supervision of the Library’s Senior Conservator, Kristine Rose-Beers. Practical projects will be assigned to fit in with the Library’s on-going treatment, exhibition and loan programmes and include the preparation of manuscripts and single folios for digitisation from across the collections. A designated National Cultural Institution in the Republic of Ireland, the Chester Beatty Library is a public charitable trust established under the will of the late Sir Alfred Chester Beatty, which was granted probate in 1968. The internationally acclaimed collection of manuscripts, prints, icons, miniature paintings, early printed books and works of art from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe open a window on the great cultures and religions of the world. The internship is for a period of one year only. The start date is flexible and can be adjusted to fit the successful candidate’s existing commitments; however he/she would ideally start in November 2018. The deadline for applications is Friday 31 August and interviews will be held on Friday 28 September 2018. For additional information and applications, please visit the Chester Beatty Library's Vacancies page at